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Hooks - barbed or barbless?

Do you use barbed hooks or barbless? Do you think it makes a difference?  

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For some reason, barbless hooks are more expensive than barbed. Since I am cheap (my picture is next to the word in the dictionary), I buy barbed and mash the barbs. They are easier to remove from fish, me, clothing, etc. Don't have barbless waters in Tennessee. I don't think it makes a difference in hooking and playing fish as long as you keep pressure on the line. (Except when they jump and then you "bow" to them.)

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QUOTE (skeet3t @ Jan 31 2005, 07:45 PM)
For some reason, barbless hooks are more expensive than barbed. Since I am cheap (my picture is next to the word in the dictionary), I buy barbed and mash the barbs. They are easier to remove from fish, me, clothing, etc. Don't have barbless waters in Tennessee. I don't think it makes a difference in hooking and playing fish as long as you keep pressure on the line. (Except when they jump and then you "bow" to them.)

The reason in the price difference is they are made in different way and barbless take little longer to make.

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Pinched down and the most important thing is to SHARPEN!

I can relate with Floydian. When I was a kid me and my buddy both had experienced a barb buried in the finger. After that we always pinched them down and it didn't stop us from hooking up and landing fish.

That practice paid off later in life when one of my boy's hooked the other in the cheek with a small jig. No screaming, no emergency trip to the doctor because it just came right out!. We kept on fishing. smile.gif

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