Quantity: 25 pack (unless otherwise noted)
Description: Round bend, down-eye, standard wire, standard length, “barbless”.
Uses: Traditional dry flies.
Ever since catch-and-release became the popular trend of fly anglers, some individuals have touted the idea of a barbless hook. The advantage being that the angler need not pinch down the barb. Contrary to common logic, studies of hooked fish in Idaho and Oregon have confirmed that barbless hooks can actually inflict more damage to a fish than barbed hooks. Therefore, barbless dry fly hooks are less popular (or practical) than dry fly hooks with mini-barbs.