No more barbed flys for me

the salmon kid
i was fly fishing yesterday and as i was casting i ended up hooking myself in my finger with one of my flys,, way down past the barb and out the other side now i will only use barb less flys from now on,,oooh and i also managed to hook me one nice coho too
 
troutdude
OUCH!!! That must've really hurt...especially if it went through your fingernail!

I'm getting queezy.................

P.S. I'm glad that you at least inked a fish for your troubles!
 
todd_brooks
Good god man! I hope you had the sense to sacrifice that fly and cut the barb off before you pulled it out.? From what i understand even if you have to push a hook the rest of the way through thats the way to go.
I like the barb-less a lot it just make the release so much easier. Especially with the little guys.
 
halibuthitman
soooo, judging by location and direction that it was on a back-cast? keep er clean.. and barbless hooks are probably a good idea in general.
 
skunk
dude! Bet holding that nice fish made you almost forget the trouble.
 
the salmon kid
skunk said:
dude! Bet holding that nice fish made you almost forget the trouble.

ya i cut the barb off and pulled it out ,., and yes the second i hooked that fish i forgot all about the hook in my finger ;)
 
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