Pro Guide Lock 'n Grip ($39.99)

Pro Guide Lock 'n Grip ($39.99)
Orvis

Key features: Wide-gap cam-lock system; non-slip, lever-style handle to lift and release with one hand; also available with digital scale. The promise: “Get toothy species in the boat without harm.”

Big Game Digital Lip Grip ($59.99)

Big Game Digital Lip Grip ($59.99)
Orvis

Key features: Corrosion-resistant stainless steel with positive-action jaws and non-slip textured foam handles; built-in digital scale for up to 30 pounds. The promise: “Protecting you and the fish.”

The Fish Grip (U.S. $14.95)

The Fish Grip (U.S. $14.95)
Orvis

Key features: With over-centre locking, just squeeze to secure, then flip to open; stainless steel and moulded plastic in high-visibility colours; heavy-duty lanyard. The promise: “It floats.”

Lippa4Life Aluminum (U.S. $110)

Lippa4Life Aluminum (U.S. $110)
Orvis

Key features: Weighs four ounces, but holds fish up to 50 pounds horizontally for in-water release; precision-machined to leave 1/8-inch gap when closed. The promise: “Firm control without damaging the jaws.”

Bogagrip 130 (U.S. $124.95)

Bogagrip 130 (U.S. $124.95)
Orvis

Key features: All components are saltwater and UV resistant; integrated 30-pound spring scale can be IGFA-certified; also comes in 15- and 60-pound models. The promise: “Land, handle and weigh fish simultaneously.”

Grip Master II ($10.99)

Grip Master II ($10.99)
Orvis

Key features: Polycarbonate shaft with slip-resistant rubber handle, self-adjusting jaws and adjustable wrist wrap. The promise: “Safely boat and handle every fish.”

Quick Grip Stainless Steel Fish Grip (U.S. $79)

Quick Grip Stainless Steel Fish Grip (U.S. $79)
Orvis

Key features: Designed to fit in the palm of the hand for landing both freshwater and smaller saltwater species; rugged and compact; weighs 41/2 ounces. The promise:“Grip fish gently but securely.”