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    Default Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    ....no, they don't.



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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Especially in a rubber mouth fish like that.

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    All large fish that might break you have toughish mouths,also with the semi beaked shape of many hooks today they have holding powers by design...

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    All large fish that might break you have toughish mouths,also with the semi beaked shape of many hooks today they have holding powers by design...

    Yes and because there is no barb they keep going forward, deeper into the flesh.

    That poor fish had braid trailing from the hook which i'd removed before taking the pic.

    It's face was swollen to three times of what it should have been and was badly disfigured forthe rest of it's life!

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Here is an example od a barbed hook after being yanked into my hand....



    I had a pic of a barbless one also but can find it!
    If you take note the barbed hook didn't penetrate anything like as far as a barbless and when I removed them the pain was no different.

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    Yes and because there is no barb they keep going forward, deeper into the flesh.

    That poor fish had braid trailing from the hook which i'd removed before taking the pic.

    It's face was swollen to three times of what it should have been and was badly disfigured forthe rest of it's life!
    We'll done you, that fish will be much better off now, and will recover. I still carry some antiseptic from my carp days in the bag for such fish. Cannot conceive of using barbed hooks anymore, maybe a micro for Dace fishing days, but?

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Why are you using your hand as bait Ian.........................
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Quote Originally Posted by barbelboi View Post
    Why are you using your hand as bait Ian.........................

    Bb, i'd run out of maggots .

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    Bb, i'd run out of maggots .
    Brings a new dimension to fishing at arms length......................
    That's about as big as a fish that big gets
    If you understand what you’re doing, you’re not learning anything................

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    Default Re: Barbless hooks just drop out if left in fish....

    Quote Originally Posted by barbelboi View Post
    Brings a new dimension to fishing at arms length......................
    Yup, and using pinkies, or maybe handling
    Last edited by tigger; 08-04-2020 at 11:22.

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