Adding Insult to Fly Hook Injury

After dispensing sage advice on hook removal techniques and barbless hooks, Casey Allen tells one of the funniest anecdotes I’ve ever read about hooking oneself — while suffering the after effects of a bar fight. “The doctor did not say much. He selected a big needle and eventually numbed my chin. He then returned with the biggest forceps I have seen and clamped down on the hook. He pulled until it felt like my chin stretched to my knees.” In California’s Times-Standard.

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