Hi Red Owl,
Get you a long nose vise grip. They are about ten bucks. You may have to file or grind the nose to square every up but they will hold the hook. Then clamp the vise grips in a utility vise. Its not a great set up unless you weld or bolt a bolt to the body of the vise grip that can be held in the utility vise. Then it works good.
Long Nose Vise Grip