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How To Sharpen Fishing Hooks

Most fishing hooks come surgically sharp right out of the package, but hooks of all types are subject to dulling when exposed to other hard objects such as rocks, wood, other lures and even the bone structure of a fish’s mouth. This can an easily result in losing the fish of a lifetime or tournament check. Elite Series pro Chad Pipkens shows us how easy it is to keep ’em sticky sharp with a small file or sanding stone.