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Dear all;

I fish in New calédonia, and love catch big GT.
In order to preserve them, i use barbeless trebbles on popper and stickbaits.
I ve noticed that many anglers replace trebbles by big (short assit) simple hooks (tail and belly) on stickbaits only.

I've bought a couple of Shout Kudako in 8 and 9/0 for that, but they got barbes.
My question is : should i remove the barbe and what is the best way to do it :
Dremel or Pliers ?

Thanks for your answers

Best regards


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Those kudakos great hooks! If you’re trying to do the least amount of damage to the fish for release then yes remove the barb. Like the others said a good pliers should do fine.

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