NGTO Message Board
Welcome to NGTO!
Home ] [ Membership ] [ Donations ] [ Feedback ] [ Stream Reviews ] [ Stream Reports ] [ Maps ] [ Events ] [ Articles ] [ Rules and Regulations ] [ Archives ] Message Board ] FAQ ] [ Hall of Fame ] Sponsors & Supporters ] About ] [ Witticisms ] [ Distinguished Members ]
Welcome to NGTO!

Go Back   NGTO Message Board > NGTO Fishing Forums > Ask the Experts
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Photo Gallery Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-01-10, 07:50 PM   #1
FeatherBender
Stocker
 
FeatherBender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 11
Default Barbless hooks

I have been fly fishing for a long time, but just for bass and bluegill.
I notice that some of the streams are barbless hook only, is it ok if you mash the barbs down or do they have to be storebought barbless hooks ?
FeatherBender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-10, 08:04 PM   #2
OLC55
Native
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 703
Default

Don't have to be store bought. I've been told on here that if the hook point will pass into your shirt and come back out without catching your good. That's the rule I use. The night before my first trips to Dukes I probably ran 100 flies through an old shirt to make sure they were good. My Dukes box is all hooks that I pinched down with a pair of pliers that I got at Hobby Lobby.
OLC55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-10, 10:44 PM   #3
FeatherBender
Stocker
 
FeatherBender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 11
Default barbless hooks

Thanks for the info.
FeatherBender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-10, 09:34 AM   #4
Windknot
Director, Hall of Fame Member, Secretary
 
Windknot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Dacula, GA
Posts: 15,634
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OLC55 View Post
a pair of pliers that I got at Hobby Lobby.

These have flat, smooth jaws. No serrations.
Windknot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-10, 06:26 PM   #5
B Kar Ma
Past Director, Hall of Fame Member
 
B Kar Ma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Buford, Ga. 30519
Posts: 3,466
Default

Rule of thumb - test hook by running it through a cotton shirt. If it sticks on way out, keep mashing!
__________________
Those sure are puurrtty stars
B Kar Ma is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors
Copyright 2010 - North Georgia Trout Online - All Rights Reserved