Fishing Mishaps


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How has he fixed the line to the hook? Looks like it's crimped on with something?
You get crimps with bigger leader packs quite often. I use a Flemish eye in the hook before crimping though. The little rubber ball is to stop a sinker running down the line and hitting it.
If I had to guess I’d say it was a pitch baiting rig for marlin/sails and old mate was probably trying to handle a bill fish when it went south on him. Those short gape 9175d hooks are forged too so he has an ordeal ahead.


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Dam that's making my eyes water just looking at it.

If it wasn't for the nail Id just push it through & cut behind the barb & slide it out.

As it stands drink a bottle of rum & then just pull it out...………….........… wont feel a thing :p

Barra GU

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I dont have a photo but when i was around 10 years old i went fishing at the queenscliff or warnambool pier (i remember it being like a big bluestome pier) and on my first cast i forgot to unclip the line to free it up and when i cast the line the squidjig came back and hooked me in the chin lol

Im no fishermen... but i love barra's ;)