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Craig Plummer

Sharpening Hooks

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I just read a great post in the Open Water forum talking about sharpening your hooks to improve your hook-up ratio. How many of you guys sharpen your hooks on a regular basis?

Also what types of files do you use and how is it done?

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CP

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Craig,

I generally don't sharpen my hooks because I use premium hooks and once you nick them you can't make them sharper then the way they came out of the package. I would prefer to discard the bad hook and get a new one. It usually comes down to less then $.50 a hook.

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I'll touch mine up from time to time, but often do as Spro states.. years ago I was religious about sharpening hooks. THe best hook file I have found I think is made by Lure Jenson, and has a yellow handle.

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I agree with Deitz about the yellow handled hook hone. Although the little diamond ones with the slot make it easier for those with glasses or in low light and so forth. I tend to change quality hooks when the get narfed if I am in a tournament, save then sharpen them with a hone and use them when out fun fishing. I also do not throw away expensive jigs with big Gammy's that get a ding, but sharpen those and use them till a big toothy eats em. Just my thoughts, but the good hooks when dinged work out ok with a little TLC, I just dont use em when the cash ison the line.

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I just read a great post in the Open Water forum talking about sharpening your hooks to improve your hook-up ratio. How many of you guys sharpen your hooks on a regular basis?

Also what types of files do you use and how is it done?

Hey I believe this sounds like my original post and yes I use a file with a yellow handle on it make sure it's very fine or you'll knock that point right off

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CP

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