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Barbed vs Barbless Hooks

For many years as I was starting out fly fishing I fished with flies that had barbs on them.  I’m pretty sure this is a common practice for many out there learning to fly fish as well as many veterans to the sport.  After a while though you begin to think about whether barbed vs barbless hooks are a better option.  I’d like to share my views on the matter and hopefully convince a few of you out there to a different way of thinking when fishing barbless  flies. [Read more…]