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    Exclamation Hook cutters

    Ever get a hook sunk in yourself past the barb? Not a fun experience. I've had it happen. Had to push the hook around and through so I could cut off the barb and back the hook out. I'll tell you, anything but a small hook is nearly impossible to cut with diagonal wire cutters with only one hand. What if the hook is in one of your hands and you're fishing alone and can't get two hands on the cutters? Answer: compound cutters! They look like mini bolt cutters and apply a LOT more power to the cutting stroke. You can easily cut a 6/0 circle hook with one hand. I bought my compound cutters at Lowe's for about $15 and keep them handy on board my boat. Pour on some hydrogen peroxide, a couple bandaids, and get back to fishing!
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    Thanks. Great advise for a "not so fun" situation!

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    Knipiex mini bolt cutters. Awesome product.

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    Ow ow ow!! will be gettig a set for the boat ,my brother last summer got one and yes cut our trip short lucky there was a emergency clinic in the small comunity but with the right cutters maybe we could have got it done ourselves!
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    I have two Sargent pliers.
    One I keep with me every time I'm fishing the other is with me tackle making gear.
    They work great but I heard they are not being made any more, if you can find one at a garage sale or flee market buy it you won't be sorry.
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    Several years ago I had one sunk into the bone in my forefinger.
    Trip to the Dr. and out paintent sugery to remove that hook.
    I asked the Dr. about an old wifestale i had heard. For small wounds caused by fishing.
    mainly getting stuck with a fish barb.
    I was told if you rub a little of the slime from he fish on the wound, not only would it make it stop stinging
    but the wound would heal quicker.
    The Dr. just looked at me like I nuts.
    I have to admit I have tryed it a time or two, and it did make the hurtting go away.
    However it may not have been the best way to treat a wound.
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    Knock on wood but so far I haven't gotten one so deep I was not able to pull it back out . Probably whine for a week if I do . I do have a pair of those cutters anyway .
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    Bumping this up for safety reasons.
    "Channels are cool, but Flatheads rule!"
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    When I had it happen I grit my teeth and pushed, it hurt but not as bad as I thought it would,I knew it had to be done.
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    I have to admit that I am a FISHAHOLIC.
    I,m a man and I can do anything I want, I want to go fishing!! (is that ok with you dear?)

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    Here's a good video and technique on how to remove a hook...WARNING THIS VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT OF A REAL FISHING HOOK BEING REMOVED FROM AN ANGLERS FINGER.




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