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Old 03-31-2003, 11:16 AM
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Singles rather than trebles

Do you loose more fish fishing with singles?

I have recently converted from fishing mostly trebles (old Scottish tradition) to fishing singles. This came about from visiting this site and taking part in some fly swaps. On Saturday I lost two fish I hope they were kelts (down streamers). Was I just unlucky or is the number of fish lost going to increase as the number of hooks decreases?

Would the number of lost fish decrease if the single had an off set?
It struck me that if the hook slid sideways as the fish closed its mouth the hook would just slide out. Now if the point was offset this could not happen. I was convinced this was how the second fish came off. I felt a tension then saw the fish come to the surface then the hook came clear followed by an Anglo Saxon expletive. Spring salmon are hard enough to hook without them getting away again.

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