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Can't find my $0.99 walmart grooved hook sharpening stone, so its time to re-invest. Got one in a Rapala kit on a lanyard that had what looked like 2 round files inside - really liked the lanyard and the form factor but never really cared for its sharpening ability.

Can anybody recommend something that works well for them? What do you like about it?
 

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i just bought this 3" hook file from BPS for $4:
Hook File

have used it a couple of times and it worked fine. but not enough experience yet with it to recommend.

fyi -- joel
 
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I use a Berkley battery powered sharpener. Fits well in my tackle box and uses an AA battery.
 

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I always carry a titanium leatherman , On land and water. Since I use super lines (power pro & stealth) the scissors come in handy. Pliers for unhooking , bending hooks, occasional splitshot crimp. It also has a file (diamond & coarse ) for sharpening. Even though I have never used them on myself, it also has wire cutters for emergency unhooking of people. Did use it for that once on a fellow Hardcore member. It is not pretty when you get a Pop-R buried in your knuckle.
 

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I was told that if you sharpen a hook it will take off the enamel allowing it to rust. Is this true??
 

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Alot of hooks like the gold ones are anodized and any coating is removed by sharpening them but I will take sharp and rusty over dull and shiny anyday..LOL... Hooks are cheap, so I dont see any harm.
 
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