I've been reading reviews and people really do seem to think the Boga is worth the money. I guess I'm going to break down and buy one. The Rapala also seemed to be well liked, fwiw.
i use a net, a gaff, or my thumb.
I got them for the yak, and they work great there. A redfish jumping around can cause a lot of trouble in such a small space. With a fish grip, you own his ass. Since then, I have been bringing on the boat with me and they are pretty handy. I use it to hold a fish while I take out treble hooks. I even use it to sling trout in the ice box after I flick em on the deck. Better than getting covered in slime every time.
They are a lot of money, but come in pretty handy... and that hoist tho!