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barbless

[bahrb-lis] /ˈbɑrb lɪs/
adjective
1.
not equipped with a barb:
barbless fishhooks.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; barb1 + -less
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  • All hooks must be barbless to allow restricted fish to survive after release.
  • The lodge requires barbless hooks and prohibits live bait.
  • To avoid confusion for sport anglers, the implementation of the barbless rule will be delayed.
  • Night closure and single point barbless hooks required.
  • Night closure, anti-snagging rule, and single-point barbless hooks required.
  • Anglers are allowed to use flies and lures with single barbless hooks.
  • Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used for fishing.
  • Single-point, single-shank barbless hooks are required.
  • Only artificial lures and flies are allowed, but new this year, barbless hooks are not required.
  • Come prepared with hand-held poles, small barbless hooks, bait and buckets.

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