Re: hook sharpeners

#15758
Fishy Bishy
Participant

Buy good quality Chemically sharpened hooks for a start, Korean made or Japanese are the best.
When you store them, use a decent tackle box that is sealed from moisture.
After using them, rinse under cold water after removing all fragments of bait etc and air dry before storing.
Always store used hooks away from new unused ones in a separate compartment.
Never try to resharpen the chemically sharpened hooks as this is a total waste of time.
They are mostly alloys and will be less effective even if you can hone them up and will rust faster.
The days of honing up old style hooks like Mustad wire made hooks are long gone.
Treat your hooks right and they will last a lifetime.
Simply wash and dry after use and store dry-sealed.
Its that simple.