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barb

1
1. any of the numerous hairlike filaments that form the vane of a feather
2. a beardlike growth in certain animals
3. a hooked hair or projection on certain fruits
4. any small cyprinid fish of the genus Barbus (or Puntius) and related genera, such as B. conchonius (rosy barb)
5. any of the small fleshy protuberances beneath the tongue in horses and cattle

barb

2
a breed of horse of North African origin, similar to the Arab but less spirited

barb

3
Austral a black kelpie (see kelpie)
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

barb

[bärb]
(meteorology)
A means of representing wind speed in the plotting of a synoptic chart, being a short, straight line drawn obliquely toward lower pressure from the end of a wind-direction shaft. Also known as feather.
(vertebrate zoology)
A side branch on the shaft of a bird's feather.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Pike hooked on barbless single-hook lures usually are even easier to release and there often is even less hook damage.
The pink Pollywog (fished barbless, damp and dry) is the fly that veteran Alaska and Northwest fly fishers have given us.
These will enforce curbs on bait, barbless hook and treble fishing, and implement the mandatory catch-and-release of all salmon and larger sea trout.
There will be a Sidewinder Lures goody bag to be won for the sea angler, a pack of salmon flies for the game angler and a pack of barbless trout flies for the trout angler and prizes also for the coarse angler.
Anglers can help by using barbless single or double hooks, playing the fish quickly, keeping it in the water at all times and supporting the fish facing into the current until it is strong enough to swim away.
"The rest all came steadily and I must have dropped seven or eight fish because we were fishing barbless."
Another early item addressed, "Fish Mortality: Barbed Versus Barbless Hooks."
Barbless hooks must be used and the only baits permitted are worm, maggot and PowerBait - there is no spinning allowed.
The 30lb catfish came from Stuarts Lake and fell to the rod of Daniel Rhodes, who was fishing a 15mm Spicy Tuna boilie on a size 10 barbless hook and 12lb line.
Using barbless hooks to prevent injuries, we lost many others to speculate about.
To get the most out of your trip, fish early in the morning; in deep bodies of water; and use barbless hooks to keep them in the water as much as possible.