Fishing Ethics: De-Barbing Hooks
The question of even if to barb or de-barb your fly hooks is one that each angler, I feel, has to answer at some point. And there’s greater to it than just making it simpler to tug the hook out of yourself should you inevitably force an errant fly domestic appropriate into your epidermis.
Andrew Braker, over at Fly Lords, has some decent perception for us on this subject. that you may see what he has to claim here.