How to sharpen the hook tip if the hook is not sharp
A hook is an important tool that can be used when fishing, and it plays an important role. When they are sharp, they are easier to use. If they are blunt, they will affect the use to a certain extent. Therefore, it is best to check if the hook is sharp before use.
If it is not sharp, you need to sharpen it before you can use it. You can choose fine oilstone as a grinding tool. When grinding, you need to grind in one direction.
After grinding several times, you need to test their sharpness. You can use your fingernails to test and slide gently on the hook tip. If you feel more astringent, it means that the hook tip is already sharper.
Conversely, if it feels slippery, or even slips harder, then the hook tip is not sharp enough. You need to continue to grind the hooks in an above-mentioned manner until the nails feel a bit astringent.
How to maintain the hook after use
As mentioned above, after the hooks are not sharp, they need to be sharpened before they can be used. And maintenance after use is also very important, which can prevent them from becoming dull to a certain extent. There are many aspects that need to be paid attention to during maintenance.
The first is cleanup. After using the hook, you need to clean up the impurities and wipe or dry the moisture on the hook. Especially after fishing in seawater, because the seawater has a strong corrosive effect on the, you must rinse it first and then wipe it dry.
In addition, there are some special substances that can help the maintenance of the hook. For example, sewing machine oil can be used not only to maintain the sewing machine but also to maintain the fish hook. You can apply a little after each use, and the effect is good.
In addition, talcum powder is also a substance that can maintain. You can put it in a box, and then store the hook in such a box.
You can also store the hooks in a sealed bag, or tie them to a sponge, which can prevent them from being exposed to the air for a long time and avoid collisions with other objects. Both are better maintenance methods.