I am not one to judge how anybody fishes, but clearly 60lb braid, treble hooks, and flies tied to do just one thing is just poor preparation. Yeah, I get it, it's tough to hook one, and then land it. But it's called fishing, not catching (or is some cases, snagging). Not everyone fits into this category, but there are many still believing that's the only way. It's not. I've seen 25lb+ fish landed with 8 to 10lb MONO. If you don't know how, ask and someone doing it will help. These items were all attached to one fish in the river this last weekend. Not a single one (except mine) was in the mouth and 2 flies I lost to the river as I was taking them out of the belly and fins. She seemed happy when I unwound her from the mess of line wrapped around all her fins and sent her on her way. This one fly had a dropper line where the user probably had lead shot attached below the hook. And you can see the size comparison to an egg fly hook. Whomever is making these, you are using the wrong hook. By the way these were all removed from fish on a river with the increased regulations this time of year. In addition, this was taken from the back side of another fish. I've seen stick baits thrown down river and drawn up river for what purpose? To catch a fish not seeing the triple treble lure coming up from behind. I'm sorry that the day of the "... tickler" has been banned for those thinking it's the only way. But expand your techniques a little and you will be rewarded in the end.