I can't take the credit for this one.......but I do now have a little stash of these most delightful brass disgorgers. Big one end and small the other. It even unscrews to reveal a useful knot un-picker or if you happen to fish next to someone irritating you can use it as a prodder.
Believe it or not, these are available in an unlikely high street chain store for under £1.50 each! No tackle bag should be without one.