Re: NANFA-- how to remove a fish hook - from yourself
Tue, 20 Aug 2002 00:03:22 EDT

The way I did it when a pike made a sudden move and imbedded two different
treble hooks in the back of my left hand while it was still hooked on the
third hook, was as follows. I was able to first unhook the fish so I could
concentrate on my hand. One hook was past the barb but just under the skin. I
was able to flatten the barb with a pliers though the skin. The other hook
was much deeper. I decided I had to take it out then and there. I was miles
from home in a boat by myself. I took a deep breath and grabbed the hook with
the pliers and with one quick yank pulled it out. Did it hurt -- sure, but it
didn't hurt anymore than with it imbedded. It soon felt better, and I went
back to the cabin. About a half hour later a little bit of shock set in as a
thought about the process. The next week I got a booster tetanus shot. I am
much more cautious grabbing a pike now.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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