Re: Sharp Hooks catch more fish


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2019-02-06 11:11:47 in reply to Re: Sharp Hooks catch more fish posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2019-02-06 10:05:03

When I worked for Pacific Gas & Electric company (33 years) we had 'hook gage' that our gaffs had to match perfectly after sharpening. That gage made sure you had a 'chisel point' on the flat side- not much but enough to insure if you 'kicked out' the hook would instantly cut back in when it contacted wood again. I sharpen my hooks the same way I did my lineman's hooks or gaffs whatever you wish to call the. I don't drop or miss many fish. Add to this a modern, quality jig hook and the dropped fish ratio goes almost to zero.

Dan


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