You're Only As Good As Your Hook Point

Though Doug Pike infers that most fly fishers sharpen their hook points, it’s probably likely that they’re less diligent than their reputation allows. Personally I’ve lost more fish to dull or poorly sharpened hooks than to any other mistake in preparation. “Hook sharpening is a key component of tackle upkeep, every bit as vital as wader patching and reel lubrication, but even anglers who say they use their stones and files probably don’t do so enough.” In the Houston Chronicle.

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