This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows the importance of sharpening your hook - particularly when fishing the flats. Saltwater fish have hard mouths, and hooks can lose their sharpness very quickly rubbing on coral and rocks, so keeping a sharp hook is imperative to ensure the best hook up rates.
In this video Simon shows how to test a hook for sharpness, and how to sharpen it correctly if it fails the test.
RIO's Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips - some basic, some technical, and everything in between.
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