Why you should Always wear Glasses and Only use Barbless hooks.

the images speak for themselves…

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this last one shows permanent damage several years after the hook was removed.


and if you’re thinking that glasses aren’t necessary for fly casting practice, think again.
even without a hook the line and/or leader could very easily slice through an eyeball should it come across the face as in the video below. my friend Aitor was very lucky he didn’t get hurt.

eye protection sticker

11 thoughts on “Why you should Always wear Glasses and Only use Barbless hooks.

  1. Excellent info matey. This should be shown to ALL anglers especally fly anglers and ESPECIALLY beginners who think they dont need HATS or glasses.
    Can I borrow the “Caution” etc etc at the end of the article please?

    • thanks Keith and feel free to share the article or images.
      i know it’s a bit like when people watch real car accidents and it doesn’t affect their way of driving… but this all can’t hurt to keep in mind.
      the ‘Caution’ logo isn’t mine as you can see the web address on it so go ahead ! 😆 :mrgreen:
      if you go to that address you’ll find their online shop that sell the stickers 😉

  2. Wow. The images alone are scary, some even frightening. Glad I already had breakfast. I fish barbless and wear prescription glasses. Whew!

    • hey Don ! so glad you’re feeling better and back on the ball !
      eye/hook pics: as you’ve guessed, the gruesomeness was the plan. all i hope is it reminds people to pay attention and play it safe when out fishing. (not only for themselves but anyone else around)
      cheers !

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