There are several materials for the hook Fish hooks are […]
There are several materials for the hook
Fish hooks are used for fishing. Its material is very important. There are many materials that can be used to make fish hooks. Here are some common ones.
Generally speaking, there are three main materials for making fish hooks, carbon steel, high carbon steel and alloy steel. Among them, carbon steel fish hooks are the most common, because they are more cost-effective, but most good fish hooks are still used. Made of alloy steel, such as tungsten steel, titanium alloy, etc., the sturdiness, wear resistance and corrosion resistance are better. There used to be copper hooks, but they have been eliminated because copper is too soft and easy to be straightened by big fish.
The sharper the hook, the better
The material selection of the hook is related to its sharpness. The sharper the hook, the faster the hook can pierce the fish lip after the hook door is turned over. Therefore, it is generally believed that the sharper the hook, the better.
However, the sharpness has brought new problems. It is difficult to maintain the sharpness. The sharper it is, the more difficult it is, and the material requirements for the hook are higher. Therefore, the sharper the hook, the higher the price, and the easier it is to be damaged.
Therefore, in general, if you are interested in fishing and you are fishing often, you don't need to pursue a hook that is too sharp, just enough; the sharper the hook for competition, the better.
How to judge whether the sharpness of the hook is qualified
Usually when fishing, although you don't need too sharp hooks, if the sharpness is not enough and the hooks are too dull, you can't catch fish. Therefore, when buying fish hooks, you should also pay attention to judging the sharpness of the hooks. Two methods:
1. thorn nails
Under normal circumstances, the thickness of a person's pinky fingernail is not very different from the thickness of a large fish scale, and the thickness of a large fish scale is often similar to the thickness of a fish lip, so experienced old birds will use a light hook. Lightly pierce the nail plate, if it can be easily pierced, it means you have passed the level.
2. A4 paper test
If you don't have long nails or don't want to damage your nails, you can also use a piece of A4 paper to test, fold the A4 paper in half, fold it in half three times in a row, and pierce it with the tip of the fish hook. If it can be pierced, it means the sharpness is very good. , at least it meets our needs. If it can be easily pierced and folded in half after four times, it will be quite sharp. As for how thick it is, it is not necessary.