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Removing fish hooks
« on: April 28, 2009, 05:18:28 PM »
Over the winter I picked up a fish hook remover (removing from people) and today added it to our first aid kit on the boat. But in looking at it and reading the instructions ( I especially liked the part about causing minimal discomfort) it really seems designed for hooks much smaller than 1/0 or larger king salmon hooks et al. I can see how you would apply the instructions to something a bit beefier but does anyone have suggestions for getting say, a halibut or tuna hook out of some people flesh?
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2009, 06:02:57 PM »
have you tried the heavy mono snatch method?

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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2009, 06:23:29 PM »
have you tried the heavy mono snatch method?

That is essentially what the directions describe. But the tool is so small I think it would be hard pressed to get a big hook out.
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2009, 09:39:57 PM »
I can see how you would apply the instructions to something a bit beefier but does anyone have suggestions for getting say, a halibut or tuna hook out of some people flesh?

An old rusty pair of needle nose pliers! ;D :o

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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009, 10:25:17 PM »
An old rusty pair of needle nose pliers! ;D :o

Hey Neal

Yep been there done that on myself. I can show you the scar to prove it. Not the prettiest or most painless way to go. But if you're into scars it works pretty well. But it was a small hook. I would not choose to do it again (on myself in anycase)  with a large hook. Unless of course you are an airbrone ranger or better.... I was only recon..  wusssies by comparison... pain threshold aside
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009, 11:38:57 AM »
Over the winter I picked up a fish hook remover (removing from people) and today added it to our first aid kit on the boat. But in looking at it and reading the instructions ( I especially liked the part about causing minimal discomfort) it really seems designed for hooks much smaller than 1/0 or larger king salmon hooks et al. I can see how you would apply the instructions to something a bit beefier but does anyone have suggestions for getting say, a halibut or tuna hook out of some people flesh?

What does the hook remover look like? 
I have seen a number of suggestions including the heavy mono snatch.  If I remember correctly you loop the mono around the hook, hold the eye down and give it a quick yank.  Holding the eye down acts to keep the barb from grabbing on the way out. 
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009, 11:42:03 AM »
Best thing to do is to push the hook on through, cut the barb off, then remove as sugested. Apparently pain doesn't show up for a while as the area goes numb. Don't plan on finding out!

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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009, 12:03:22 PM »
I'd think you should include some anesthesia  ;D

I'd be curious how someone could hook themselves with a circle hook  ???

A friend buried a hook into his hand flyfishing in kodiak, and he tried the mono trick with no sucess so had to push it on through  :o

Something about the fly rod being in tension, him getting the hook out of the fish then loosing his grip with one hand the pole straightening out to drive the hook into his hand.


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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009, 12:18:24 PM »
Best thing to do is to push the hook on through, cut the barb off, then remove as sugested. Apparently pain doesn't show up for a while as the area goes numb. Don't plan on finding out!

Based on my experience it hurt like a MFer from the second it stuck me and for quite a while after it was out.
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009, 12:20:21 PM »
What does the hook remover look like? 

Its a simple little handle with a loop of mono attached. And works as you described.
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2009, 08:00:13 AM »
My dad caught a big northern pike one day on a Rapapla and while he was getting the hook out the fish flopped and buried a set of trebles in one hand. Then while he was trying to get free the fish flopped again and put hooks in the other hand. To top it off the fish was still flopping around while he had hooks in both hands. I guess my mom finally got the fish off and drove dad to the hospital to have the rapala removed from both hands and a couple of stitches put in from where the hooks tore. When I asked if the fish tasted good dad said they threw it back. At the time it wasn't funny but to hear the story later sure cracked me up. Be careful and try to use long forcepts or pliers to remove hooks.
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2009, 09:13:27 AM »
One more reason to hate treble hooks  :o

I have a large pile of trebles from the jigs I've removed them from.  I only use single hooks.

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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2009, 11:40:30 PM »
Well, you know those 1.25" holes in stem of boat.......tie that 3/4" safety line to smaller string....attach to hook eye......place person/animal on dock.........tie person/animal to dock..........put Tolman in reverse.

Otherwise, place injured part, with inbedded hook, in ice.  With cotton against skin to prevent frost bite.

Transport to nearest hospital and pay the big bucks.  Get hooked on Oxycontin.

After rx (treatment), give the hospital personnel, esp ER doctor and nurse, something to laugh about.

Otherwise, use forementioned tool in other forum recommendations.

P.S.  JMB don't fish!.............yet!

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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2009, 08:04:10 AM »
Toughen up a little will ya ?
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Re: Removing fish hooks
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2010, 01:22:27 PM »
depending on hook type and depth of wound.   use pliers to push hook through skin, cut off barbed end with lineman's pliers,  push hook in reverse direction.  you know it is going to hurt, so maintain your bearing and soldier on.  squeeze out lots of blood to flush the wound.  bandage and keep fishing.