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WIN 2012

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From billfish to panfish, the right tools can make all the difference in keeping your catch alive. AFTCO Tailer This unique gaff trades the traditional hook for a wide loop of springy, stainless steel aircraft cable that slips over the fish's tail and cinches down with a quick, upward pull of the handle. The four-foot-long anodized aluminum handle is tapered for easier handling and a swivel built into the cable helps keep control of fish that roll and twist. The cable itself is plastic-coated to further help protect the fish. $100; Team Marine Venting Tools Available in multiple sizes, we like the Pro Series PV-1. The retractable needle makes this tool easy to store, and its unique tip is designed to vent fish with a minimum of tissue damage. The aluminum body and stainless steel parts also make it just the thing for caustic saltwater environments. $35; Van Staal 7-inch Pliers Pelagic End Game Gloves Armored with Kevlar, Pelagic's fish mitts are just the thing for going mano-a-mano with several hundred pounds of thrashing fish flesh. These gloves protect from line cuts during the battle and from the fish itself during landing or releasing. Closed fingertips give maximum protection, and a Velcro closure ensures a snug fit. $40; If you can hang onto to a pair of Van Staal pliers, you should never have to buy another pair. The titanium body is lightweight, ultra corrosion resistant and practically indestructible. The blunt-nose design is perfect for fast work around frisky fish and we like the spring-loaded line cutter with replaceable tungsten parts. $360; ARC Sportsman Dehooker The ARC dehookers come in a range of sizes, but this 16-inch stainless steel model is ideal for medium size fish typical to inshore fishing and many reefs. It's recommended for hook sizes 2/0 to 9/0. The T-handle design is simple to use and allows fish to remain in the water while being released, even when a hook is embedded deep in the throat. $19; Sportsman's Release Knife Everyone knows it's a bad idea to wave a pointed blade around on a crowded, rolling boat deck. But it still happens. Instead, grab a Sportman's Release Knife. Its twin, inward-facing blades are encased in a nearly indestructible polymer handle and shrouded in a hooked end that makes it easy to slice through the heaviest mono. Get one for your wire man and make everybody happy. Get a few more, make them standard equipment for everyone on your deck, and make fishing the blue water just a little safer. $20;

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