Sharpening Hooks

When you sharpen a fishhook, with the exception of stainless steel, you will start the rusting process because you are filing the protective coating away from the point of the hook. If you must sharpen your hooks, cover the filed point with a black magic marker. This will help slow the rusting process. Better yet, pay a little more for premium quality hooks such as Mustad ultra points, VMC cone cuts, or Gamakatsu.

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