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The Guide to Oilwell Fishing Operations, 2nd Edition by Joe P. DeGeare

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Chapter 8

Catch Tools

Abstract

The overshot is the basic outside catch tool, and it is probably the most popular of all fishing tools. Overshots are used to externally engage, pack off, and pull a fish. They are designed with a helical groove in the bowl, and a grapple or slip made to fit is now almost universally used

Keywords

Basket grapple

Double-bowl overshot

Short-catch overshots

Spiral grapple

Triple bowl overshot

Wide catch overshot

Overshots

The overshot is the basic outside catch tool, and it is probably the most popular of all fishing tools. Overshots are used to externally engage, pack off, and pull a fish. They are designed with a helical groove in the bowl, and a grapple or slip made to fit is now almost universally used ( ...

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