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Sharpest hooks?

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trebles? I think the owner st-66, though they are pricey. I do like the eagle claws if I want a lighter (though strong) hook configuration- (when compared to vmc)

 

do you carry a sharpener/file on you when you fish? I am always touching my hooks up and testing the points against my thumbnail. 

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I think most of the popular name brand hooks come packaged reasonabley sharp. But I always take a file or stone to them just to give that little extra edge. They can never be too sharp.

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I have some relatively cheap credit-card sided diamond hones that work real nice for touching up knives, hooks, or anything else you need to keep scary sharp.  For a set of 3 diamond 'coarse, fine and extra fine' picking up a pack to leave in my fishing bag made sense to me but you'll probably only need the extra fine (~1200).  

 

Do all the heavy lifting and sharpening when you're at home and just use the cards to touch up when you're out in the field.  

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26 mins ago, CDubbs said:

I think most of the popular name brand hooks come packaged reasonabley sharp. But I always take a file or stone to them just to give that little extra edge. They can never be too sharp.

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Gamakatsu gets my vote.  I generally use Mustad's and always sharpen them before using.  

 

There are a lot of good videos on YouTube.  I use this method (not with those tools, though) with a file and it seems to work well enough.  
 

 

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Gamakastus are very sharp right out of the package. No need to sharpen. Most hooks need to be touched up after use though. Always carry a small file or sharpen before trip. Note ; VMC trebles the most common replacement hooks on plugs,  need to be sharpened out of package.

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Sharpen your hooks , I dedicate at least 45 minutes sharpening the hooks on the plugs that I'm taking with me when I go out, Even if they are new out of the box. And between tides killing some time. 

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