The [FONT='Bookman Old Style', 'Times New Roman', Times, serif]Guides Choice [/FONT]is not a new design and Is a great tool just like the Ketchum . They both work great for barb-less hooks, but for either swallowed or barbed hooks I like the brass tube with a notch cut in it. you pull tight in the line as you slide it down and pull and pus the hook pops out. another good tool is a brass rod with a flattened end that's notched pops the hook right out