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Old 10-21-2003, 09:11 AM
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Go ahead and crimp those barbs!

O.K., you may lose the occaisional fish but, with Tarpon, the majority come unstuck after the first two dozen somersaults anyway - their mouths have the consitency of pre-stressed concrete.

Most species - big and small - seem to stay stuck pretty good on barbless hooks. Try to keep good tension and you should be fine.
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