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Today was a first for me. I finally got nailed with a couple hooks. I cast a little too far and caught a branch over the water. I ripped it out and it zinged back about 100 mph. All I had time to do was to throw my arm up to block my face. Ended up with 2 of the 3 barbs of a Rico buried in my elbow. Hunted down the Doctors and they generously took time out of their fishing schedule to do the surgery. Thanks guys. I really appreciated it. It would've been tough finishing out the day fishing with a Rico hanging from my elbow.
 

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I'd laugh my butt off it it was'nt still a little sore :shock: any hook in any body part makes me want to stand up 8) Glad you lived to tell about it Jim........
 

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You are more than welcome Jim. By the way, look for our itemised invoice to arrive soon; invoicing is as fallows: Burro Cove E.R. $250.00,Two on duty trauma personel $75.00 ea., Two boarding fees $25.00 ea., One fishermans needle nose/side cut pliers $37.50, One fishermans chemostats $35.00, One alcohol swab $7.50, One bandaid $5.00, Two DR./Patient confidentiality fees $100.00 ea., Two mal-practice insurance fees $1,000,000.00 ea. a total of $2,000,735.00. Balance due in 30 day's or will trade services rendered for one future personalized fishing report. Glad to have been of service to you. P.S. I never felt a thing but I think Spidy did experiance some toe cramping ( no charge ).
 

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LOL! Good one Toad!!! One thing though, Knowing JRL, a little, I would have thought you would need to charge for carpet cleaning...

Rippinlips, I'm glad you lived through that one, with those two operating on you, I would have expected a more tramatizing experience than that... :wink: I guess they did a good job though.
 

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Toad, that's funny! Spidey didn't act like he was ready for breakfast after the "surgery".

Bayou, the rico was fine but is missing a couple hooks on one treble. I guess I didn't mention it was the rio rico that's bigger and has the bigger hooks? Denny, I actually got it back!

I learned a valuable lesson today. I need to get a first aid kit in my boat. I've thought about it before but have never bought one. Spiderman and Toad had one, so they had antiseptic stuff, gauze and a band-aid. About the only things they didn't offer were the tetanus shot and morphine.

Personalized fishing report: We ended up with 9 LM. 3 came on topwaters, 1 on a c-rig and 5 on dropshots. All the worm fish were down around 15 feet or so. Nothing big today but still had fun.
 

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Save the Rico?? We tried, Consulting Rippinlips, we asked, "Do you wanna save the Rico"? He said "yes". That meant hoping the hook may come clean out with a good tug. That didn't work!! That is when my toes curled. Who would think you could pick up a person by their elbow, with a pliers. Immediately, Rippinlips decided on plan B. We had to push the hook through and cut of two barbs. I have to imagine with 150 pounds of fishing tackle on board Rippinlips boat, he must have a treble hook. Glad to be of service. I am really glad it was nothing serious. Dave.
 

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You two should have ben in Michigan along with myself on the salmon trip I take every year. I could have let you remove the spoon that some idiot jerked from downstream that found its way into my arm. Yes I have the spoon, and he escaped with his life this year lol. Many of the fishermen up there wound up with flying hooks somewhere, the worst are when they wind up in the waders and a hole is sprung. Good work men. Hope to meet some of you soon.
 

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ROTFLMBO!!! :lol: I always miss the good stuff! Toad, Spidey I want to know why you're charging so much for that patient confidentiality?! Must have been some good stuff! :shock: :lol:

Getthenet.....we UNDERstand! I hear you actually did try to stand for a hook but you were drawn back for a second thought! :twisted:
 

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Were there any surgical pics taken that Daphne can put up on NC.com? Preferably the one of Dave lifting RL up by the hooks in his arm? You know there people out there in this world that pay to do that sort of stuff! Spidey and Toad may have found a new business! :lol:
 

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RL, I feel some of your pain. I did something similar with a Rico Thurs am. Hung it in a bush, jerked it free and stuck it to my knee with both trebles. Only I was lucky enough to stop it just short of the barbs. It found a boney part, no meat. I did manage to catch a 5.3 on it later.
 
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