How do you sharpen your hooks?

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by jailcop2, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

    Messages:
    1,069
    State:
    iowa
    What is the best way to sharpen your hooks ? What type of sharpener do you use .
    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. Redd

    Redd New Member

    Messages:
    790
    State:
    Southeast Kansas
    I don't ever sharpen my hooks....always lose 'em before I need to. :lol:

    -Red
     

  3. barbel

    barbel New Member

    Messages:
    486
    State:
    Somewhere
    I got one of the small Bear Paw hook sharpeners from Catfish Connection, and I just use that. I have had it for over a year and I still think it is a great little piece of rock. It normally doesnt take me too much to sharpen my hooks; maybe 5 ot 6 strokes per side at the most.
     
  4. joesf

    joesf New Member

    Messages:
    283
    State:
    Bloomington IL
    I found it to be a difficult to sharpen circle hooks with my traditional file so I have taken up using the dremel with a cone shaped stone.
     
  5. SilencedMajority

    SilencedMajority New Member

    Messages:
    320
    State:
    White Mtns, AZ
    I love the "hook hone" hook sharpener. It only cost me 1.40 from Catfish Connection.
     
  6. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

    Messages:
    1,069
    State:
    iowa
    Thanks guys ,appriciate the info .
    Brian
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Alabama red rock also known as a red wet stone not very fancy but very effective.
     
  8. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

    Messages:
    344
    State:
    Ga
    I use a small diamond whetstone or my spyderco sharpmaker.
     
  9. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

    Messages:
    3,111
    State:
    Pembroke,Georgia
    I have carried a small whetstone with my tackle for years.peewee-williams
     
  10. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    Messages:
    9,751
    State:
    GC, OHIO
    I have a small sharpening stone. When I am fishing daylight and waiting on bites it is a great way to pass the time.
     
  11. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

    Messages:
    202
    State:
    illinois
    i stoled a bunch of my wife's emery boards she does her nails with. they do a quick touch up on hooks, probably would work to clean up a sparkplug in an emergency.
    as an added bonus, i can do my nails, while i'm waiting for a bite. keeping several colors of pearlesent polish in the boat lets me color co-ordinate my sinkers to my outfit. adding shad scales gives the most darling effect.
     
  12. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

    Messages:
    3,170
    State:
    Illinois
    :lol: there's got to be something about you that's just not right...:lol:
     
  13. Catfishhunter2U

    Catfishhunter2U New Member

    Messages:
    17
    State:
    mo.
    Chew on this...was reading ur post and Mrs.catfishhunter2u seen what i was reading and her response is "her mother taught her to sharpen cloth diaper pins and or straight pins etc. was just to simply run it through ur hair as if u are combing it". she says worked for her . some things are easier done in simple ways i guess....:wink:
     
  14. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

    Messages:
    309
    State:
    NW ohio
    never had hooks last that long
     
  15. Gabowman

    Gabowman New Member

    Messages:
    311
    State:
    Georgia
    Form my jugs I use a small file and a pair of small vice grip pliers. I always keep a small oil stone in my tackle box for my 'rod and reel' hooks.
     
  16. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

    Messages:
    1,008
    State:
    missouri
    Your right about that ole man, but I would like to sneek up and get some pictures of that stuff, and him doing his work, sure would make a nice post.
     
  17. shotdemducks

    shotdemducks New Member

    Messages:
    208
    State:
    kansas
    small file, takes time but they r sharp:crazy:
     
  18. catwacker

    catwacker New Member

    Messages:
    202
    State:
    illinois
    Mike, your post reminded me of something i haven't thought of in years. my grandma used to make her own pin cushions and she stuffed them with hair. she always had sharp needles and pins.
    thanks for the memories!!
     
  19. jailcop2

    jailcop2 New Member

    Messages:
    1,069
    State:
    iowa
    Thanks for the response all , alot of good info .
    Brian