Cutting through hooks

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Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:47 pm

Lately there have been a few people getting hooks stuck in their hands and other body parts :tmi: . I have tried cutting through a hook with standard side cutters and there is no way, especially if the hook is stuck in you.
So I have ordered a pair of small 8" bolt cutters for this job if the worst happens. If these do the job they can just live in the bottom of my tackle pod and hopefully never have to use them.
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:14 pm

Warm them up and coat them with lanocote or similar, my first pair of sidecutters went over the side, rusted solid.
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:54 pm

I do have to ask how do you test that they will do the job can't imagine someone sticking a hook in their hand for that
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:04 pm

Get hook
Cut with sidecutters.

Insertion into hand is purely optional, but compulsory if you have other body piercings :lol:

(Make sure you try cutting with your weakest hand)
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:56 pm

Would it not just be easier to quietly make your way back to shore and seek medical help?
Luckily the only hook I have ever put in to myself was a small but heavily weighted nymph while fly fishing on a windy day. Managed to embed it in the back of my head. Was a long walk back to the farm house but strangely half way back it fell out. Can only think it must of been as I relaxed a bit the skin loosened enough for it to come out.
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Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:00 pm

Some good pliers to squash down the barb are another option

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Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:32 pm

I had the unfortunate incident hook into me and luckily a boat nearby assisted me getting it out of my finger.

Have used my crimping tool lately to test that I could cut hook if needed, and yes it does work.
Now always carry it with me on the boat/yak just in case.

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