CHECK IT OUT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VfCkbq4qdw
Real men don't need to stick a hook in their hand to have a drink.
My long time Air Force buddy foul-hooked a 180-pounder on the Missouri a few years ago. About an inch below my eye. Luckily, he didn't do a full double-haul to finish the cast. Anyway, the guide did the string trick while I munched a nice cold kosher dill pickle. I needed a pickle break, anyway. (There is no pain, no leftover wound, and nothing but a tiny red spot when the string trick is used correctly.)
Did this on a friend. I happened to have a vice grips handy and used it. You never want to ask them if they are ready though.
When I was a kid we went camping with our pediatrician's family. My sister got stuck and I got to see how he removed it with this string trick. Fast forward 20 years, and I got to use it on my mother who snagged a lost hook while tubing on a river. I have also had occasion to use it on one of my kids. The trick I would recommend was telling them I would pull on the count of 3, then yanking on 2. That way they didn't tense up before I yanked. It's hard to surprise the victim if you are pulling it out of yourself though.
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True story... I was fly fishing the Boulders years ago and the wind was blowing pretty good. It made casting a challenge. I was using a size 18 dry fly. On one of my forward casts, a gust of wind whipped my fly line right into my face and low and behold, that darn fly decided to plant itself right into my cheek. Now for the fun part. Since the fly I tied had most of the shank and part of the bend wrapped, I couldn't pull it through, even though the barb and point were showing through my cheek. Now for the manly part...no whiskey involved...in order to get the hook out, I used my "sharp" knife and cut through the skin down to the shank. Cleaned it up and put on a steri-strip. Oh...yes it did hurt. Don't recommend casting in high winds with a fly rod.
OH ya thats a barb in the flesh let me guess you was jiggin fer suckers with that spoon right ???? LMAORF
I've used that method and it's fantastic except for.... a hook in the eyeball. My uncle got a royal wulff stuck past the barb in his eye years ago. We opted for the hospital.
That has been around for awhile, I had to do that on a hook in my wife's hand last summer at Starvation, the hook was from a Shad Rap & not that big of course but she took it like a real trooper without any booze.
RE"Long story short, I had two hooks in my hands at the same time once. One in each hand. Nobody around to help out. Got both of them out without a problem. Had a Kastmaster in a knuckle once. Done right there is no pain, no "exit" wound, and very little blood. " Fair enough. What I want to know is how did you manage to get an embedded hook in each hand at the same time?
RE " but real men just thread them threw and cut the shank." I agree with you. I have removed them from myself both ways and it seemed easier and less traumatic to me to just thread it through. Didn't need the 5th of anesthetic either.
i saw it along time ago on rolin martin tv blooper show. but real men just thread them threw and cut the shank. got the scars to prove it. i had about the same size treble threw almost the same spot as that kid. but it hurt for days. lol
That's sweet! I can't believe I have never seen this before. I guess I'm lucky I haven't had to use it ever (knock on wood). This will be good for future reference.
Check this one out. This works well with no string. http://www.youtube.com/...axWU&feature=related
been there done that! on my girl freinds Dad on his first trip with me!
Yah Baby, ...just a flesh wound
I have used this method twice on friends, and with wifes help once on myself. Hook wasn't that big, but it worked great, very little bleeding and almost no pain. we didn't have the pain killer shown in video, thats a nice touch!
I noticed he had about a gallon of an adult beverage to help with the real man part....But yeah had to hurt.
Pretty Slick! I've seen this technique for normal sized hooks but that had to hurt. OOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUCH!
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