Years ago I fished the Little Red and White Rivers in Arkansas and there were sections that were under single hook regulations. The guide admitted that more trout swallowed the single hooks than the trebles.
When I fished the South Fork of the Snake River, I was the first spin fishing client the guide ever had. I again used double hooks even though it wasn’t required. The guide was surprised how easily the hooks came out and said that they don’t do any more harm than flies.
I believe MD and VA have the unnecessary single hook regulations on some streams.
Last edited by Trout Traveler; 10-04-2018 at 05:50 PM.