by bill piatek
I've been fishing a lot this year with a 270 Seiryu rod and a barbless hook and salmon egg. With the smallest 1/4" strike indicator everything is lip hooked and an easy release.
But after a bunch of trout they get spookier and I have to remove the indicator. At that point I start hooking a few deeper in the mouth.
What is everyone's feelings about using black nickel etc. finishes. Think they still desolve in the fishes digestive juices?
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The fish are slippery when wet.
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