Jump to content

 Welcome to FlyTyingForum.com

FlyTyingForum.com is the largest fly tying community in the world and we hope you take a moment to register for a free account and join this amazingly friendly and helpful group of anglers. FTF has over 12,000 registered members that have made over 300,000 posts and have uploaded over 6,000 patterns to our exclusive fly pattern database!

If you are an experienced fly tier or just starting out FTF is the perfect place to call home. Click Here To Register for a Free Account

Fly Pattern Database / Browse by Topics / Browse by Material / Fly Tying Bench Database / Fly Fishing & Tying Videos / FTFCurrent(NEW!)
Featured Products: Fly Tying Hooks / Fly Tying Scissors / Waterproof Fly Boxes

barbless or not

  • Please log in to reply
76 replies to this topic

Poll: barbless or not

barbless or not???

You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Vote Guests cannot vote

#76 Dave G.

Dave G.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 2,938 posts

Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:51 PM

I fish trout in still water as well as moving water, salmon too. I fish for bass and pickerel in still water and small mouth sometimes in moving water. I mostly pinch down my hook barbs, doesn't seem to be an issue since I've been doing pinched barbs for about 15-20 years I suppose..  It all started just because I randomly pinched a hook down to try it and found out how much easier it was to unhook the fish. That lead to releasing land locked salmon without ever lifting them out of the water. Just reach down with hemostats and pluck the fly out, sweet !

John 7:38 ESV  is about "Rivers of Living Water"

#77 Decisions


    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 175 posts

Posted 04 April 2016 - 04:47 PM

I prefer to pinch my barbs back on all my flies. It takes me too long to tie a fly and then have to take a pair of pliers to the fly to extract it out of a fishes mouth and discover that you damaged the fly.


I don't like calling my flies "one fish wonders"!


Cheers, Ron...

My passion is my wife and then my fishing. Sometimes she thinks it is the other way around.

Living in Southern Ontario, close to Rice Lake.