- 07/07/2010 at 2:13 am #6913
i often throw hooks away bit rusty from last use as they are 6 dollars for five its a waste, can anyone advise on a good sharpener and cost please an where to get one from thanks.07/07/2010 at 6:51 am #15705
oldgreyboy07/07/2010 at 7:00 am #15706
i agree sharktale never sharpened one never think i will just buy new ones and use new ones “nearly” every trip07/07/2010 at 10:07 am #15707
Try look at buying hooks in bulk because if you’re throwing them out all the time it works out cheaper. You can try different types of hooks as some rust and lose their coating quicker than others. Washing off your traces in fresh water after using should make them last longer. If a hook is only lasting a few days fishing then it’s no good.07/07/2010 at 10:27 am #15708MiliwolfParticipant
Can also try storing them in a container of olive oil or similar.
I personally purchase my hooks in bulk and often throw away hooks when they are blunt. I have tried a few hook sharpeners, mainly ones on other fishing tools but they were fairly useless. Got my best result from sand paper but its time consuming.
Decent cheap bulk hooks include Youvella, Wasabi and a few others which I can not remember.07/07/2010 at 10:36 am #15709
I got some of these over a year ago and still have some left. $25 for 100 5/0s should certainly last you over a year. Also got some stainless steel type hooks off trademe but they seemed to go blunt and rust very easily.07/07/2010 at 9:25 pm #15710
thanks all. i have been using mustad suicide 5/0 but will get a pack of a hundred.08/07/2010 at 3:18 am #15711
i often buy hooks in bulk of trade me sometimes foir really low prices and they do the job 100 hooks for like 15 bucks sometimes08/07/2010 at 8:49 am #15717St_PaulParticipant
If they are chemically sharpened there’s almost no point in trying to resharpen them. If not try a ladies diamond nail file. these are cheap as chips best for small hooks. or get a diamond hook hone from a tackle store09/07/2010 at 2:16 am #15727
im a chimney sweep make some dosh in winter an very hard up in summer i can file sand all day if i want lol just thought i might get a couple more days out of them, oh well i get nov dec an jan off thats not too bad is it .17/07/2010 at 8:30 pm #15758Fishy BishyParticipant
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.17/07/2010 at 11:04 pm #15759
sounds too much effort rather just buy new ones lol15/06/2012 at 9:46 am #21142croozerParticipant
i use a diamond stone, pocket size, and keep touching them with it the whole time im fishing..always put oil in your containers, just a little is all you need…nothing looses fish quicker than dull hooks..when they are too far gone, just chuck em..16/06/2012 at 7:04 am #21144MiliwolfParticipant
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.30/03/2013 at 7:34 pm #23280bradicleParticipant
Try a sharpener for darts that’s what I use to use
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