Flats and fly fishing on the coastal waters of Southwest Florida.
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Debarb Your Hooks!
Yep, that's my dad with another lure impaled into his body. This happened to him the other day when a big snook flung this Zara Spook straight back at him at warp speed. Fortunately he was on my boat using one of my lures and I crush the barbs on them as soon as I take them out of the box. The last time this happend to Pops he was on his boat trying to unhook a bluefish when a barbed Mirrolure wound up under his thumbnail. We ran back home and three strong Manhattans later I was cutting into him with a razorblade. Lesson learned. Debarb your hooks and you'll aviod a trip to the emergency room or kitchen table surgery.