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#10848617 - 05/16/15 10:56 AM Ouch! That hurt!
Smithaven Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/23/10
Posts: 1837
Loc: Hurst, Texas
I set the hook on something this morning and the hook and sinker flew out and the hook lodged in my cheek just below my left eye.

None of the usual tricks worked and I ended up in the emergency room to get the hook cut out. Ouch!
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#10848641 - 05/16/15 11:11 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
kjwolvy Offline
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Registered: 04/10/11
Posts: 4526
Loc: Amarillo
Once I was fishing with the wife and her kid. I caught a fish and I meant to show her where I caught it. When I was on the backswing of my cast I snagged 'something'. It was her kid. Sat in the ER with him with a Rooster Tail stuck in his head.

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#10849135 - 05/16/15 04:56 PM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1220
Loc: Denton
Oh my!

Reminds me of a trip to Colorado in the 70s. Mixed family sort of vacation.

Long story short. I was preparing to make a forward cast with the tiny lure tied on the end of the line of the spinning outfit.

Like - KJOWOLVY mentioned in his post, I felt a resistance as I powerstroked the rod foward - coupled with a slight singing of the drag - as if I snagged.

Snagged alright. Hooked a friend ( around the age of 8 in the head. He went running off and screaming through the bushes to the camp site. Despite my efforts to tell him to stop, all I could do was to keep the bail open on the spinning reel as line continued to peel off it.

Removal of the hook was completed at camp. No trip to the ER. The treble hooks on that tiny lure were sharp!

Jeff


Edited by CRAPPIEJIGN (05/16/15 04:57 PM)

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#10849393 - 05/16/15 07:23 PM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 39138
Loc: Universal City Tx.
"OUCH"! OMG


Glad you are OK. It could have been a whole lot worst. frkazoid
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#10850229 - 05/17/15 08:57 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
Gitter Done Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 9543
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Glad you are OK. As already been said,it could have been a lot worst.




Side Note: I have had that done a time or two over the years.

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#10852109 - 05/18/15 08:03 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Gitter Done]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10236
Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Glad you are OK. As already been said,it could have been a lot worst.




Side Note: I have had that done a time or two over the years.





Plus #1.

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#10852118 - 05/18/15 08:06 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Laker One]
highcountry Offline
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Registered: 03/07/09
Posts: 1258
Loc: Garland, TX
Every time I read stories like this the thought of crimping the barbs on all my artificials crosses my mind... Not a bad idea.
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#10853147 - 05/18/15 02:26 PM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Gitter Done]
Fitz® Offline
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Registered: 08/12/10
Posts: 8515
Loc: Feeding Time
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Glad you are OK. As already been said,it could have been a lot worst.




Side Note: I have had that done a time or two over the years.
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#10856386 - 05/19/15 06:09 PM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: highcountry]
jagg Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3860
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: highcountry
Every time I read stories like this the thought of crimping the barbs on all my artificials crosses my mind... Not a bad idea.

yup. Glad it worked out for you, SH!
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#10858894 - 05/20/15 03:05 PM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
ckwilson25 Offline
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Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 1158
Loc: Dallas
Dang that sounds like a close call. Glad you are ok.
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#10860112 - 05/21/15 12:28 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
Action_Jackson Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/18/15
Posts: 1374
Loc: Dallas, Texas
Wooo...could've been a lot worse being that close to your eye! Glad you're ok an better...take care an see you soon on the water
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#10867735 - 05/24/15 12:56 AM Re: Ouch! That hurt! [Re: Smithaven]
MHawk82 Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/05/11
Posts: 268
I sunk a 1/0 hook fly in my back, through a fly vest and shirt, in a place that I couldn't reach. That was a really fun trip. I've also lodged a #8 right into my chin. Wind and fly rods are a great mix. Glad to see you made it out without it lodging in the eye. Good luck on the healing process.

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