Very nice work. Plenty of snap on the initial strike. A good, quick pump of the rod to make the hook set more meaningful. Now, depending on how deeply you've sunk the barb into your own flesh, your choices are good, bad and worse. If the barb protrudes from your epidermal layer, removing the hook is a snip. Just cut the wire below the barb and back the hook out. If the barb is embedded but close to the skin surface, it's time to grin and (literally) bare it. Push the hook point the rest of the way out, cut it off behind the barb, and put it in reverse. A deeply embedded hook point requires a nifty bit of macram¿ff, line lashing, Newtonian action-reaction physics and a quick, courageous yank. It's not so bad. Really. Here's how.