Fishing Tip: remove an imbedded hook

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This unlucky soul was impaled by a ridiculously large treble hook, though the way he’s sloshing back the Maker’s Mark, he likely doesn’t care. I’m not posting this video for shock value – I’m adding it because the gentleman who gets the hook out does a good job using a technique that might prove very useful to one of our readers down the line. Press down on the hook shank, wrap heavy line around the bend of the hook, clear the path the dislodged hook will follow and give it a quick and forceful yank. Of course, barbless hooks aren’t just fish friendly – they also make this gut-churning process far less painful.

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