hook boxes, used hooks

TrickyD

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I know lots on here pre tie hooklengths and store them in purpose made boxes, but do you throw the hook away (if not bent/blunt) at the end of a session, or do you put them back, maybe not in the same box ? I've always binned any hook, except larger ones ( 6, 4 , 2 ) on carp rigs, as they are easier to see any rust or blunt/bent points.
 

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I always bin them, regardless of size. I start each session with a fresh hook knowing that when/if I strike, the hook will be good.
 

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I almost always bin them, only times I use the same hook on different days is if I’m on holiday somewhere you can leave your gear set up.
 

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I know lots on here pre tie hooklengths and store them in purpose made boxes, but do you throw the hook away (if not bent/blunt) at the end of a session, or do you put them back, maybe not in the same box ? I've always binned any hook, except larger ones ( 6, 4 , 2 ) on carp rigs, as they are easier to see any rust or blunt/bent points.
No I don’t always bin them........ if I’ve made a rig up pole or feeder and not used them much I always reuse them.......if the rig has been hammered on the other hand it goes in the bin.
Sometimes I will reuse a hook and throw the line ..... I just use common sense....... I caught some perch a few weeks ago and they blunted the hook I know because the maggots wouldn’t hook properly so in the bin it went !
 

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I am more concerned about the line on a hooklength. If it has stretched enough to not be tight between the pegs in the box I don’t put it back. I throw the whole hooklength away.
 

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Re-use if both hook and hooklength are ok. If either is suspect the hook goes in an old hospital sharps box and the line in another tub.
 

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So if you are re using hooklengths, do you put them in the same box with your unused ones or another box, just in case it has moisture on it ?
 

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So if you are re using hooklengths, do you put them in the same box with your unused ones or another box, just in case it has moisture on it ?
I put them with my others ....... you also know you have used it first on your next session....... I’ve never had trouble with rusty hooks........ apart from the time I dropped them in the lake ?
 
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