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   Old Thread  #16 9 Apr 2021 at 4.23pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
My go to hooks are j precision curvs or wide gapes, only other ones I use are esp trig-hammer or Gardner muggas all will do the job and hook holds are spot on
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   Old Thread  #15 9 Apr 2021 at 11.12am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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All of the lakes I fish are barbless only

I will happily use any of the ESP hooks (mainly cryogen grippers & trig-hammers) or Thinking Anglers hooks in barbless. Never had one snap or bend out.
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   Old Thread  #14 9 Apr 2021 at 8.27am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Ive found some barbs snap off cleanly if squeezed with pliers
Although Id probably just use barbless on a new water
First impressions and all that
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   Old Thread  #13 8 Apr 2021 at 9.46pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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It takes 12 seconds max, and very easy.
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   Old Thread  #12 8 Apr 2021 at 8.37pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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This for almost everything and atomic choddas with crushed barbs for everything else.
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   Old Thread  #11 8 Apr 2021 at 8.22pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
I've just switched to barbless, and found J Precision hooks to be superb again even without the barb. I think a sharp hook really helps as it goes in that little further and holds better even without the barb
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   Old Thread  #10 8 Apr 2021 at 6.11pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Only takes a couple of strokes with a decent file, I prefer it to crushing the barb as it'll pass a rag test and the hooks seem to hold better

Gardner crv riggas are my go to hook for barbless waters
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   Old Thread  #9 8 Apr 2021 at 4.59pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Gardner mugga 👍🏻 Job done
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   Old Thread  #8 8 Apr 2021 at 4.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I couldn't think of anything worse that trying to file down a barb.

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   Old Thread  #7 8 Apr 2021 at 2.20pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Simply file the barb off if you have confidence in your existing hook pattern. Why buy more hooks?
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   Old Thread  #6 8 Apr 2021 at 1.54pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Have a look on a fishing tackle website, I'm sure the pattern you have will be replicated, most are by one supplier or another and available in barbless
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   Old Thread  #5 8 Apr 2021 at 1.53pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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As wac said in post 4, if the rule is just barbless, I'd crush the barb down on your barbed hook with some pliers. However, if the rule is barbless and crushed barbs are not allowed then you need to look at an alternative hook. For those waters that don't allow crushed barbs, I use a few barbless hooks for different applications:

Nash Fang Gaper
ESP Stiff Rigger
Gardner Mugga

If the water doesn't allow crushed, I'd just get a barbless pattern that's similar to your barbed pattern. From a reputable brand.
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   Old Thread  #4 8 Apr 2021 at 1.06pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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In a similar situation myself.

Just check that crushed barbs are allowed as most don't let them.
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   Old Thread  #3 8 Apr 2021 at 11.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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BANK Tackle is a good start, use and recommend their barbless chod hooks

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   Old Thread  #2 8 Apr 2021 at 11.38am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Size 4 wide gaps for me or size 4 Choddy beaked point will help hookholds stay in I use shrink tube kicked round a little aggressive also to aid the hold
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