I have been pretty fortunate in my fishing past that I’ve only had a hook in my skin past the barb once. The fly was a small one and it wasn’t very deep. I was walking on the bank of a stream with a fly between my two fingers when I kicked a root and the fly slipped into one of my fingers. All I really had to do to take it out was yank really hard. Now I’ve heard of the mono trick when it comes to pulling a hook out, even seen it done on video, but I’ve never seen anything like what Louis and Kent posted up over at Gink & Gasoline. Check it out for yourselves:
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Louis is a damn good photographer, and apparently a mad man too. I question the sanitary value of PBR, but if it’s all you got, why not? Aside from all that, the video is a good one in detailing the steps you will need to take to unhook yourself when you’re out fishing. Louis, a tip of the hat to you sir. Keep up the good work at G&G.