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Went out Friday to do alittle fishing.

 

The largest fish of the day at this point was self released after a short battle and for some reason I checked my hook on the back of my thumb and it felt a little dull. "Oh well maybe not" I commented to myself.

 

Next cast I had on an even larger customer and we had quit a struggle and I thought I had him and he threw the hook.

 

After a bit of thrashing around in the water, by me, I checked the fly and changed it.

 

I have never owned a hook sharpener and I dont think I have ever lost a fish because of a dull hook but maybeeeee.

 

Can someone help me here? I need a good product and just as importantly good instructions to use it.

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Went out Friday to do alittle fishing.

 

The largest fish of the day at this point was self released after a short battle and for some reason I checked my hook on the back of my thumb and it felt a little dull. "Oh well maybe not" I commented to myself.

 

Next cast I had on an even larger customer and we had quit a struggle and I thought I had him and he threw the hook.

 

After a bit of thrashing around in the water, by me, I checked the fly and changed it.

 

I have never owned a hook sharpener and I dont think I have ever lost a fish because of a dull hook but maybeeeee.

 

Can someone help me here? I need a good product and just as importantly good instructions to use it.

 

 

If fish are getting off- you have dull hooks. They get dull quickly. Sharp hooks keep fish. I am constantly changing hooks on topwater baits. New hooks are almost always a cure for losing fish. Can't emphasize enough the difference. Also, cheap hooks dull quick and rust quick. I carry extra Owner Ultra Point or Gammie Trebles to switch out. I don't bother to sharpen as I'll not approach new.

 

Sharpen down towards the point, not up from it. You can create burs that will actually make it harder to hook a fish.

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"EZE-Lap Diamond Products, [EZE-LAP.com],

manufactures the best sharpeners on todays market.

 

The Model "S", is a pocket clip tool, that features a groove for sharpening hooks.

Place the hook point in the groove and use a simple "back-and-forth" rubbing motion.

 

The "diamond steel" shapeners are a must for cutlery knives and fillet knives.

 

GAT stocks a huge selection of EZE-Lap Diamond sharpeners----[see Ken for FREE demo].

 

 

 

 

 

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I've seen a couple pros swear by the fingernail method. If hook will easily scrape/cut fingernail, it's sharp enough.

 

Balancing a lure on a only a fingernail by the hook should indicate sharp/dull hooks.

 

That's how sharp your hooks should be- if you ensure your hooks stay sharp- so many less heartbreaks!

 

 

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