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 Post subject: How to hold a hook?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:55 am 
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Continuing from where MysticMurral left off in another post on the last topic

How to hold a hook?

Nice one, I've had my share of experiences.

Some years ago while fishing in Sydney, my lure got stuck in a rock so I walked a down to get it off. While holding the lure I had underestimated the power of waves there, one of them pushed my hand over the lure which got caught on the hooks at the other end (of the lure) barb in so I could not get it off.

With the tide coming in, I was anchored to the ocean floor head down. I could not get the lure off the rock so all I could do is grab my trapped hand with the other and Yank as hard as I could.

The lure had saltwater 4/0 Mustad trebles which were real tough. Yanking caused the hooks at one end to straighten and drive the hooks at the other end (that were in my hand) further in. Imagine that.

To get down to this place I had to climb down a precipice. What was very comforting, I was with 3 gorgeous women who were now doting over me. I had to help them down the slope getting there but they had to make their way up on their own in fact helping me as I was seeing spots and had a lure attached to the palm of my right hand which was bleeding profusely.

Another story relates to my brother who got his hand anchored to one end of a lure which had the hooks at the other end in a 42lb very alive Barramundi, same fish in the image below. The blood at the fishes mouth area where hands are, are from his wound and not from the fish.

I had to push the lure right through so that the barb came out from the other side, then cut if off with a cutter and pull the hook out. After my experience in Sydney I always carry a good wire cutter in my kit.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:10 pm 
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Hi Bobby,

I remember one quite funny/scary story one of the guides told me when I was out a couple of years ago using plugs for mahseer. I was standing by at the edge of a rapid casting my plug all the way across and bringing it through the fast water hoping for a strike. The guide told me to get out of the water and cast from a rock.
Later that evening while cooking dinner at camp he told me about this Brit angler who hooked a 50lb + mahseer and fought it like an expert till it was almost at the bank. In his moment of triumph he entered the water along with the guide who was trying to rope the fish, when the Mahseer swam through his legs and a treble got him in the thigh :lol: :lol:
Luckily the guide managed to rope the fish and get the treble out of the fish before more damage was done and helped the guy out of the water.

Another one.... I wasn't on this trip, but heard about it. My pal Ravi had gone murral fishing with a whole bunch of guys. Ravi drove all the way there with his wife got out of the jeep and started setting up his tackle. For some reason :shock: :shock: he decided to tie a treble onto his line directly. While tightening the knot using his teeth he sent one barb into his lower lip and another into his finger. Poor chap was stuck like that till a pair of pliers/wire cutters were found and he was sent off to hospital.

I've been whacked by half a doz. spinners and managed to escape. Also go hit on the head by a ragi ball that Darran was casting and saw stars :roll:
Lots of close shaves..... the guy you must ask is 'Wolf' he specialises in this department :wink:

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Mighty Marlin.


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Well if I ever come fishing with you guys, I must come well armored.

A funny one, when I was a lot younger, we used to fish with Rag/Blood worms and Float. This must be som 25 years or more ago.

There were these 2 funny guys who used to come fishing just for the heck of it, they were real good :roll: friends. Once while one of them was casting his bait into the water he accidentally got the other guy and the hook somehow found purchase in this guy’s nose.

Instead of helping his mate out, he (on purpose) gets up and starts to walk away gradually increasing his pace to a jog trot the other guy had no choice but to follow on a leash being drawn by his nose.

With friends like these who needs enemies.

We all thought it was quite funny at the time and I still do and have a laugh when I think of it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:39 pm 
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Another one.... I wasn't on this trip, but heard about it. My pal Ravi had gone murral fishing with a whole bunch of guys. Ravi drove all the way there with his wife got out of the jeep and started setting up his tackle. For some reason :shock: :shock: he decided to tie a treble onto his line directly. While tightening the knot using his teeth he sent one barb into his lower lip and another into his finger. Poor chap was stuck like that till a pair of pliers/wire cutters were found and he was sent off to hospital.


Those who were present say that there were no cutters in camp and that he was driven back to Bangalore (100+ kms - on bad roads) with his hand anchored to his lip. Your version sounds more plausible because considering his size he would have bled his way to the happy hunting grounds.

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the guy you must ask is 'Wolf' he specialises in this department :wink:


Snigger....heard a lot about this. :mrgreen:

And what about the time Dicky caught a treble in the back of the head?

Rustam


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Rustam Bana wrote:
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And what about the time Dicky caught a treble in the back of the head?

