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October 07, 2003

Lip It Good

A gaff alternative.
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Devices that grip a fish's lip rather than leave it with a gaffhole make catch-and-release fishing much easier on both fish andangler. Abori's new Lip Lok also adds extra dimensions: Grip thelip, then lock the device for easier handling. The 14-inch Lip Lokweighs 14 ounces and incorporates a 50-pound scale, measuring1-pound increments, in its handle. The Lip Lok isprecision-machined from nylon and features a textured grip,stainless-steel jaws and the knobbed lever that locks and unlocksyour grip. The scale's measuring rod is a heavy-gauge white plasticwith black markings for readability. The Lip Lok also comes in 12-and 18-inch models without scales (a 75-pound scale model wasintroduced at press time). Retail costs range from $129.99 to$139.99 for the 14-inch model with scale, and from $79.99 to $89.99for the 12- and 18-inch models. Call 201-843-1955 or visit