The majority of modern anglers the question how to make a hook, not worth it – why waste time on dubious quality handmade when any fishing shop offers an assortment for every taste and wallet? Even in the best case, improvised hooks will outperform in quality except the cheapest Chinese. You can achieve the same at home the level of the best Japanese (“Decoy”, “Gamakatsu”, “OWNER”) or English (“Preston”, “Drennan”, and other) manufacturers is impossible. Fishing hooks with their hands, most often made by those anglers for whom this is another hobby, as well as those who due to the specificity of a favorite method of fishing is hard to find the right product even among the huge diversity in fishing stores. Other anglers are primarily interested in sharpening hooks, and not their production.
Why is it useful?
Most anglers enough that you can find on the shelves, but still some continue to make the hooks yourself. It might be needed:
- In the case that type of fishing is not widespread, and suitable tackle is hard to find. Can be justified for fishing for catfish, and in the case of trophy size predators, which is planned to catch up on silicone, mounted on an offset hook. However, the small avsenikov is also a concern.
- When such crafts is another hobby. Many anglers make the elements of the gear and without the pressing need to do it, and some even create a fishing rod.
- In extreme situations. The probability of this is low of course, the chance to be away from civilization small, but produce their own food, fishing is still easier than hunting.
- Also often made small improvements to the factory products, such as corkscrew to prevent slipping silicone lures or additional ogruzka on opsenica.
In order to do that, requires at least minimal experience in metal working, as well as minimal within, the steel grades and characteristics of heat treatment. Material selection should pay attention to carbon, low alloy and alloy brand. Poor quality metal, thus a negative impact on the quality of finished products.