Fly Fishing Forum - View Single Post - barbless hooks?
Thread: barbless hooks?
View Single Post
  #7  
Old 10-22-2003, 12:55 PM
Capt. Mel Simpson Capt. Mel Simpson is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Tampa Bay, FL, USA
Posts: 86
Jr and juro,

My point about the question is that barbless is better, ...if they are sharp.

You may think chemically sharpened light wire hooks work for you and that's fine, but hooks that I will still sharpen like; Mustad SS and Signature SS, TMC 777SP (by Owner), and Owner AKI, are the ones I will continue to use.

So far, and I get to try them all, those other brands just don't cut it in saltwater, not when you are casting to world record or once in a life time fish like tarpon, snook, bonefish and permit. I can't afford for my customers to loose fish because of what you or the manufacturer says is sharp.

I guess 20 years of saltwater flyfishing and 30 for steelhead is where I draw my experience from... I say, "don't take a dull knife to a gun fight".

Mel
Reply With Quote