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a friend tatooed himself with a 7999 while fishing in a nasty wind a few days ago. Apparently the fly had to be dug out of his flesh.

Another reason to use tube flies...and wear eye protection...and motorcycle helmets...
 

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I was talking to the C.O on that river on Friday . He told me about this . He said there was no need to check to see if there was a barb on the fly :D :chuckle:
 

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Don't know the story but I wonder if there is also a moral about casting offhand during cross winds, in any case glad to see he is smiling.
 

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Sorry, but I almost blew coffee across the room when I saw that :hihi: . I had a similar incendent with a Rio tip leaving a line across my back casting with no shirt on a few years ago.

He's very lucky thats all he got from that.
 

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My case

was under the jaw and sunk to the bend. Fortunately, I was following the regs and had the barb pinched down. A friend was able to remove the hook with pliers. You couldn't do that with a barb.

Fish barbless to let your self off the hook.
 

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Less than a week ago I had the doudvious pleasure of having a 'student' dig a #4 dumbell weighted hook out of the back of my head (1/2 inch higher and it would have bounced off my ball cap head band).

My fault, not his ... I just didn't think about where I was standing behind him ... or least think hard enough. Roaring headache for the next two day.

De-barbed hooks "are a good thing." :rolleyes:
 
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