How to Remove a Hook from Human Flesh

A quick explanation of how to remove a hook from your skin

To remove a hook that has penetrated the skin beyond the barb, loop a piece of cord or heavy line around the bend, then press down firmly on the shank of the hook. This pressure opens up the wound channel vertically, clearing the barb. While maintaining steady pressure, take a firm grip on the loop of cord, and snatch the hook out in one quick motion.