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onelilcrazyazn
03-30-2013, 06:44 PM
hi i was wondering htow do u turn a crappie jig barbless? also do they sell crappie jigs barbless already? i tried using pliers but the barb is still sticking out just a bit.

BIG_ONE
03-30-2013, 06:47 PM
dremel with a grinder...

salmonid
03-30-2013, 07:35 PM
barbless hooks for shad

Why? Is that required?

onelilcrazyazn
03-30-2013, 10:54 PM
i believe the area ill be fishing at is. sailor bar

BIG_ONE
03-31-2013, 12:54 AM
Why? Is that required?

Only to be required on a barbless only stretch of water.

ILuvFishing
04-01-2013, 08:20 AM
Buy a streamwork mittenclamp debarber plier one of the best debarber that I had found. I can even debarb those little size 20 flies with it when I'm flying for trout

49erbassman
04-01-2013, 11:56 AM
Buy a streamwork mittenclamp debarber plier one of the best debarber that I had found. I can even debarb those little size 20 flies with it when I'm flying for trout

Never heard of these but I'll be looking them up!


Fish on!

Line Stretcher
04-01-2013, 12:00 PM
Tip of the day - Get yourself a Berkeley battery powered hook sharpener and de-spooler. They're not too expensive and easy to carry. Just remove the removable top to expose the sharpening stone and you'll have an instant mini dremel like tool to grind the barbs off with. I guarantee you'll pass the DFG cotton swab test everytime.

BettrLUCKYthanGOOD
04-02-2013, 09:31 AM
so you are telling me that simply pinching the barb down with pliers isnt good enough anymore?

BIG_ONE
04-02-2013, 09:48 AM
so you are telling me that simply pinching the barb down with pliers isnt good enough anymore?

It works, but it only takes a single strand to be pulled from a cotton ball or to have the slightest catch on the collar of the uniform...

49erbassman
04-02-2013, 11:47 AM
It's all luck of the draw on what kind of DFW warden you get. Some just look others use the cotton method described


Fish on!

CAL.NDN
04-02-2013, 01:00 PM
I always got cotton balls rite next to my hooks and.check my own and pinching them.works just great for me.

Tiedup
04-07-2013, 09:14 PM
+1 for the dremel method. There is no need to spend more money on barbless hooks. It takes 10 minutes to properly grind down 50 hooks. Depending what you're fishing for most of the time it's better anyways ( like trout, known for gut hooking soaking baits.)