Posted by G.R.Wilt on August 24, 1996 at 00:30:05:
In Reply to: Trout swallowed a hook posted by henry on August 23, 1996 at 13:51:10:
: I've had couple of occasions where the trout has swallowed the hook. I heard that if you just cut the line the fish will live. Does anyone know if this is true?
Leave the hook in.It will eventually rust out.In the future try removing the barb by mashing
it down.I've caught more trout using debarbed hooks-you need not hold trout to release it.Saves
trout and allows you to get back to fishing sooner.Honest it really works.All flies I now tie
have their barbs removed.Good fishing.
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