One of the BOC Sponsors has designed a new fish grip that floats and is easy to operate. It cost somewhere around $16.95, plus shipping I assume. You can read all about it at Team Catfish. One of fishing bud's gave me a pair for Christmas and I have been using them for striper's and cats. Most of the time, I still use my net to land my fish, but once I get the fish in the boat, I use the grippers to handle the fish, such as taking it out of the net, holding it by the grippers to get the hook out and for my clients to hold the fish up for photo's. In my LKN fishing reports for 2009 you will note that all of my clients are using the fish gripper to hold the fish up for photo's in a manner that does not damage the fishes jaw. The price is right in comparison to what the metal ones cost, which will sink if you drop it overboard, and it is an improved method of handling your catch.