Re: Valuable Lesson Learned (i.e. sharpen those hooks!)
Todays hooks are way sharper than they use to be directly from the fly shop. We use to sharpen hooks before we ever fished them to be sure they were sharp. Today that is not the case. You still need a good sharpener
Since you were indicator fishing I wonder if you have another problem besides dull hooks. Twelve hookups out of a hundred takes is not a good score. Are you usually more successful when you fish with an indicator? It just seems like there is something else going on besides dull hooks. What do you think?