Re: NANFA-- how to remove a fish hook - from yourself

Bob Culler (
Mon, 19 Aug 2002 22:57:15 -0400

At 10:23 PM 8/19/02 -0400, Geoff wrote:
>I saw this article which looking for someting else. makes me want to quit
>If you try this at home, make sure you know what a neurovascular bundle is
>and where they are. if you do this in the wrong place, you could cut
>something important.

I have experienced both extraction methods. The first method (push the barb
thru and cut it off) I have used on myself a couple of times. The last time
I tried that, though, I broke the hook. When I went to the hospital, they
used the second method ( wrap hook with string and yank). They numbed me
pretty good, though, so I don't know which hurts less.
Ranger Bob
Kingsport, TN
"The power of humans to degrade the natural world is awesome; the
capability to reconstitute it later is mythical."
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