It has happens to the best of us; a wayward hook gets sunk somewhere besides a fish. Next step is getting it out as painlessly as possible. I found this great video and instruction steps online and wanted to share them with all of you. The video seems to involve a third step: more whiskey. But if done properly, hook removal can be done without additional pain killers. Here is how:
Make a loop about 10cm (6″) long, in strong line, 5kg (10lb) plus, and pass it over the eye of the hook, and then up to the top of the bend of the hook.
Push firmly down on the eye of the hook so the eye of the hook touches the skin.
With a sudden, strong yank on the line loop, pull up and away from the hook-eye. The hook should come out the way it went in, and because it will curve out the same way it went in the barb should not catch.