Catch release and barbless hooks.

This time we talk about barbless hooks and I show you how to de-barb your existing fishing hook.

barbless hooks

This helps when you need to release a fish. For example if it’s a small one. Like on today’s vlog episode – which you can watch below.

When you catch a fish that you want to release, it will be way easier to do if your fly hook doesn’t have a barb.  Some places also have fishing regulation that only allows you to use barbless hooks.

However, you don’t need to buy or tie all your flies with barbless hooks. If you have a fly with normal old-school barbed hook, I have a simple trick for you here.

A really easy fix is just to clip in the barb from your existing flies. You can use pliers for this. You’ll see how to de-barb your fly on this video.

de-barbing fishing hooks

In this video you’ll see:

– that you don’t need to buy or tie all your flies with barbless hooks

– easy trick of just clipping in the barb from your existing flies

– how to use pliers for de-barbing your fly hooks

– catch release fly-fishing in Lentuankoski River in Kuhmo / Kainuu, Finland


Episode 027 of 10K Fly Fishing Experiment


The 10k Fly Fishing Experiment continues


On this episode my cousin catches her first ever fish on a fly. Yay! And it’s a grayling! I think it’s so cool how she caught her first ever fish on her first ever fishing trip. That’s fly fishing at its best!

If you want to catch your dream fish on a fly or become better at fly fishing, check out Fly School with Anni. It’s a 6 week internet course where we learn fly fishing basics together online. You can attend from anywhere as long as you have internet connection. Next group is starting on Monday 10th of April! Check details here:


This video is part of my 10k Fly Fishing Experiment. I want to share these outdoor adventures with you, to inspire you to get outside while teach you fly fishing tips.

Episode 027 of 10K Fly Fishing Experiment. Hours 269 to 278 out of 10000. Flyfishing in Lentuankoski River in Kuhmo, Kainuu Region. Fishing in Finland.

catch and release fishing



If you want to learn fly fishing I have something useful for you.

Go ahead and download your free fly fishing cheat sheet. It’s totally free.

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Fly School with Anni starts tomorrow, Monday 10th of April. Last day to sign up! Book your place here: