Lip Hook Removal
Step 1. Grab the leader with your left hand. Hold the dehooking device
with your right hand (making sure that the open end of the curl of the dehooker
is facing up.)
Step 2. Place the rod of the dehooking device on the leader (like you
would a bow and arrow). Pull the dehooking device until you have engaged
the leader in the curl.
Step 3. Turn the dehooking device 1/4 turn clockwise (the leader should
now be in the curl.
Step 4. Follow the leader down until you engage the shank of the hook.
Step 5. Pull the dehooking device and leader apart with constant pressure.
Raise your right hand (dehooking device) to the 2 o'clock position, and
lower your left hand (leader) to the 8 o'clock position.
Step 6. With a slight twist and shake the hook will disengage and your
catch is released safely.
Deep Swallowed Hook Removal
Steps 1, 2 and 3 are the same as Lip Hook Removal.
Step4. Follow the leader down into the mouth/throat with the dehooker
until you bottom out on the hook.
Step 5. Bring your hands together, making sure the leader and dehooker
rod are parallel to each other while keeping the leader tight.
Step 6. Give a slight thrust (pushing motion) downward with the dehooking
device until the hook disengages. The point of the hook will be hidden by
the offset bend (so that the hook does not re-engage.) The fish is safely
and instantly released.