Shelton Release self releasing circle hooks for salmon. The Shelton Release has a sleeve that holds the hook in the straight position while fishing. After the angler catches the salmon, the hook is removed by pulling the sleeve forward either by hand or trip rod. When the sleeve clears the shank of the hook, the hook is rotated at the eye located at the bottom of the hook by pulling on the main line. When the hook has rotated it will self releases.The ease of releasing will help prevent excessive handling in removing hook. Super strong by design and has a built in line protector.
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|Shelton Release self releasing circle hooks. This is how they are packaged. The retail price is $4.00 per packaged rig. The long sleeve offers more chafing protecting for the line. The short sleeve is easier to use. They are tied with Carbello's 100% florocarbon line in 20 # test.|
This is how they look side by side.The left side is the long sleeve and the right side is the short sleeve. Both come in 3.0 and 5.0 sizes.
|This is how they look side by side with close up view.|
|A picture of the 3.0 circle hook.|
|A picture of the 3.0 and 5.0 circle hooks.|
Release sequences of trout fom a boat.
Closeup hand held release of trout. Trout closeup
Close up slow motion trout release.Close up slow motion trout release
How to reset the quick release hook . Resetting the quick release hook
How to bait up for trout. Bait hook for trout.
Release sequences of bluegill. Bluegill
Release sequences of catfish. Catfish
Release sequence quick release circle hooks for salmon. Salmon
Releasing stripers by hand and the extension release. Stripers
Releasing halibut and rockfish from a party boat. Party boat
Incredible snagless sliding swimming weight TadPole in action
|Shelton Release self releasing J hook (long sleeve). This show the releasing technique for larger species fish such as stripers, white seabass, catfish, sturgeon and large toothy species.|
Rigging up by using a bait threader. Thread anchovie or herring going in at the eye and coming out 1/2 inch below V part of tail. Hook the loop on the end of the leader with the bait threader and pull line through bait. On short sleeve, then just to a half hitch with the top of sleeve just at the half hitch. On long sleeve pull sleeve up for enough until the tail loop shows. Take tip of bait threader and use it to pick up the tail loop where it comes out the sleeve and pull line out and do a half hitch with the tail loop adjusted to where it comes out the anchovie. Rig a tiny rubber band over gills or wrap gill with stretchy thread to prevent gills from flaring when pulling the bait backwards. The ways to rig are endless, use your imagination. Rig with bait head up or down. Use cut plug rigged your favorite way. The hook sleeve is hidden with only the tip sticking out on the short sleeve rig. On the long sleeve rig the top of the sleeve extend an additional inch up line for more line chafing protection.
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