Monday, February 14, 2011
Does anybody remember Detty's Fish Gripper?
I still use one of these fish pliers and I wonder if anybody else does.
I don't believe I've seen another set for decades.
This is Detty's Fish Gripper, basically a type of pliers to hold a fish's mouth open while you extract the hook.
It works better than any other tool I've seen for this purpose. The flat surface of the pliers doesn't harm the fish and gives you a good grip on the jaw.
I use this tool to hold open the mouths of northern pike and walleye, then extract the hook with a Baker Hookout.
The Detty's Fish Gripper is my favorite fish gripping tool and I'll bet it is an antique.
Does anybody know what ever happened to this company?
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