Warning: If you don’t like seeing fish hooks going in and out of skin don’t watch this video.
This video from Total Fisherman demonstrates five different ways of removing fish hooks that are buried deeply in a persons arm.
Fishing has been an essential self-reliance skill for as long as humans have existed. In 2005, the fish hook was chosen by Forbes as one of the top twenty tools in the history of man. As they note:
The earliest fish hooks were probably carved out of wood more than 30,000 years ago by Cro-Magnon man. Other cultures throughout history have used animal bone, horns, shells, steel and even the thorns of hawthorn bushes.
To all you fishermen, stay safe out there!