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Ask-MikeStriper Mike has been helping new, and veteran fishermen/women catch fish for years. He has been an angler most of his life and has a resume to back it up. (Read About Striper Mike) Please submit any fishing questions that you may have! Your question will be answered and displayed in the Ask Striper Mike section! This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sharpen Your Hooks!

There are different reasons why hooks pierced or don't pierce a fish?...Nothing is more perfect than a brand New Gami # 7 right out of the package and hand snelled.  What Gami brings to the table is a very very very sharp POINT...that will do the job.  Those points wear down with every cast in our sport...so how effective is re sharpening?  Get this!!!! I like my hooks MORE when they are resharpened.  You can never bring back the honed point that gami supplies, but by using a file or hook sharpener....you can put a razor sharp EDGE on the hook as well as a re honed point. When the fish bites a resharpened hook.....the hook not only pierces with the point but cuts with the severity of a knife. In my opinion a re-sharpened hook gives the surfcaster more BITING power when the bait/hook are toyed with.  If your hooks aren't sharp......your in the wrong sport!!!