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Old 05-04-2009, 08:22 PM
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Hey y'all,
I went fishing today and the weather was pretty much perfect for fly fishing! I was out on the lake for about 4 hours and caught tons of fish today!

Anyway, the questions.

1) How would a guy take off those barbs on hooks? I have some flies my parents got me that have barbs on them and I want to get them off of there. Would the easiest thing be getting a file? or new flies?

2) I used mainly dry flies, so what floatant should I buy when mine runs out? I have the powder stuff but would the gel stuff work better?

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Old 05-04-2009, 08:38 PM
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If they are light wire hooks just pinch the barb down good with flat jaw needle nose pliers, if they are heavy wire hooks you may need a file, but either way it isnt a hard thing to do, I pinch almost all my barbs down.
I carry both, the powder to dry a fly thats got wet and a gel to use before the fly gets wet.
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I'll echo Bear's comments.
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I just use my hemostats when out on the river or some needle nose like said above at home. only fish i don't pinch the barbs down on is steelhead cause they have never swallowed the hooks and plus they are huge and go crazy.. for smaller fish like bass and gills I rather pinch it tho. easier to get out of the fish, yourself and also the fish seem to not get as injured with a barbless hook. I have never had a fish die on me with a debarbed hook yet! I just have the aquel floatant liquid. never tried powder or gel. works good for me tho.
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