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Clearing a snag at the bank and I sling shot a KVD Red Eye in my forehead :laugh5:  Two of the three points were past the barb.......I did save the lure though :respect-059:

 

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Jigs 4 Pigs I always wear glasses, but yes very lucky it didn't catch the eye!  I have had some close calls in the past, but in 20 years of fishing this is the 1st time I have been caught past the barb.  And Trippy I didn't get them out, I wen't to urgent care and they pushed the hooks all the way through and clipped the barbs.

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Jigs 4 Pigs I always wear glasses, but yes very lucky it didn't catch the eye!  I have had some close calls in the past, but in 20 years of fishing this is the 1st time I have been caught past the barb.  And Trippy I didn't get them out, I wen't to urgent care and they pushed the hooks all the way through and clipped the barbs.

 

I've hooked myself in the leg one time, no fun!

Ever since then, I rip my snags to the side if I can.

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I've hooked myself in the leg one time, no fun!

Ever since then, I rip my snags to the side if I can.

 

It was a total lapse on my part, I was not tracking my line like I should have when I caught bottom I popped the tip to clear it and was only a few feet from the bank, obviously by then it was too late I had a face full of hooks before I knew what hit me.

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It was a total lapse on my part, I was not tracking my line like I should have when I caught bottom I popped the tip to clear it and was only a few feet from the bank, obviously by then it was too late I had a face full of hooks before I knew what hit me.

Geez..Well at least you got that sucker out of your face and are ok for the most part, but hey at least you got your red eye back! You and that thing have a "closer" relationship now!

I still have my x-rap that went in my leg in one of my 360 boxes.

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Ha! Yes those baits should hold a special place in the tackle box :wink2:

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Oooooh. Thats a good one. Glad it was only as bad as it was. It could have been a whole lot worse.

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Looks painful.  I've never hooked myself but I got hit in the stomach with a 1/4oz roostertail that I had got caught in a tree.  The thing came slingshotting back, hit me in the gut, and here we are 5 months later and I still have a bit of a bruise even though I was wearing 3 layers of clothes including a thick hoodie.  It could have been a lot worse in both our cases.  Glad it wasn't your eye.

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Wow! Almost lost the lure. Glad you did not lose it.

 

Great Christmas card photo!

 

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And that was a close call. Thank goodness it did not hit your eye.

 

Fast recovery.

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Yipes. Just yipes. This in the eye is like my worst nightmare.

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Did you use the string trick to get it out?

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Barbless, man...

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Barbless man #2

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Ha Sam, I indeed did save the red eye which is key in this fiasco :)  And yes guys barbless is certainly going to happen, I turn down all the barbs on my kids baits, but me being the idiot I am I did not find it necessary for myself.....whoops!  

 

Shortfish, I would have use the string trick if I had someone with me, but since I was alone, the hooks were fairly close to my eye, and I could not recall when my last tetanus was I opted for the urgent care.  I might add that the urgent care was pretty clueless about removing hooks.....they did not numb the area and basically pushed the hooks through and cut the barbs which I am not sure is the best route and as you can imagine pretty painful......but I did receive antibiotics and a tetanus, and since infection was my main concern I had no choice.

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Ha Sam, I indeed did save the red eye which is key in this fiasco :)  And yes guys barbless is certainly going to happen, I turn down all the barbs on my kids baits, but me being the idiot I am I did not find it necessary for myself.....whoops!  

 

Shortfish, I would have use the string trick if I had someone with me, but since I was alone, the hooks were fairly close to my eye, and I could not recall when my last tetanus was I opted for the urgent care.  I might add that the urgent care was pretty clueless about removing hooks.....they did not numb the area and basically pushed the hooks through and cut the barbs which I am not sure is the best route and as you can imagine pretty painful......but I did receive antibiotics and a tetanus, and since infection was my main concern I had no choice.

 

 

I'm pretty sure the string trick is for single hooks. You did the right thing by getting professional help with that one considering the proximity to your eye.

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A few years ago my friend bounced a rattle trap off the boat while casting. It bounced and hit me square in the throat. The reel locked up and he basically set the hooks in my throat. It was the only time I've ever left fishing in an ambulance.

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Wow, sorry to hear that.  Glad everything turned out OK.

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Good to hear you're okay.

 

Till this day, I will always use a fish gripper or net when handling treble hooked fish and don't care what anyone else thinks about it.

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Thanks all!

Eddie thankfully no stitches required, just two small holes that look like a snake bite.

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Have to mount that trophy!

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