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#11941686 - 11/19/16 12:02 PM Hook Maintenance
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Registered: 10/30/16
Posts: 77
I want to start sharpening my used hooks and need some advise as I have never done this before. Can I use a knife sharpening stone or is there a better method?

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#11941689 - 11/19/16 12:09 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
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Registered: 07/23/11
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Loc: SANGELO
I use my P Line deluxe hook file

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#11941699 - 11/19/16 12:27 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4483
Loc: somervell county
Years, many years ago I always sharpened my hooks especially the larger single hooks such as worm hooks... Then came along the "newer" technology hooks. Chemically sharpened, lazer sharpened... and I never sharpened another hook again. I can only make them duller! :-)
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#11941711 - 11/19/16 12:42 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
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Registered: 10/30/16
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I have been using some H2O, Gamakatsu and VMC hooks. Can these be sharpened?

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#11941803 - 11/19/16 02:40 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
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Registered: 06/08/08
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H20 hooks are extremely sharp, but they have a tendency to bend the hookpoint over after a few fish/heavy cover. Just a fine metal file will do it. There are plenty of "just for hook" sharpeners available.
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#11941814 - 11/19/16 02:53 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
NickHasty Offline
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Registered: 12/11/11
Posts: 1319
Loc: Yankee Land U.S.A
Only hook I sharpen is one w a bent over tip...just need a good file. I like 2 chainsaw files taped together personally

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#11941898 - 11/19/16 04:09 PM Re: Hook Maintenance [Re: MadFluker]
ChrisPowellFishing Offline
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 571
you can use a wet stone or hook file. Make sure you drag it the same number of times on each side. Example: (Drag 5 time on the left 5 times of the right then 5 times on the front) I usually don't try and sharpen it from the inside. Cause you can damage the barb, and that would ruin and good $3-$5 Jig
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