Sharper hooks!

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by MattTheFlatCatKid, Oct 7, 2017.

  1. MattTheFlatCatKid

    MattTheFlatCatKid Active Member

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    What's up! You guys never let me down. How the hell do I sharpen my hooks? I bought two packs of gama circle hooks over a month ago and still have half or more but they've dulled out. I lost one big flathead the other day possibly my pb and a few others. So what do I use to sharpen them back up? I was thinking about using the strike strip off a book of matches. I think I heard somewhere that works.
     

  2. MattTheFlatCatKid

    MattTheFlatCatKid Active Member

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    I use a conventional hook sharpener then use 1000 grit black sand paper and have great luck getting a great point back on my gama hooks.
     
  4. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member

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    This is the hook sharpener I use Matt.

    There is a groove in the stone that the hook point fits nicely in just like in the stone Mutt linked. Put the point of the hook in the groove and pull the stone into the point. The way these circle hook point are designed, they point toward the shank, not up like a J hook.

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  5. MattTheFlatCatKid

    MattTheFlatCatKid Active Member

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    Thanks guys I'm gonna get the one from bass pro. It's $2! And I only live 15 minutes away.
     
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  6. hurt locker

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    I use the same sharpener as Tom. It is narrow and fits right in there to get the circle hooks nice and sharp.
     
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  7. Chop1

    Chop1 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Also, any type of flat knife sharpener will work. The one I use is just a flat bar with the diamond surface. I hit them a few times on 3 sides, easy to get them to stick a thumbnail pretty fast.
     
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  9. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    stoled one of my wife's finger nail files. Good way to pass the time waiting on a bite at the river. But the quickest easy way is I use my dremel tool with a grinding stone at home during the winter.
     
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  10. MattTheFlatCatKid

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    How well does the nail file work? I have a Dremel with bits. But I don't know which bit to use.
     
  11. twaskom

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    Dremel seems like a lot of overkill to me. With the small sharpener I posted above, it takes 3 or 4 strokes and my hooks are sharp. I wouldn't try to over think this simple job.
     
  12. MattTheFlatCatKid

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    I'm definitely getting a hook sharpener. I just like to know other possible methods in case one fails.
     
  13. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    it gets the job done
     
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  14. Big Sam

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    I use the same as twaskom....... the grooved stone with wd-40 on it 4-5 stokes ur done unless its really bad..... Ive seen a dremel used before in a small vise usig the extra fine sanding drum attachment
     
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  15. moriverfish

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    I use the medium EZE Lap diamond hone. It works pretty slick, sharpen on three sides. LM EZE LAP.jpg
     
  16. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Ive noticed a lot new hooks right out of the packages are not as sharp as they should be. And need to be sharpened before using them. However the sickle style hooks seem to be very sharp.
     
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