ITS JUST NEVER EASY
How many of you hand sharppen your hooks? I bought some new lures for trolling offshore and noticed they are pretty dull! I called my dad and asked him about sharppening them, he said yes always. turns out he has written articles on the subject that have been published in magazines. he said he still has the article somewhere and if and when he finds it i will post it. He has done metallography for nasa for the last 32 years and uses a scanning electron miccroscope. He used the microscope to look at hooks and took some pictures of them before. Then he hand sharppend and honed the hooks at home then place them under the microscope and he says the diffrence is amazing. He uses hand files and hones and puts a three angle grind to them then hand hones. Some hooks come from the factory pretty sharp but most are pretty dull. I took all my new lures and some old ones to his house and replaced a lot of the hooks to begin with, then we put them in a vise and commenced sharppening. When we finished it was amazing how sharp they are. Just wanted to know how many of you guy's do this, and for the people that do not you might want to start! Could be the deciding factor of wether or not you hook that fish of a life time. When he finds the article and pictures i will post them attached to this post. Any other input or other ideas for better tackle rigging would be great! Thanks Hollis!