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oh, yeah, on a side note. tell us if you catch anything, splittine. joey can take you to the std clinic.
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I caught myself with one hook of a small barbed treble of a spinner one time. I was fishing a river, reached up to clean off a hook and it slid right in the pad of my thumb. Brand new hook went in so easy I could not believe it. Walked to the car, had the wife call our Dr, and found out they wanted me to go to the ER. I went home instead and with the wife kinda watching, screaming, yelling and covering her face I pushed it thru, cut off the barb and pulled it out. I was happy and proud, but my wife was still yelling. Hook had been in me for almost two hours and I really irritated my thumb trying to pull it out while I was driving. Thumb swelled up about twice normal size for a day, but got better the next. I used alcohol and peroxide to clean it. Fun times.
 

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Learn the Braid trick! You will never go back to the push through method.
When my son was 10, he fell out of bed onto my heavy frog rod with a Frogzilla on it. It stuck in his upper thigh, all the way to the bend. This is a 7/0 hook that could be used for shark. He was partially suspended in the air on it, screaming his head off. I broke the eye off the rod and set him up on the bed. Grabbed 3' of 65# line off the rod. I got it positioned and told him to look away and I'd pull it on the count of 3. Popped it on 1 and he counted to 3 and then turned to ask why I hadn't done it. I handed him the lure and he couldn't believe it. He was back to sleep in 15 minutes.
 
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