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Hook sharpening? #14229154 12/23/21 10:08 PM
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So I’m curious what is exactly the best way to sharpen a hook or if there is something you can buy to make it easier? I’ve used fingernail files and they just don’t seem to get them sharp to me and I have googled some things online but I wanted to check and see what has worked best for y’all. Got a jackhammer that is starting to get wore out.

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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229348 12/24/21 02:22 AM
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i'm happy I bought a few when they were $1... but hands down, this is all you need - period, find it elsewhere cheaper if you can... you want to use a hand hone, you will get proficient in taking the right amount of material off the hook... the electric ones are great, but as the old saying goes - " never trust your life to a battery", not that your life depends on sharpening a hook, unless your Tom Hanks on a Fedex airplane... you can also use a medium grit knife sharpening stone...

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/eagle-claw--hook-hone-sharpener--11506037?msclkid=77f2801412881f50ce14e1d13ff063bc&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BSC%3EBrand&utm_term=4576992029636325&utm_content=West%20Marine

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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229365 12/24/21 02:45 AM
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Rapala makes a hook sharpening stone. It has three grits with little channels in them to run the hook along. I’ve used it once. I generally lose baits and hooks faster than I have ever worn them out. bang


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229373 12/24/21 02:57 AM
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Lake fork tackle has a great one they are $10 or you can also go to www.williamsoutdoorproducts.com.

Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: Bass-N-Buck Master] #14229390 12/24/21 03:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Bass-N-Buck Master
Lake fork tackle has a great one they are $10 or you can also go to www.williamsoutdoorproducts.com.

That one looks really nice. I think I’m gonna buy one just to have.


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229435 12/24/21 05:14 AM
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I use a battery powered dremel tool. Takes just a few seconds. It gets them pokey...


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229496 12/24/21 12:57 PM
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Best advice, find the oldest salty man you know. The old timers know how to sharpen a knife on a wet stone. Same principle, the angle of the metal upon the sharpener. I check the tip of the hook on my finger, or nail. If it scratches the nail it needs a little help. If it digs into the nail without any pressure, your good. I check every hook before use, and i have 3 sharpeners on the boat. I like the little 10$ sharpener on amazon, as it has a groove. but a flat diamond sharpener works really good. Keep your hook box dry, and you will not sharpen as much. Most people just throw a dull hook away.

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6x9 piece of MEDIUM, 3M scotchbrite. 8-10 strokes in the direction of the hook will do it. Works great on new conventional hooks, not TroKar, or some Owner hooks with the razor edge. DO NOT USE ON HOOKS WITH RAZOR SHARPENING. Take it to the bank, this is the best and the easiest way to sharpen your hooks.


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229645 12/24/21 03:35 PM
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I've used one of these for nearly 4 decades. They can be had at Bass Pro for $3. It does a really good job. You lay the outer point down on it flat and pull the hook down it a few times and it is razor sharp. [Linked Image]


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: ModGuy56] #14229775 12/24/21 06:46 PM
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I used to sharpen hooks all the time. With the quality of the hooks today I hardly ever sharpen any more. On the rare occasion I do I have a little med stone I keep in the tray.

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EZE-LAP sharpener-best I have ever found.

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Hooks these days are sharp as hell already....we used to do it religiously, but I haven't messed with it in a decade


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Re: Hook sharpening? [Re: prosise] #14229907 12/24/21 10:31 PM
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Originally Posted by prosise
Best advice, find the oldest salty man you know. The old timers know how to sharpen a knife on a wet stone. Same principle, the angle of the metal upon the sharpener. I check the tip of the hook on my finger, or nail. If it scratches the nail it needs a little help. If it digs into the nail without any pressure, your good. I check every hook before use, and i have 3 sharpeners on the boat. I like the little 10$ sharpener on amazon, as it has a groove. but a flat diamond sharpener works really good. Keep your hook box dry, and you will not sharpen as much. Most people just throw a dull hook away.

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This is what I use and it works very well.

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Originally Posted by Jonah's View
i'm happy I bought a few when they were $1... but hands down, this is all you need - period, find it elsewhere cheaper if you can... you want to use a hand hone, you will get proficient in taking the right amount of material off the hook... the electric ones are great, but as the old saying goes - " never trust your life to a battery", not that your life depends on sharpening a hook, unless your Tom Hanks on a Fedex airplane... you can also use a medium grit knife sharpening stone...

https://www.westmarine.com/buy/eagle-claw--hook-hone-sharpener--11506037?msclkid=77f2801412881f50ce14e1d13ff063bc&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BSC%3EBrand&utm_term=4576992029636325&utm_content=West%20Marine


Been using these for years!


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