Rustam


I was there for that one. :lol: :lol: He walks up to Prathap and says "see how my rod casts". Hands over his rod and doesn't move. It sounded like a slap and he went down into a squat holding his head. The most difficult part was supressing the urge to laugh. Anyways we'd just reached so asked him what he wanted to do and how he was feeling. "I'm alright, no problem"..... just the answer we wanted to hear. We cut the spinner off leaving the treble firmly planted in his nut and went about our spinning. He left half way, went to the veterinary hospital in Kunigal and got the treble removed. Tough old bugger!!


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just the answer we wanted to hear.


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Very Lively, gentlemen!
I should be carrying Bajrang pali-thats the name we gave to a super bolt cutter in my dept-about 4 feet long and will cut through a bolt/kada/wire whatever-you wont believe the stuff people impale themselves with and come for help-had a female a while ago in a car crash with a lorry carrying steel construction rods-rod went into one eye and out of the head posteriorly-Had to go to the spot and cut the rod and bring her in...
I'm yet to see a fishing hook impalement though :roll:
There was this english guy in Panjim, running a scuba outfit-goes down (free dive) to check the hull of the big boat, at anchorage, current shifts the boat ON HIS HAND-he didnt come up for a couple of min and the worried partner/ boat mate dived off carrying a spare air tank and saw our hero trapped.The protogonist told me a few days later that he then realised why people cut off bodily parts to survive...I did a high seas dressing change for him , couldnt save his fingers though, had to be amputated!
As I realised on my first fishing foray today-it's more fun to hold the hook and tie by hand-but after hearing a few of your experiences, will learn post haste, to stay clear of the caster!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:43 am 
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Hi Guy's
I have one for you, in which fortunately there were no injuries. Concerns my fishing buddy Tinko and his son Cary Edwards.
Well it seems they were fishing from Moslehalla rock face in the Cauvery with deep water in front of them, and Cary made this super cast with a ragiball, taking one of the rods that was lying on the ground behind him. Bloddy thing landed in the middle of the river.
Fortunately the guides were able to fish it out.
Owen


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I’ve got another one…

And this time I am solely to be blamed.

We had taken a boat from very close to where I live in India, my plan was to check out what offshore fishing the place had to offer.

The boat was a rundown piece of floating debris with air-cooled engines and a top speed of 8 knots, she had a clearance of just over a foot at her lowest point. We left at about 0330 and hit a bee-line. I went to sleep on the fishing nets piled onboard as soon as we got on. We woke up at daybreak only to be greeted by a fantastic spectacle of feeding Bonito. There we Bonito all over the place, it was vast.

The Feeding Bonito (same trip):
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We let out our lines but they would not take a thing, I did not have any fly or spinning tackle with me or we would have had a ball. To give you some idea of how large this shoal was, we were doing 5 knots and it took us about 40 – 45 minutes to get through the entire shoal which was swimming across the boat from starboard to port.

More Bonito Feeding:
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In the midst of it all we did manage to land one cobia, gradually we passed the shoal and went into deeper water.

Sometime at about 1100 hrs, about 150 + hundred meters ahead at the 10 O’clock position I saw huge Yellow-fin Tuna feeding, from that distance I estimated them to be about 6 feet in length. These barrel shaped monsters were going airborne making huge splashes as they landed. I asked the boatman to steer in that direction and asked the boys to retrieve the lines so we could switch lures.

At that very moment a Spanish-Mackerel hit one of our lures. I handed the rod to one of my artist friends I had invited on the trip. While he fought the fish, one of my other mates filmed the event on video and I had the still camera. The 50lb tackle was too much for the fish and he made short work of it. As the fish was brought in for the coupe-de-grace, I asked one of the guys to hand me the gaff, he handed me my Aftco Gold Gaff which is a gaff used on larger game fish.

The Spanyard that did us in:
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The other thing was, he passed me the handle end of it across stern, between the guy who was playing the fish and the guy video recording it. Stupid me, instead of looking at the gaff as I drew it in, was taking a picture of the fish close up. At that point I felt the gaff stick into something, thinking it was caught in one of those loosely hanging ropes, without looking, I gave it a bit of a shake to release it, it was then that I heard my mate yell in pain.

These Aftco Gaffs are extremely sharp and have a knife edge. What happened was, the first time I felt resistance the gaff sank into his thigh, he caught it a pulled it out without a wince, when I shook it, it slipped from his hand and penetrated the base of his thumb at the ball of his hand and ran it’s way through the thumb so that it came out through the tip (of this thumb). It is a real thick gaff hook so you can imagine what it looked like.

The Gaff:
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So much for those giant Yellow-fin, we had to turn the boat around and head back, straight for the hospital.


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