Hook Sharpening: It takes no effort to carry a small file on your person or in your tackle box. In less than ten seconds, you can give most hooks a razor's edge, or at least make them a little sharper than they might have been. I read about it, I know it's important, yet with the exception of shark fishing, I rarely sharpen my hooks. I think part of the problem is that packs of worm hooks, smaller bait hooks, and jigheads are seen as throw-aways. You kill one pack and buy another. What's funny is that I'll replace rusted lure hooks, but don't sharpen them too much when they're clean. So starting this spring, no matter where I fish, I vow to not be without a file.