Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is Mini Fish Lip Gripper by Caijia. This little gadget just works and takes up very little space at the same time. This post will be the first of a few in the next week adding to the Fishing Category on TspAz.com.
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I have been trying to fill in some holes in my fishing gear and at the same time take a minimalist approach. Smaller is better if smaller works. While there are ton of very common and inexpensive fish grabbers they are all pretty bulky. This little one is about the size of a small folding knife, it is all metal and it is fool proof in how it works.
It does have one weakness and that gets pointed to in some of the negative reviews. That is the the cheapo zinger and the cheapo split ring that comes with it. I don’t find this to be a problem as I always replace things like this with a Boomerang Tool Company Zinger (full review on these coming soon). I will add though you should not be holding a fish with the dang split ring anyway. The device itself is designed to held with the hole in it anyway.
So why have one of these anyway. First they are quite useful in a boat where you don’t want to hoist the fish and risk losing it but don’t really want to bother with a net. I mostly bank fish myself and my biggest reason is to keep my hands dry and clean. I do a lot of catfishing and while I have no problem holding them without getting finned, they are slimy and on a busy day it gets to be a mess.
Next is when the fish is hooked deep! The ability to hold the bottom lip securely makes it a lot easier to get a hook out when it is deep and often you can do it in a way that keeps that fish from dying if you want to release it or what have you. In the end it is just a great way to deal with fish, keep your hands clean, not get finned or bit and it is only 13 bucks with free shipping. So give the Mini Fish Lip Gripper by Caijia a shot if you like to keep the size of your gear down but the functionality high.
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