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Re: Going 'barbless'

Postby woody » Thu Jun 04, 2009 8:50 am

good advice :oops:

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Re: Going 'barbless'

Postby 9ft4wt » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:26 pm

Well you guys have shamed me. I am a debarber on all my freshwater trout flies, but have been derelict on the saltwater stuff. Will start debarbing those too.


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Re: Going 'barbless'

Postby Emerson » Sat Jun 06, 2009 6:45 am

Here is a drawback for barbless flies!!!!!!! :x :cry: :cry:

Lots of times in freshwater situations, I will use 2 flies...I tie a dropper from the hook bend of the lead fly and then tie on usually a smaller fly. I have been fishing for landlocked salmon...the fish jump...rush in alot of not typical stuff like plain ole PA trout. Consequently, they make my loop come off the store bought barbless hook! :o
On the hooks that I have used pliers to mash it does not happen as much as there is till a knob. But, on the super smooth slips off right away!
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Re: Going 'barbless'

Postby 9ft4wt » Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:09 am


I don't like it as well as tieing to the bend, but some folks say it is better. On those store bought barbless tie the dropper at the hook eye.



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