A cheap way to catch more fish? I use this hook sharpener. It has made a big difference.
I’m a big fan of George Daniel’s Dynamic Nymphing. It is viewed as the single most authoritative book on tightline (or Euro-style) nymphing, and he also covers in detail indicator nymphing.
A great part of the book is when he writes about what he brings with him to the water. His most used accessory? His hook sharpener.
His argument is that hooks become dull very easily. Nymphs are bouncing along the bottom, hitting rocks, branches and other debris. Trout’s mouths are bony, too. He says he sharpens his hooks quite often.
So, I bought a small sharpener. It has made a huge difference on my hookset rate.