An important part of manhood has always been about having the competence to be effective in the world — having the breadth of skills, the savoir-faire, to handle any situation you find yourself in. With that in mind, each Sunday we’ll be republishing one of the illustrated guides from our archives, so you can hone your manly know-how week by week.
Fishing is generally a pleasant and unpainful pastime (at least if you’re fishing in freshwater for small fry). But one hazard that can befall the fisherman when he’s bringing in a line or untethering his catch is getting a hook stuck in his finger. If this happens to you, you can use one of the above techniques to get the hook out.
The String Yank Technique can’t be performed on parts of the body that aren’t attached (e.g., earlobe, nostril). And if the hook is stuck in your eye, don’t try to remove it yourself with either of these methods! Go to the emergency room immediately.