- adj. Lacking a barb.
“So then I’m left wondering if barbless is such as good idea, why more people don’t fish that way ...”
“On the White River where I fish, we have Catch and Release areas where barbless are the norm.”
“And like mentioned in this article, a barbless hook is much, much easier to get out of your hand than one with barbs.”
“Using barbless hooks makes a lot of sense much of the time, but I think too many people ignore the idea.”
“It can be argued that barbless hooks actually hook fish better than barbed versions.”
“I rarely use barbless hooks outside of fly fishing, but I do pinch down most of my barbs a little.”
“If the trebles are barbless, at least I know I can pull the hook free very quickly and easily in case of disaster.”
“I'll never forget the first fish I caught barbless, how easy and pain free, for both me and the fish, it was to unhook and release.”
“Growing up in Pennsylvania, I first encountered barbless hooks in trout regs, where they were listed with other measures for special waters.”
“Since lots of the other regs seemed to me (an avowed worm-washer) to be aimed at limiting fisherman productivity, I assumed barbless hooks were in the same basket.”
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