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#10975919 - 07/14/15 09:47 AM Need sharp hooks
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
Posts: 1985
Loc: Austin, TX
Was checking my bluegill bait keeper and long shank hooks last night. They don't seem very sharp. Pull the point across my thumb nail and it doesn't stick, little sharpening stone doesn't help them very much. What kind/brand of hooks is the sharpest now-a-days?

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#10976117 - 07/14/15 11:01 AM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Smithaven Offline
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Loc: Hurst, Texas
I use Mustad gold Aberdeen hooks mostly. I have never had problems with dull hooks. One hint: always use gold plated hooks. Otherwise a little rust can ruin a new hook in the small sizes we use.

Bait keeper hooks are not as good for sunfish.
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#10976134 - 07/14/15 11:08 AM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: Smithaven]
banker-always fishing Offline
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Originally Posted By: Smithaven
I use Mustad gold Aberdeen hooks mostly. I have never had problems with dull hooks. One hint: always use gold plated hooks. Otherwise a little rust can ruin a new hook in the small sizes we use.

Bait keeper hooks are not as good for sunfish.




Plus #1 on the Mustad hooks however I use the regular size 6 cricket hooks. They have always worked GREAT! As for the sharpest hooks I would say Eagle Claw. Just my two cents. 2cents
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#10976138 - 07/14/15 11:09 AM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Jimbo Offline
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Eagle Claw and you won't worry about sharp hooks again. I know they sink deep into my fingers even after repeated use! roflmao
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#10976333 - 07/14/15 12:16 PM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
CRAPPIEJIGN Offline
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Registered: 02/12/06
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Loc: Denton
Jimbo,

You put new meaning into the word 'finger-lings'. Stop poking yourself with those hooks!

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#10976362 - 07/14/15 12:27 PM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
fish 'till I drop Offline
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Registered: 09/20/08
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Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the replied. Am on the way to Academy.

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#10977057 - 07/14/15 05:21 PM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3786
Loc: South Texas
I feel your pain, FTID! I went out for about an hour Sunday just because I had a bit of time and I wanted to test out a new rod. I started getting bites when I found the sweet spot and immediately wished I had brought my fisherman Gerber because it has a hook file on it. I ended up missing more fish than I caught and had a few come off halfway before I could get them to hand. Hopefully, I can make a post/report later tonight. But again, I feel your pain.
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#10982595 - 07/17/15 07:29 AM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: fish 'till I drop]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Eagle Claw by far! Super sharp and durable.

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#10984979 - 07/18/15 09:21 AM Re: Need sharp hooks [Re: Gitter Done]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: San Antonio TX
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Eagle Claw by far! Super sharp and durable.







Totally Agree! Also reasonably priced!

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