Skill You Need To Know – Squeamish Beware

If there is one skill you probably really need to know its how to extract a barbed hook from flesh. The above video we spotted over on the always entertaining Moldy Chum blog is about as good a lesson as it gets.

Its also a pretty good education on why barbless hooks are good.

Use heavy cord/line to make the loops around the bend of the hook, push the eye of the hook down and give it a sharp tug.

And if this guy fishing in Alaska can cope with that monster treble a size 14 isn’t going to be too much trouble.

Oh and the jug of Makers isn’t a mandatory part of the treatment, lets just say patient discretion.