How and Why to Remove Barbs

Why rid your hooks of barbs? Will they still catch fish without losing more?

This is a very simple explanation of why and how to remove barbs from your hooks. It's a good idea and one we've been practicing for more years that we like to think about. But it's a great thing to do, helps you release fish with minimal damage (WET HANDS AND KEEP THEM IN THE WATER!) and with relative ease. It's a way to let more released fish live to fight another day.

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