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How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

Devices for extracting a hook from the mouth of a fish, which are called fishing extractors, the modern market offers a great variety. They differ in design and material from which they are made. It can be wood, plastic or metal. In order not to waste money and time on buying them in a store, you can make an extractor yourself with almost no cost from an old bicycle spoke, and any adult can do this work.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

It will take

Materials:

  • Old bicycle spoke;
  • old toothbrush;
  • universal superglue.

Tools: pliers, hammer, stump (or thick board), iron nail, flat screwdriver, hacksaw blade for metal, drill, etc.

The process of making a device (extractor) for extracting a hook from a fish’s mouth

We bite off the ends of the old bicycle spoke with pliers and bend one end about 1 cm long at an angle of 90 degrees.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

We drive the bent part of the knitting needle into a stump or a thick board with a hammer. Nearby we hammer in an ordinary iron nail and tightly wrap the knitting needle several times around the nail. We take out the nail from the wood and find something resembling a spring with a small “tail”.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

Holding the needle with pliers like a spring, we bend the straight part of the knitting needle at the base by 90 degrees so that it is collinear with the longitudinal axis of the spring part of the knitting needle.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

We slightly push the coils of the spring with the tip of a flat screwdriver and, using a hacksaw blade for metal, cut off a short “tail” at the end of the spring. The place of the cut is rounded off with a file.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

Using the same hacksaw blade, we remove the head of the old toothbrush, and in the remaining plastic handle array we drill a fairly long blind hole with a drill, corresponding in diameter to the cross section of a bicycle spoke.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

We cover the end of the straight part of the knitting needle with universal superglue and firmly insert it into the hole in the handle of the toothbrush and let the glue harden.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool
How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

To easily remove the fishing hook from the mouth of the fish, rotate the spring part of our extractor around the fishing line until it is inside between its turns.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

Now it is enough, holding the fish with one hand, with the other hand move the extractor forward in the direction of the fishing line. As a result, the hook will be on the turns of the extractor and removed from the fish’s mouth along with our device.

How to make a fish hook retrieval tool
How to make a fish hook retrieval tool

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