They will be safe regardless haha. It will take more that a mere flesh wound to my left hand thumb to keep me from getting out with ya shooting some birds this season my friend! Just won’t be gripping much with that hand for a few days. But that’s ok.....Hundreds of ducks and geese just collectively held their breath hoping you injured your trigger finger and they’d be safe from the SX4’s wrath next fall. But alas it was a mere flesh wound to your thumb, and their webbed feet resumed trembling.
Seriously though, glad you’re slaying the fish, and stay safe out there brother!
That's why I fish barbless.Best part was having a 4 lb channel on the opposing treble doing the death roll at the same time! 😜
It only went straight in. This is after I had to shove it the rest of the way through and before I had to cut the barb off. Lesson to all, keep a pair of dikes handy at all times!! I think my trip may have been cut short if I had no way to cut the barb off lol.
I had a pair of 10" Knipex High leverage diagonal cutters in my boat just for an occasion such as this. Sadly some low life swiped them off my console while my boat was docked at the Fish Lake Lodge marina. Looking at utahbigbulls pics makes me think I'd be wise to replace them also.I need to add some flush cut dikes to my tackle box.
Once in Alaska when I visited the emergency room in Soldotna on a related issue, I noticed two life-size foam cut outs, one male one female. They were both nearly covered with various lures and hooks. I asked the doctor what they represented. He said that every time a fisherman came in with a hook imbedded somewhere, they removed it and hung it on the appropriate cut out.Dallan,
That is next on my list too. All I had was multipurpose pliers. The worst part was having to try spreading the hook while in my flesh wide enough to get the side cutters on it.