The best tool for the job

BASS has collaborated with Team Marine USA of Tampa, Fla., to create a much safer and more effective fizzing tool.

BASS has collaborated with Team Marine USA of Tampa, Fla., to create a much safer and more effective fizzing tool than anything on the market today. The BASS Pro Fizz FZ-1 is built specifically for freshwater species. It's similar to Team Marine's saltwater fizzers but has been modified for freshwater use.

"The FZ-1 is the right tool for bass because it has an 18-gauge needle," said BASS Conservation Director Chris Horton. "Many of the other fizzers you see are for saltwater fish and are too big. If you fizz a bass with anything bigger, you may do more harm than good. The FZ-1 is also much safer than keeping a hypodermic needle rolling around in your boat."

The tool has a retractable needle that's spring-loaded to keep it from accidentally deploying and sticking something other than a fish. The FZ-1 has made fizzing safer for the bass as well.

Rather than punching a hole in your fish with a hypodermic needle, the FZ-1 has a specially designed cutting tip that leaves a C-shaped incision. The incision creates a "flap," which heals quicker and better than a hole. The FZ-1 also features two different settings, depending on where you plan on fizzing the fish. For mouth fizzing, use the shorter setting; extend the needle completely for side fizzing.

The combination of the innovative cutting tip, the retractable needle and the lifetime guarantee make the BASS Pro Fizz FZ-1 the best tool for fizzing bass on the market.

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