by Gord Pyzer
Published in Outdoor Canada Magazine, January 2010
"When it was time to weigh the fish, I had to chase them around the live-well; they were so frisky," writes dual-roled angler and outdoors writer, Gord Pyzer, as he shares his personal experience with the FlipClip™
Keeping tournament caught fish alive and releasing them back into their environment healthy is a shared interest of FlipClip™ and Sure-Life. This interest is also the reason why FlipClip™ Fishing is now an authorized distributor of Sure-Life’s Laboratories’ Catch and Release®...
Most tournament fishermen have pulled a fish from deep water at some point, and know the pain of struggling all day to keep it alive, only to weigh it in dead at the end of the day.
When pulled from deep water, the air bladder swells and will cause the fish to "belly up" in your live well. If it does make it to weigh in alive, it's chance of survival when released is minimal.
Attach one or more FlipClips™ to the bottom fin and your fish no longer needs to focus it's energy on turning over to submerge their gills back into the water. The FlipClip™ is a fish friendly accessory that significantly increases a fish's chances of survival.
“Fizzing” can be dangerous if not done properly. Don’t take the chance to permanently harm your fish if you are not comfortable in performing this procedure. The FlipClip™ is a safe, non-invasive solution to keep deep-caught fish oriented upright in your live-well and prevent the fish from "bellying-up"
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