Posted this in the fishing thread but thought I'd share it here!
My beautiful bride hooked the biggest "sucker" ever! Teaching her to how to catch Northern Pike and moment's before she bounced it off my chest. I told her "No worries it wouldn't be the first time I dug a lure out of my flesh!" Next cast I about get nocked out of the boat from a Rapla traveling at Mach 1. I look at Casey and she starts crying and saying " Oh no your bleeding!" I just start laughing and telling her and our son it is fine. Tried to remove my hat but it wouldn't come off. Get my multi-tool out but the hooks are to far embedded. We motor back to the cabin and I cut the hooks off with side cuts. Finally get the hat off but the hooks are deep. Casey and my parents both tried to get the hooks pushed through so we could cut the barbs off but they were too worried about causing me more pain....which being slow a gentle caused more pain. I took over and pushed the hooks on through cut the barbs off and pulled them out. Then we went back out fishing! Not the way I wanted to get blood on my new RMEF hat