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Limp Cobra on Eye/Hand Protection from the Hook

This will be a bit graphic and make you definitely blink a time or two: Limp Cobra on Eye Protection. Flatten the barb on a hook, be it a fly, spinner, bait, jig. Always wear eye protection while fishing, even in the Winter if you can. Have pliers/forceps handy. If the most terrible happens in yours or someone else’s eye have a plan and stay calm and practice psychological first aid. Think of shock. Panic. 

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Image via Field & Stream 2011

I have remarked about this before. Where ever you are in the wilds; what is the plan for an emergency response. If nothing more momentarily think: I have the emergency numbers…I know where I am…I have phone service or no phone service…do I have an idea where/when I will have service and stage there for a response…how far is the nearest hospital in a town or area you may not be overly familiar with on an outing??? Just a few questions to run through the mind before and after you traipse off care free to the water’s edge.

Even at a minimum those flattened barbs or barbless hooks will back out of fabrics/materials so much easier…whether yours or the person standing too close to you.


8 Responses to “Limp Cobra on Eye/Hand Protection from the Hook”


  1. March 23, 2014 at 10:50

    Scary thought! And image. Hope it wasn’t as bad as it looks.

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  2. March 23, 2014 at 09:35

    … was the whole point ! (pun intended ! 😆 )

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  3. March 23, 2014 at 09:34

    thanks a lot for sharing this Gary. for sure, its a wincer but then that wa

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  4. March 23, 2014 at 08:57

    That’s some tough viewing, I’ve whipped myself on the arse a few times.

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