Re: Touchy subject:Barbless or barbed
Before I tie I pinch down the barb and run the file over the point a few times. even commercially tied feel the rath of my needlenosed pliers and my file.
Most of the fish I target have slot/size limits and seasons. it makes it alot easier to dehook the fish, and return them safely to the water. I have never lost a fish due to a barbless/debarbed hook. very few times have there been torn mouths.
Let us all share our wisdom with a younger generation. Tight Loops, Tight Lines and Good Fishing to All