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Was in NY for business and decided to buy a few items. Can't belive the price of these..

Has anyone used this gripper or snag master before??





 

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Those lure retrievers (most retrievers of similar design really) work really well, but much better from a boat than from the shore :) :) :)
 

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How much did those shiney work out at Bobby? :wackit: :wackit:

Forum member Chad has some of those grips, we need to know how well they work and how long they last/stand up etc....good recce work mate.
 

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Vidar, yeah i was thinking the line on it was a bit short. Going to change it to some 100lb mono and have it rolled up in my rucksack
 

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How much did those shiney work out at Bobby? :wackit: :wackit:

Forum member Chad has some of those grips, we need to know how well they work and how long they last/stand up etc....good recce work mate.

Hiya ****. Happy New Year mate.

All the shinys cost 56USd so about £35 whilst I was out there. Im popping back out to NY in 2 weeks time. Do u want me to grab you one of those grips? They were only $13
 

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Vidar, yeah i was thinking the line on it was a bit short. Going to change it to some 100lb mono and have it rolled up in my rucksack
Even 100Ib mono is really far too stretchy so swoop it to 85 or 100Ib braid instead :) :) :)
 

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Hi Bobby,
Did you ever use those plastic lip grips? I've seen them on ebay, and do like the idea of them being rust proof and superlight. I think I'd feel a bit of a prat with a heavy Bogagrip swinging around hanging from my kit. These look like they could be stuffed into a jacket pocket while rock hopping.
Forgive me if there is another reply to this somewhere else - I just haven't found it yet.
 

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David, the 15lb Boga is very light and suprisingly compact, I put it in the back pocket of my jeans on quick sessions. Its also bulletproof and mine has almost lived underwater this year and you cannot even tell.

But those plastic grips are widely used in the US, so they must have something giong for them. I just wanted something more solid.
 

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I've got a pair of these fish grips in a luminous white, I've used them to hold the fish still whilst I unhook the lure trebles, they are really good for this as the actual grip bit is much wider than on a Boga.
 

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I've got a pair of these fish grips in a luminous white, I've used them to hold the fish still whilst I unhook the lure trebles, they are really good for this as the actual grip bit is much wider than on a Boga.
Good point- larger grip area will spread point load. So hopefully less harmful to fish's mouth.
 

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Exactly good point about less damage to fish, Plain and simple device too,

And if you loose it to the drink...... what the hell just buy another one.
 

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[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Here you go chaps a picture of one in use. This one belongs to my son and there are only two things I would comment on;[/FONT]
  1. [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]The jaws grip very tightly and could do with filling back a bit so that there is a small gap between them when closed. I did a small test on the bit of skin between my thumb and index finger, the boga was interesting as it gripped without applying too much pressure but tightened if I tried to pull my hand away. The plastic grips look as though they would spread the pressure over a wider area but in reality the pain was unbearable long before they could be latched closed. This is why I think the jaws could benefit from being filled back a bit.[/FONT]
  2. [FONT=Arial, sans-serif]They are quite large and on smaller as can be seen from the picture don't leave too much room to get in and remove the hooks. I don't think this would be an issue on larger fish but I find its the smaller ones that tend to need more restraining whils unhooking.[/FONT]




[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]For comparison this is a similar sized fish held with the boga's[/FONT]
 

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Good work John,
You cant do better than that.
So you have both in the family - if you could just have one (from the fishes point of view) would you have a filed down plastic one or the bogas (Im starting to want them now!). What about these ones as a compromise - they seem to work like the bogas but with the larger surface area on the grip jaw ends? - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-in-1-PRO-Fish-Lip-Grip-gath-fish-controller-Japanese_W0QQitemZ190419379962QQcategoryZ27414QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp3286.m7QQ_trkparmsZalgo=LVI&itu=UCI&otn=3&po=LVI&ps=63&clkid=5312683093115353895#ht_3840wt_1139
They appear to be sort of based on the very expensive japanese style ones - but at that money could be no more than shrapnel after 1 season. - Oh my - I thought choosing between lures was hard.
 

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Good work John,
You cant do better than that.
So you have both in the family - if you could just have one (from the fishes point of view) would you have a filed down plastic one or the bogas (Im starting to want them now!). What about these ones as a compromise - they seem to work like the bogas but with the larger surface area on the grip jaw ends? - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-in-1-PRO-Fi...s=63&clkid=5312683093115353895#ht_3840wt_1139
They appear to be sort of based on the very expensive japanese style ones - but at that money could be no more than shrapnel after 1 season. - Oh my - I thought choosing between lures was hard.


[FONT=Arial, sans-serif]Hi David, if I was just going to pick one it would be the boga every time. Its just a quality piece of kit, stands up to the salt water very well and doesn't weigh a ton but the key thing is the closing pressure is minimal compared to the plastic grips. The scales are useful and surprisingly accurate although I always use a weigh sling for larger fish or I would if I could find them at the moment. The Australian grips in your link do look like good value though and could well be worth a punt at that price. At the end of the day with the boga's I am fairly confident that I wont ever have to buy another fish grip in my lifetime they appear to that well made.[/FONT]
 

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Bobby where in NY do you go to buy stuff? I am in NY once a month and tend to order on line and get it sent to the office. Itnwould be good to go to a shop.

I just got a couple OSP rudras and bent minnows for $15 and $12 respectively.
 
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