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Use barbless hooks

Letter from Richard D. Stacy

Wildlife – July 2003 – Colorado Central Magazine


I enjoyed, and agree with, the article on catch-and-release fishing by Alan Kesselheim [in the June edition]. In the past, I have fished with barbless hooks, which I believe are much less traumatic for the trout when caught and released, although they (the hooks, not the trout) require a certain skill to use. Perhaps the use of barbless hooks should be mandated on all catch-and-release trout waters.

Richard D. Stacy