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FasterThanYou23

Sharpen Your Hooks?

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Ive been listening to these ice fishing podcasts on the dnr site,and in one of them the guy is saying how you should sharpen your hook every 5-10 fish you catch on it.Ive never had a problem with the hook not being sharp enough;how bout you guys?

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Lures lure fish, sharp hooks catch fish.

I always carry a thin hook file and use it often.

Ultra tiny panfish jigs can be touched up with a fine grit emery cloth and can easily be kept in a pocket so it remains dry. A few even strokes away from the point will keep them efficient.

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I touch mine up occasionally with a little diamond file that I keep in my tackle box. I don't worry about it too much with panfish though, more with hard mouthed fish like northerns.

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I dont want to sharpen my hooks. I buy anodized hooks, and sharpening would remove the anodizing, leading to rusty hooks.

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