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To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? #13362131 12/05/19 04:30 PM
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Do yall think sharpening circle hooks like double actions or triple threats right out of the package is necessary and if so what are the best tools for it

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Re: To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? [Re: Catfanman] #13362145 12/05/19 04:50 PM
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Heck no...the hooks we use are laser sharpened and chemically treated. Once you start sharpening with a file they won’t hold their sharpness nearly as long. You can sharpen them once they dull but I like to tie a whole new rig including fresh hooks and leaders. I reuse my Rosco swivels but hooks and leaders stay fresh all winter. I will use the same hooks all summer without switching and catch a 1000 eaters but winter time I make sure all my leaders and hooks are in top notch condition every trip.


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Re: To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? [Re: 🌊El Gato Azul🌊] #13362148 12/05/19 04:54 PM
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Ok thanks ill just leavetgem alone then

Re: To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? [Re: Catfanman] #13362485 12/06/19 12:26 AM
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I usually check the sharpness after every 2nd or 3rd catch/cast and touch it up if necessary. I only sharpen my hooks once (rarely twice) then I retie when they dull


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Re: To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? [Re: Catfanman] #13363193 12/06/19 02:27 PM
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I usually don't keep a hook long enough to resharpen. TN River is full of rocks and sunken timber.




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Re: To sharpen or not to sharpen a circle hook? [Re: Catfanman] #13366015 12/09/19 11:56 AM
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I sharpen most of my hooks.

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