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    Had a guy get hooked in the palm of his hand with a owner 5/0 cutting point, how do you remove them? I removed several from my self by taking it out like I do with a fish, we had several ideas on the boat, the guys partner was also hooked on the hand several years earlier, so he advsed his buddy to hook it all the way thru like he did. Once all the way thru we cut the shank. THis seems to be the quickest and best way, any better ideas?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKAAG...eature=related

    Sent this to my brother a couple of weeks ago.

    There are a few different videos on youtube with the same technique. I watched 4-5 of them.

    I started looking for them after I saw a guy try to push a hook through the fatty part of his hand.
    He tried and tried and tried and tried.
    Never saw him get it through... ARRRGGHHH! Just thinking about it is painful!
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    A few years ago I took a friends son King fishing, when the boy caught his King I reached into the net to unhook her, she flipped and the Wiggle Wart in her mouth was now attached to her, me and the net. She thrashed for what seemed like forever before she finally calmed down enough for me to work my way free with my left hand. Had several pliers in the boat and nothing would cut the hooks, was able to pull the treble hook out backwards. Keep a pair of bolt cutters on board now.

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    Default "Press & Yank" method is ideal for deeper hooks...

    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKAAG...eature=related

    Sent this to my brother a couple of weeks ago.

    There are a few different videos on youtube with the same technique. I watched 4-5 of them.

    I started looking for them after I saw a guy try to push a hook through the fatty part of his hand.
    He tried and tried and tried and tried.
    Never saw him get it through... ARRRGGHHH! Just thinking about it is painful!
    Two comments:
    1. The YouTube link sodabiscuit12345 posted is excellent. Scanning a few of the other video clips is good too for examples of ... well, less effective applications...

    2. With the Press & Yank method, downward pressure applied at the eye is what enlarges the hole enough to allow the barb to pass backward. Without pressure at the eye, the shank will try to rotate up when you pull, pulling the barb into uninjured soft tissue.

    Two caveats from what I've read, both of which are medical emergencies:
    1. Any damage to tendons
    2. Any contact with bone

    REF: Wilderness Medicine, Paul S. Auerbach 4th ed, p. 505

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    From the look of the photo it doesn't even hurt!

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    I think if you are going to push the hook through (like suturing) you should use some antibiotic ointment on the part shaft that has not gone through. (What I have done in the past) and watch out for infection. Puncture wounds are notorious for infections.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildog View Post
    I think if you are going to push the hook through (like suturing) you should use some antibiotic ointment on the part shaft that has not gone through. (What I have done in the past) and watch out for infection. Puncture wounds are notorious for infections.
    pushing thru was harder than expected, human flesh is tough!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kodiakcombo View Post
    pushing thru was harder than expected, human flesh is tough!
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    I have plucked more than one hook out of my flesh. Usually i just grab it with a pliers and pull it straight back out. Also the method Soda posted is GREAT. Unless i am hooked in the eye i will use that method.

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    i have a picture in my photo album of the one i got in my finger tip... rode my bike about 3 miles home with a 4" rapala hanging from my finger... chuged a few beers, may have smoked some weed, then passed the hook though.... it was only in just past the barb but as much as i tried short of just ripping it out, it would come out the way it went in... also less painful IMO to just pass it through and cut the barb

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    Default I'm not kidding...

    It happened to me on a fishery in Quebec. I was inexperienced, and a northen prike sent a barbed hook almost all the way to the bone in my thumb.

    I motored out from the lake. (2 hours)
    The battery was dead in the loaner truck and so I had to walk out. (2.5 hours)
    I had to drive to the hospital in a nearby city. (2 hours)
    I had to register at the hospital. (1 hour)
    I had to wait for the emergency room doctor. (1.5 hours)

    After 9 hours of being stuck, I followed my host's advice of being the Ugly American and raised hell by openly screaming "what in the f**k was going on?" With that, the antechamber door in my waiting room opened and in walked Dr. Tran Lee Fouk.

    He didn't speak English and I didn't speak French. All know is that I convinced him to shoot the hell out of my thumb with xylocaine and back that sucker out. I paid $100 more USD for a script of schedule #2 narcotics and got the hell out of there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sodabiscuit12345 View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKAAG...eature=related

    Sent this to my brother a couple of weeks ago.

    There are a few different videos on youtube with the same technique. I watched 4-5 of them.

    I started looking for them after I saw a guy try to push a hook through the fatty part of his hand.
    He tried and tried and tried and tried.
    Never saw him get it through... ARRRGGHHH! Just thinking about it is painful!
    I have used this method inthe past with great success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgpcr View Post
    I have plucked more than one hook out of my flesh. Usually i just grab it with a pliers and pull it straight back out. Also the method Soda posted is GREAT. Unless i am hooked in the eye i will use that method.
    Now thats funny!!!

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    What I meant was as long as i am not hooked near my eye i will use the method Soda posted or just back it out with a pliers.

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    Just another GREAT reason to go barbless!

    That said, the clean-N-jerk method is the ONLY way to go.

    Unless of course it's in your eye. Airlift to ANC stat!
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    I've had several 5/0 hooks buried in my palm, that I've removed myself (with the aid of a client doing the pulling) and fished the rest of the day. It's always unhooking a line wrapped coho at 4am that gets me. The fishing line method is by far the best. Loop line around the shank, press down on the eye, and pull on the line. The key is to make sure the hook comes out the same way it went in. It just pops right out, as the down ward pressure puts the barb right in the original wound channel. Make sure to let it get clean too. I let it bleed a bunch. Then I inject neosporin, and then it bleed some more, soak it in the bleach/soap bucket, soak it when I get home, etc. Nothing worse than a salmon infection. I've had a few of those too, one that almost cost me a hand.

    My local Dr really advises against the old "push through" method.

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    It might just be me, but the only folks thinking the push through method is still a good idea are the one's who have not seen the clean-N-jerk work it's magic in person?? It works great and is the only way to go.

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    I have never used the clean an jerk method, I guess I'll have to watch that youtube video. The thing that scares me is if the barb gets hooked on a tendon or ligament it seems you could do some real damage when jerking it out. I have done so many sutures in my lifetime just going all the way through seems natural and not that damaging. Also the application of betadine or some other antibiotic ointment on the shaft seems like it would lessen the chance of an infection.
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    I have been lucky and never got infected with all the hooks i have pulled out. What is a "salmon infection"?

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