Did you ever pinch the barb on a fly, however whenever you catch a fish and go to take away the hook, it doesn’t slide out simply? “Gee,” you may say. “I’m certain I pinched that barb.” And it’s in all probability true: you probably did put the barb in your forceps and provides it an excellent squeeze. However that may not be sufficient to get the job executed.
On this video, Joe Rotter from Purple’s Fly Store demonstrates the correct strategy to pinch the barb on a hook. It’s important to be sure you have the correct instrument, after which it’s essential take a little bit further time to make sure you’ve really flattened the barb. The fish will thanks, and for those who ever hook your self or anybody else, you’ll be glad that you simply went the additional step.