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i need some help with handling fish. especially trout. i always wet my hand kneel down into the water and try to get the hook out but half the time the trout just flails around until the hook pops out. most of the time i am barbless. don't know what i am doing wrong. maybe i am being too gentle. i just can't get the bastards to hold still long enough to get the hook out. any help would be great.
 

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try cradling the fish with your hand under them and let the line go slack if the line is still tight they will most often thrash about also turning them upside down (belly up dorsal down) sometimes helps
good luck
 
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