Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:17 AM
Thanks for sharing. I have personally used this technique twice on fellow anglers who hooked themselves while fly fishing. One on the Credit and another at St Mary’s Rapids........However, with one difference. Instead of pulling on the eye of the hook, just press the eye down against the skin. A quick tug will release the hook, without the barb catching on the way out. Both “patients” were amazed how easily and painlessly it worked. Pushing on the eye, elongates the wound/entry point, meaning the barb is “clear”, and hook will exit cleanly. From the video, it looked like there was some resistance before the hooked exited.
Small print.......when in doubt, get a doctor to remove it😉