The EGO Kryptek Mini Gripper is designed for easy, one-hand operation and although it’s small in size, I’ve been very surprised by how strong and sturdy it is. I’ve had dozens of big stripers dangling from this tool and they’re staying put; I don’t have to worry about them flopping onto my boat carpet or falling off the gripper and finning a client in the foot. The strength of these jaws allows me to take my time while unhooking, photographing and releasing the fish.
From what I can tell, this tool will not injure the fish, either. I have paid close attention to the fish after releasing them from the EGO Kryptek Mini Gripper and each one has bolted back down to the depths to be caught again.