It takes 5 minutes with the Ranger to make a hook disgorger from a stick of wood. It does not have to be pretty. It can be useful to have and if it breaks then it is firewood. The main use for it is to
push the hook free from the mouth of the fish. When the hook is free then use the disgorger and guide the hook out of the fish. It is a very old method if you do not have a plier in hand. There are different technics and there are special designs made as well.
You can take the time if you want to whittle a beautiful one out of wood.