Re: Barbless or barbed hooks?
I am barbless 99% of the time. But I have noticed lately the fish are running at me after being hooked, and even with a large arbor reel I sometimes can't keep up with them so they get off. yesterday for example, I bet I lost 10 fish less than 10 feet from my float tube, since I was gonna release em anyway, it is not a big deal, and I don't usually have this issue, but yesterday I was havign a bad run with LDRs.
the 1% I don't is when I forget to pinch a barb when I am tying things up, or if I am using very small flies - I have broken a few pinching down the barbs, so anything smaller than 16 usually gets a pass.
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