Thread: Why barbless?
View Single Post
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-27-2010, 03:27 PM
Hardyreels's Avatar
Hardyreels Hardyreels is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
Posts: 11,592
Blog Entries: 69
Hardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond reputeHardyreels has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Yahoo to Hardyreels Send a message via Skype™ to Hardyreels
Default Re: Why barbless?

I believe it is a demand market. Although some fly fishermen may prefer barbless hooks the manufactures are probably looking at the broader market for hook manufacturing and sales. I would expect that until such time that there were a well organized boycott of all barbed hook sales there will be no sweeping changes to the hook selection at the local shops.

On another note, for dry fly fishing I do either buy or make barbless hooks but not always. To me the advantage of a barbless hook has always been to reduce mortality on those fish that manage to get hooked all the way back at the gill raker's. I almost always left the barb on my streamers, I'm not sure why.
__________________
Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard

The Alaska Fishing & Outdoors Blog;
Reply With Quote