- Jun 18, 2018
I have dozens of packs of barbed hooks, and as a lot of fisheries now want barbless only, I was going to file off the barbs. Just wondering if anyone has done this, does it weaken the hook? . got jag files & pen so should be OK regards rust ( though I wouldn't do them all at once), and does crushing make the hook totally rule friendly if they get you to stick a hook in your jumper ?