Tailwind anglers! Today, I want to make you uncover your old baits and hooks. Get everything that is gathering dust on the far shelves and at the bottom of your fishing boxes. And it will also help you save a good amount of money by not buying new fishhooks.
Today we will talk about fishing hooks. More specifically, I’d like to talk about resurrecting your fishhooks. Today, we will try to figure out how to sharpen fishing hooks?
Everyone has those hooks that they love to use. But, due to the fact that most of them are made of steel. Even I would say that almost all fishing hooks are made of steel, they are prone to corrosion. And this is one of the main reasons why they are stupid. Of course, there are also mechanical damages from stones and other things, but this is not as bad as from rusting.
Two topics that I will cover for you today about how to sharpen fishing hooks:
- Tools for sharpening fishing hooks.
- Tips on how to sharpen fishing hooks.
Tools for sharpening fishing hooks.
All the variety of tools that will help us figure out how to sharpen fishing hooks can be divided into three categories.
- A specialized tool designed specifically for sharpening fishing hooks.
- Regular tool suitable for sharpening
- Items that are not tools, and just lie under your feet.
The first type of tool includes special files and abrasive stones. Their anatomical shape is very comfortable. The cut, which is on almost every one of them, helps you sharpen your fishing hook with high quality. These files and abrasive stones come in different grits to make the process easier. And the presence of fine-grained stones will allow you to make the sharpness of the fishing hook like a scalpel.
Just a few words about how to use hook sharpener.
We need the tip to become sharp as a needle. We take a special tool and draw along the tip of the hook in the direction from the tip of the hook. I really like to sharpen so that two flat edges form at an angle of 45 degrees. This angle can be made smaller, but then you will have a decrease in the strength of the tip of the hook. And we will get, in addition to a very sharp tip, an edge as sharp as a blade. But in a specialized tool there is such a special groove. The groove already has this angle, which will allow you to make a triangular tip.
The second type includes ordinary sharpening stones for sharpening knives and files with varying degrees of graininess. You may ask how to sharpen fishing hooks with sharpening stones for kitchen knives? Everything is the same as with special ones. It’s just that you won’t have a groove, and you’ll have to make your own triangular tip.
How to sharpen fishing hooks without tools?
This is the third type. This is where you have to look under your feet. If there is no tool, then we will use ordinary stones to sharpen fishhooks. The principle of sharpening is no different from using a file or an abrasive stone. The only difference is that it is inconvenient, and the graininess is very difficult to pick up. But if you do not have a tool at hand, then you do not have to choose.
So, how to sharpen fishing hooks?
We sharpen the hook from the point. We make a triangular sharpening at an angle of 45 degrees. Furthermore, we use different grits for different sizes and types of fishing hooks. To make it easier, we buy special tools that already have a groove with the sharpening angle we need. Ordinary files and abrasive stones for sharpening kitchen knives are also suitable.
Well, in the most extreme conditions, ordinary stones will do. I hope I gave you the answer how to sharpen fishing hooks and how to sharpen fishing hooks without tool.
Below, I will attach a couple of videos showing how to sharpen fishing hooks.