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I know some of you have tried hook sharpeners (battery) and files, but recently I tried my wife's Dremel to sharpen and sand. Sharpeners have their limitations because you can't change heads having less grit and can take off too much metal at the tip resulting in a ruined hook. Dremels take many attachments such as thin abrasive discs , cones and cylinders,  have low and high spin rpm settings and are rechargeble. Nice is being able to buy disc replacement packs for a buck each at the dollar store.

I usually try to check my hooks before leaving the house. Rust is the eventual death of all hooks it comes in contact with and a fast way to take it off is with a thin abrasive flex disc with low grit which I've also found better to sharpen hooks with. I lightly sand three sides for a diamond point and do a much better job than with a file. The sharpened point easily catches my finger nail.

Sanding the lead on the sides fof leadhead jigs to make them shiny is also something I've done for years which I think adds to a grubs appeal. I used to use light grit sand paper but my arthritis makes it difficult to sharpen many hooks or jigheads at one time.

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Ah another good use for my little Dremel Tool.    I havent used it since I supertuned my Curados.  Thanks for the tip.

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Good tip. I still sharpen my hooks, most around here would rather throw them out. A sharp hook is a sharp hook.

I know you can't duplicate Owner's point at home. I know about chemically sharpened hooks so save your breath. Don't break my nuggets for sharpening my hooks at home and I won't break yours for tossing them out.... :-X

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Good tip. I still sharpen my hooks, most around here would rather throw them out. A sharp hook is a sharp hook.

I know you can't duplicate Owner's point at home. I know about chemically sharpened hooks so save your breath. Don't break my nuggets for sharpening my hooks at home and I won't break yours for tossing them out.... :-X

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I sharpen mine with a diemakers India stone. Removes minimum amount of metal while giving you a sharp hook. Triangle shape works best for me. My hooks do not see water unless they penetrate and stick in my thumbnail with light pressure, even new ones. Today's hooks are a thousand times better than they were a few years ago but some still need a little touching up.

Something for us northerners to do to combat Cabin fever.

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I used to have to sharpen my hooks. I stopped buying Eagle Claw. ;D

LMAO!!!

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i have a crap-ton of eagle clew hooks that need sharpening. good tip.

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