Removing an impaled jig from a fish with a forceps, or pliers will often cause the paint to flake off the jig, or breakage of the hook shank. This handy tool will save you time, and money on the ice! It comes with a retracting 24" lanyard, so that it is always close at hand while fishing. Use summer or winter. Simple, safe and effective on all styles of hooks and jigs. The Liam's Lures staff doesn't hit the water without one in hand. Pays for itself in saved jigs in no time!