Runje Releaser

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The Runje Releaser was designed for catch and release fly fishing with a barbless hook.

Steps for use:

  1. Work the fish in close. Either take hold of the leader or hold the rod tip up high and reach out with the releaser and slip the open loop on the leader.
  2. Slide the releaser down the leader over the hook eye to the bend of the hook.
  3. Lift the releaser straight up and the fish will fall off. If the hook up is in a hard portion of the mouth or is a deep hook up, it may be necessary to roll the hook with the releaser engaged.
  4.  If the fish is hooked in the lip (which is usual if you’re chrionomid fishing), slide the releaser down to the bend of the hook and with a quick downward snap, the hook will be out.
  5. With practice you will find that you will not have to take the fish out of the water and rarely have to handle the fish.

Use this method of release and the fish will live and grow to be caught and fight again.

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Flies of the Northwest

This is the sixth edition of Flies of the Northwest written by club members.

It contains about 200 fly patterns. There are chapters on: Mayflies, Chironomids, Caddisflies, Damselflies, Dragonflies, Stoneflies, Terrestrials, Crustaceans, Aquatic Bugs, Aquatic Worms and Leeches. In addition there are chapters on fishing for Steelhead, Salmon, Sea-run Cutthroat and Shad along with fly patterns that work.

It is distributed world wide by Frank Amato Publications, Inc. PO Box 82112, Portland, OR 97282, Phone: 503-653-8108
It may be purchased through Amato’s web pages.