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Synonyms for barb

Synonyms for barb

an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

the pointed part of barbed wire

a subsidiary point facing opposite from the main point that makes an arrowhead or spear hard to remove

one of the parallel filaments projecting from the main shaft of a feather

provide with barbs

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Russ jammed tuna onto a barbless hook that was attached to a steel wire, a silver-colored rope, and a float.
Lake rules apply, so it's barbless hooks only and bloodworm and joker are not allowed.
On the hunt for a good sized carp, his set-up was a simple running ledger to a size 8 barbless hook, and bait was a crab flavour boilie.
Unable to sort his snarl, he lumbers from the stream, regretting the years of putting off my invitations to try his stalker's passion with the whip of a rod instead of the shotgun's sterner discipline: trout can be reprieved, the barbless hook leaving the merest hint of the end stung in the jaw.
Using barbless hooks to prevent injuries, we lost many others to speculate about.
All hooks should be barbless and single or double hooks should be used instead of treble hooks.
I would recommend a barbless fine wire size 20 for maggot and caster, while a wide gape 16 or 18 is better for corn.
When I pointed out that fishing was perhaps a tad cruel she discounted this as the ravings of a Mother-Who-Knows-Nothing and assured me that she uses only barbless hooks.
Anglers can use only one rod and line and two single-point, single-shank barbless hooks when fishing north of Point Conception.
Still, what is one to make of passages (and there are lots of them) like this: "I picture Jesus as a fly fisherman-and more than that, a catch-and-release angler who uses barbless hooks: what he takes out of the water he puts back.
Dead maggots on the hook are not only easily sucked up, but don't wriggle off mandatory barbless hooks.
He uses barbless hooks so he can put them back and watch them swim away rather than taking them home for supper.
The perch was quickly removed from the barbless hook and placed in the keepnet.
Great Barr veteran angler Tony Rake float-fished at the Derby AC pool recently using a No 12 barbless hook with lobworm bait and caught a record-breaking mirror carp weighing 48lb 6oz.