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How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/03/2011 7:05 AM

During some friends conversation on a fishing journey, we end up discuss about how a simple fish hook is made and we conclude that none of us really know how those are made. I was wondering if anyone among our distinctive community knows how and enlightens our perturbed spirit!

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Re: How a fish hook is made?

03/03/2011 8:17 AM

Use some of the links in here to find your answer.

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Re: How a fish hook is made?

03/03/2011 8:23 AM

Fish hooks are made from several types of metal wire and some specialty hooks are coated with protective coverings as well.

If you have ever seen the Sc channel and watched how those spring coils are made or even the chain links.....this is close to how fish hooks get made. They use a high grade metal wire and bend the gap, twist in the eye and make a barb. They can twist the shank to make offset, straight or the now famous Circle hook.

The high end companies test the hooks before shipping, for strength.

Dual or treble hooks are lightly welded or bent over.

Its all automated.

Hope this helps.

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Re: How a fish hook is made?

03/03/2011 8:29 AM

That reminds me. Just a few more weeks and it'll be time to put the boat in the water and test some of those hooks.

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Re: How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/03/2011 8:39 AM

Most are made with a noisy fish hook machine, with wire from a bobbin.(coil)

80 pcs a minutes is attainable.

A machine costs between $5,000.00 and $30,000.00.

This machine delivers the hook.

Afterwards the hook can undergo different processes, like hardening, coating.

Some hooks are hand made and forged, like the blacksmith makes a horse shoe. But that is different story.

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Re: How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/07/2011 5:16 AM

Well, this is what we (my fishing pal's) know so far. Surely they come up from a noisy machine from a coil of high grade steel. Then they will be hardening (btw, how to prevent that this process not change shape of the hook) and coating. Yeh, this is it, but...

Anyone have details about those "noisy" machines? How they sharp the point? How to make the barb? What such unique steel is that one that did not twist under temper?

Any details?

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Re: How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/03/2011 11:48 AM

Nice place

Pindamonhangaba is a municipality in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, sitting in the Paraíba valley, between the two most active production and consumption regions in the country, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. It is accessed to the Via Dutra (highway) at the 99th km (BR-116). This place name comes from the Old Tupi language meaning where hooks are made from wood or, according to a different interpretation, where the river bends.

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Re: How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/03/2011 3:48 PM

I didn't know that!

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Re: How a Fish Hook is Made?

03/07/2011 12:08 AM

Nice info :-)

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