Barbless hooks

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Barbless hooks

Post Number:#11  Postby Glenda » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:27 am

I only fish barbless..!! I am shocked to learn most fishermen fish with barbs... I am guessing you are only talking about fly fishermen because, let's face it, lots of fishermen fish with lures that have twin or treble barbs..??!!
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Post Number:#12  Postby ACW » Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:10 am ... alogue.pdf
page 11 shows a hook that way back I rated highly at the time, the out barb as designed by my first casting teacher,Falkus was an interesting person with a dislike for the then up coming trend to C&R, I still have a few of these Hooks but will never use them again even if I was fishing for the pot,as they were unkind to the flesh both fishs and mine !
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Post Number:#13  Postby Kevin P » Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:09 am

Personal net recommendation..........Greys GX folding net (large). It has a deep rubberised bag that is ideal for fish recovery. It's also (nearly) big enough for most carp I catch. It is heavy and to hang it securely on my waistcoat I use a pair of 2cm magnets from here:, which are far stronger than the expensive sort they sell in tackle dealers.
Recently I spent several hours looking into biologists' research on fish survival. Rubberised nets enable a higher proportion of fish to survive than other types; the next best is knotless synthetic with small mesh. The less handling the better. A minute out of water has a drastic effect on fish survival.
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Post Number:#14  Postby Paul Arden » Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:30 pm

Hi Glenda, yes they are fly fishers. And many experienced as well. I comverted a few :)

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Post Number:#15  Postby Jonas Fredriksson » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:22 pm

I do not fish barbless and neither do I know anyone that does so on my home waters. But after reading this I might have to give it a go...
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Post Number:#16  Postby Viking Lars » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:17 pm

On the main, Danish salmon rivers barbless or de-barbed is now required and the use of big nets is being promoted. The guys at Zpey Flyfishing made a video, which I can't find right now (might be a Facebook video).

Lugging around a huge salmon net is a nuisance to say the least, but I support the idea and on Danish salmon rivers, there's no doubt that landing and releasing a big salmon is infinitely easier with a net.

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Post Number:#17  Postby Lasse Karlsson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:27 pm

This one Lars?

It's in Danish.

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