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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Foul Hooked

Eventually, a fisherman will see
someone get hooked, hook someone,
or get hooked himself. The link
above shows you a great way to
deal with the problem without
heading to the ER. When my
dad and I were at the old
Club Pacifico in Panama, one
of our guides ran a marlin
hook in his leg. He further
injured himself by pushing the
hook all the way through,
clipping off the barb, and
then pulling the shaft out.
It doesn't have to be done
that way.



Blogger Angie said...

When I was a kid, my dad used to take my brother and me fishing on Lake Catherine in Arkansas, near where he grew up. One time my brother (who was maybe 7 at the time) reared his pole back to cast and we heard a loud shout from the back of the boat. The shout came from my father, who was holding his hand over one eye. My brother's hook had nicked the skin just under the eye. What was interesting about it was, first of all, hearing my dad yell (he's one cool customer and never raised his voice, even when angry) and secondly, finding out what I had not know before...he'd always been blind in one eye; his good eye was the one that almost got gouged by my brother's hook. No wonder he yelled.

11:14 AM  
Blogger vanckirby said...

i have been hooked and have hooked many a times. mostly when i was a youngster. i got two hooks of a treble hook stuck in my knee past the barb. i remember my father yanking on that with his pliers for quiet some time before he decided to take me to the er. i got him back later by hooking him in the ear with a brand new rapala. my grandfather tried to cut it out with his pocket knife and my dad just about past out in the boat. then there was the time i snapped off casting a plastic worm that got stuck in a friends neck who was sitting behind me in the boat. when i went to look at it with him panicking, the hook just fell out.

scott, maybe you shouldnt ever go fishing with me but i promise that i have never shot anyone!

11:17 AM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...


I can just imagine your dad's reaction. My dad was very particular. I wasn't allowed to just yell "Watch out" when I was casting. I was supposed to look out. I hooked a lot of things (including a pelican), but I never got him.


6:04 PM  
Blogger oldfatslow said...


Hah! I'll hold you to that.


6:05 PM  

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