Reasons to De-Barb

August 12, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Under the Bro’s nose was a colorful little moustache that looked a lot like a Royal Wulff. The hook had somehow missed the outside of his left nostril and gone clean through his septum — the bit between the nostrils where the bull’s nose ring goes.” Nick Mills suggests that among the arguments about whether or not to fish barbless, one reason is painfully obvious. In his Virtual Fish blog on MaineToday.com.