Fly Fishing for Coastal Gamefish
Q. Do you use barbless hooks?
A: Yes, for all of my fishing. I don't think the fish-loss rate differs between barbed vs barbless hooks, barbless hooks are better for the fish because they reduce handling time when releasing the fish, and they are better for the angler that hooks himself (or the guide). That's one reasn I like the new barbless hooks from Grip - they come barbless, so no need to crimp the barb when tying the fly.
The Fisherman's Coast approach focuses on how coastal gamefish interact with their habitats and prey. The more you know about the gamefish you pursue with a fly rod, the more often you'll be in the right place at the right time with the right fly making the right presentation. It's about catching more fish.
Our sister site Tribal Bonefish is all about conservation through responsible fishing. Tribal Bonefish shows you how to become a better steward of our coasts to protect our fisheries today, and ensure future generations get a chance to experience these fisheries.