Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: All Rivers flowing into Georgian Bay
Scott, thank you for the kind words 🙂
What is meant by "closing the gap" is just that. I pinch the barb with a pair of pliers, then re-position them so I can apply pressure downward on the rear section of the shank to close the gap by modifying the bend. This I find can be less harmful to the fish and make the hook a little sleeker and sexy.
Have you Swung a Spey Fly today ??