Over the years I've broken-off flies on trees and sunken branches. Occasionally the flies can be retrieved. In the process there can be unforeseen bounty; such as other flies that have been captured by the same obstruction. What never ceases to amaze me is the percentage of those flies that are BARBED; even though the regulations mandate barbless hooks.
My unscientific fly-gathering, and those of other fly fishing buddies, confirms that 50% of retrieved flies are NOT DEBARBED.
How does one say....CHEATERS!!*
* Please refer to Definition # 7 on October 12, 2010