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    Default Re: How to sharpen a hook

    Quote Originally Posted by vgb View Post
    Or you are buying your hooks from tightwad.com
    Well, they are in Kamasan boxes. I'm assuming they are Kamasan, although these days, you never know. I bought a Canon battery from an eBay site that advertised it as 'Genuine Canon...' and it certainly looked like it... until it didn't function the way it ought to, and I started looking into: 'Genuine vs Fake...' on Google and YouTube... and sure enough - it's a fake. Claim launched...

    On BBC 'Watchdog' last night... guy bought a pack of Ariel laundry powder that turned out to be fake. Fake laundry powder? FFS!

    Anyway, I'm sure my Kamasans are the genuine article, and there are dark forces behind the burred hook conspiracy...

    Col
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    Default Re: How to sharpen a hook

    Quote Originally Posted by tobesfish View Post
    I would say that if it takes a magnifying glass to identify it as blunted, it is probably still sharp enough to hook a fish.
    How would you know that it isn't costing you fish? If you can identify it as burred, surely the sensible thing to do is to sharpen it. It doesn't take a magnifying glass to identify it; just your fingertip.

    Quote Originally Posted by tobesfish View Post
    ... if it makes it into a fish's mouth and gets a good strike...
    And what if it doesn't get a good strike? If... and if... Again, how do you know whether or not the difference between being properly sharp and having a small burr is going to make the difference between a fish hooked and a fish missed? A properly sharp hook is the desired state for all, is it not? It therefore follows that a burred hook is not the desired state and, if discovered, it should be corrected. No?

    Quote Originally Posted by tobesfish View Post
    I bet any of them could pierce my finger and that must be enough to pierce a fish's lip!
    How do you know? They don't all make first contact on soft flesh. Many of them hit bone. That is how the burred hooks come about in the first place. If a burred hook hits bone, it is going to skite-off much more readily than a properly sharp hook, surely?

    Col
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