Re: Becoming Member of 20-20 Club Can Be Challenge
I'm inclined to think that frequent sharpening of these small size hooks are more important than frequently realized, particularly since the nymphs that size no doubt catch on rocks enough to knock off the sharpness. I first noticed this when after landing a good-sized San Juan monster, I started getting my fly thrown on later strikes for no apparent good reason. Going barbless in hooks this small on fish that size really drive the point (no pun intended) home.
On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .