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June 17, 2009

Choosing the Right Hook Sharpener

Sharp anglers never stray far from hone sweet hone

Manufacturer/Model Description Dimensions (inches) Hone material MSRP
Anglers' Choice Hook-N-Knife File File with plastic handle 7 1/2 (overall length) Fine-tooth metal file $5.50
Anglers' Choice Super Hook Sharpener Ergonomic handle holds parallel files that form V 1 3/4 x 1 1/4 Fine-tooth metal file $6.50
Anglers' Choice Tear Drop Hook Hone Stone with tear-drop cross section 4 1/2 x 2 Silicon carbide $6.50
Anglers' Choice Toothbrush Handle resembles a toothbrush 8 (overall length) Aluminum oxide $3.00
Berkley Pocket Hook Sharpener Hand-held electric sharpener 6 (overall length) Aluminum oxide $13.00
Berkley Smart Hook Sharpener Pen-size handle has vise to hold hooks 5 1/2 (closed length) Diamond grit (320) $10.00
Braid Diamond Blade File File with soft-grip handle 6 5/16 (overall length) Diamond grit (coarse, medium or fine) $15.00
Braid SharPoint File Double-sided file with plastic handle 7 3/4 (overall length) Diamond grit (100 and 220) $26.50
Donnmar Big Game Hook Sharpener Grooved file 11 (overall length) Fine-tooth, high-carbon steel file $14.50
Donnmar Delux Hook Sharpener Rectangular handle has built-in magnifier to check points 2 1/4 x 2 Steel $10.50
Eze-Lap Model C Round hone with hook groove retracts in pen-style handle 4 (closed length) Diamond grit $12
Eze-Lap Model H Stone with hook groove 2 1/2 x 3/4 Diamond grit $6
GATCO Point Perfect Three different sized grooves 5 x 3/4 Aluminum oxide $9
Hewlett FlipStik Fish Hook Sharpener Multigrooved hone stores inside plastic handle 4 x 1/2 (closed length) Diamond grit $12
Lansky Folding Diamond Fish Hook Sharpener Hone with three different sized grooves folds inside handle 4 1/2 (closed length) Diamond grit $15
Lansky Fish Hook & Lure Pocket Sharpener Three different sized grooves 4 3/4 x 1/2 Aluminum oxide $5
L.L.Bean Saltwater Hook Sharpener Double-sided hone with grooves 4 x 7/16 Aluminum oxide (coarse and fine) $14.50
Luhr Jensen Hook File File with plastic handle 7 1/4 (overall length) Fine-tooth, high-carbon steel file $8.00
Orvis Adhesive Hook Sharpener Sticks to metal or plastic surface for easy access 1 1/8 x 1/4 Boride $7 (2 pack)
Orvis Lippa Hook Hone Double-sided hone with grooves 4 (overall length) Aluminum oxide (600 and 800 grit) $10.00
Rapala Double Sided Hook Sharpener Coarse file on one side, fine flat hone on other 10 (overall length) Diamond grit $15
Rapala Electric Hook Sharpener Hand-held electric sharpener 5 (overall length) Aluminum oxide $12
Rapala Hook Sharpeners Grooved hone slides inside plastic handle 3 x 3/4 (closed) Aluminum oxide $7
Rising Diamond Hook File Double-side file with grooves, rubber-coated handle 4 (overall length) Diamond grit (medium and fine) $10
Smith's Diamond Stone Flat hone with groove 3 x 1 Diamond grit $8
Texas Tackle Point Maker Table-top electric sharpener 4 x 4 x 3 1/2 Proprietary composite $129