Not just for C&R tactics, but I'm sure we would all be interested in the views of the membership generally about the use of barbless hooks for salmon (whatever fishing method is used), and whether there is a trend to use more barbless hooks in our fishing.
As most hooks used for salmon fishing are indeed manufactured as barbed, crimped or de-barbed hooks will thereafter count as 'barbless'
"Be you most gentle with your fishing, and even gentler with those you are fortunate enough to capture, as, for a fleeting moment, you will be handling the future parent of the fish that you would wish to cast a fly at tomorrow..."
I ended up tying a couple of new boxes of flies when doubles & not trebles where the preferred order of the day and was just fine with this as I am quite happy with doubles. To go barbless, I will only consider this when the major manufacturers Loop & Salar the only hooks I use start supplying a barbless option & if they presently do not at any of the tackle shops I use. Plus I am getting to the stage when my eyes can only take limited amounts of fly tying. May even have to take the specs to the river this year, still under consideration.
I have used barbless trebles for tubes because it was specified on one river and then I found that I was losing too many fish after they were apparently well hooked. It could have been my lack of skill or the fact that the fish were extremely fast and head shaking. Anyhow I will not used barbless since but would be happy to crimp if regulations dictate.
Rarely use trebles any more and I am starting to try more singles due to the spey flies I have been buying and I am finding that I have not lost any fish on singles once hooked. Early days as far as total fish caught but I suspect the singles are every bit as good for most conditions.
Does anyone know why doubles and trebles are seen in UK and Europe but rarely used in the US and Canada?
tweedcast: Price of 1 1/2 inch black and yellow tosh aluminum tubes just went up Graham.
Feb 3, 2015 18:39:15 GMT
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