Re: hook sharpeners


These a theory that circle hooks work better when they are ‘bluntish’. It goes that a blunter circle hook is less likely to penetrate in the throat or other tender part of the fish, rather they slide out of the throat and rotate into the Jaw hinge for a solid hook set.

I quite often fish slightly rusted, blunt hooks and have caught good fish on them. So maybe these truth to the theory but I am not ready to deliberately blunting my new circle hooks.