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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by GMR_Guy, Oct 7, 2005.
Ouch, that had to hurt!
I friend of mine lost his eyesight in one eye from a sinker flying back and hitting him in the eye. He was about 14 when it happened.
Ouch!!! Man that would tighten the rear end up a little.
You'd be surprised at the force of some of these weights can fly at during a hookset. I was fishing with Discgolfer and he had a set that missed and his little 1/16 bullet weight flew up and hit me in the shoulder. I had a tee-shirt, longsleeve shirt AND a wind breaker on and it STILL gave me a welt and a bruise! Thank god it wasn't my eye! By the sound it made and the way I buckled down after it hit, he thought he DID hit me in the eye!
I had an 1/8 ounce jighead come flying back perfectly and hit on the rod tip about 2" from the end. It busted the tip right off. So I too can relate to the force that comes with those projectiles as well. I thank God that I have never sustained any injuries over the years from similar incidences.
Hmm, Safty glasses for fishing, kevlar helmet and jacket also.
Just a side note, but that's what makes the new fish hedz so interesting. I've worn them out on Alum recently and decided right then and there to buy one. I always wear sunglassed on the wtaer, so make sure yours are shatter proof. Your eyesight would be to me, the worst sense to lose.
i had a ewg hook hit me in the arm, and the force from it left a scar after it healed...i now have a hook shape in my shoulder...
Not only hooksets, but the rod tip speed can be upwards of over 100 mph. for distance casters.......imagine that tip speed with a 4ft drop of line and 4 oz. sinker..would be like getting shot by an big game bullet.
My buddy Dave took a 1.5 oz sinker to the back of the head once on a cast...OUCH!! About cracked his skull.
Someone should alter and dress that up and send to a pwc/waterskiing site as a warning on the dangers of "buzzing" fisherman