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Alright guys, being as it's been colder lately and I have NO social life, I wanted to work on sharpening my hooks. One problem- I don't really know how. I have a dremel with a sharpener and I also have a file that I bought from Bass Pro Shops a couple months ago that I haven't really used. Can anyone give me some advise? Some diagrams or even video would be awesome.

Thanks!

WPD

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GATCO (Great American Tool Company) makes an outstanding hook hone with two sharpening grooves in it.  Or go to Lowe's to the section where they have pocket knives.  They have a sharpener there covered with diamond dust.  It's metal with a groove down the middle.  I've been using one and it's great.  Can't remember the name but it comes with a black nylon carrying pouch.

Once you get your sharpener, remember to sharpen by running the hook in the direction of the point.

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I don't sharpen my hook.  I believe you can never get then as sharp as when new.   No more than hooks cost it is not worth it.

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I'm on board with Bud.

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I only sharpen spinnerbait hooks- the rest get replaced.  I have a stone and a Berkley hook sharpener I use, with the stone being the one I use when I have the time to do it right, and reserve the Berkley sharpener for quick, on-the-water touch ups.

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Thanks guys. The reason I asked is because I picked up ome cheapy spinnerbaits at Wal-Mart and then noticed that the hooks were as sharp as a pear.

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I don't sharpen my hook. I believe you can never get then as sharp as when new. No more than hooks cost it is not worth it.

Pretty much the same here. The only hooks I will sharpen are on S/b or other baits hooks cant be changed on

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As a follow up to my post is whenevery I throw a hook of any kind away I take it to the grinder and grind the hook part off.  I don't want anyone  picking up a box or bag and getting a hook in the hand.  I have been hook befor and believe me it not any fun.

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