Should you sharpen fishing hooks?
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Even if they’re not rusty, you should sharpen your hooks regularly, because saltwater corrodes metal over time.”
How do you keep a hook sharp?
In this method, you are filing three surfaces of the hook point.
- ✔ 1. Firmly hold the hook. ✔ 2. Draw the file across the. barb toward the point. Repeat this stroke several times.
- ✔ 3. Repeat these strokes on the other. side of the point.
- ✔ 4. Make final strokes on the. bottom of the point, forming a triangular point.