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    Default black #18-22 curved/pupa/emerger hook; barbless and fine wire? chemical treatments?

    hello good sirs and misses,
    as the title suggests, i need to source some of these hooks or look into chemical treatment of doing it myself again. has anyone successfully changed the color of their hooks to more natural color? i fish for the toughest fish, in the slowest water and anything other then black during daylight hours is a foolish proposition.

    gamakastu has some that start in 26-30 but i want a similar option but smaller. i hate paying 6+ dollars but, will. i would prefer to change the color of some of the 2 dollar hooks i really like everything else on.

    i will continue to research what options i have to change the goldish finish of the more common hooks. i will need to familiarize myself with the specific alloyed metal used by the company so that i can investigate the corresponding industrial finishing options available. i believe it can be done i just need to keep reading or experimenting.

    if anyone can help me complete this important job i would be very grateful.
    peace and long life!

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    Default Re: black #18-22 curved/pupa/emerger hook; barbless and fine wire? chemical treatment

    Black hook, bronze hook... can't they still see it?

    Sounds like presentation may be getting you versus a visible hook. Just a guess.
    "Joe"

    "We fish for pleasure; I for mine, you for yours." -James Leisenring

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  4. Default Re: black #18-22 curved/pupa/emerger hook; barbless and fine wire? chemical treatment

    Sharpie???

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    Default Re: black #18-22 curved/pupa/emerger hook; barbless and fine wire? chemical treatment

    Muratic acid?

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    Default Re: black #18-22 curved/pupa/emerger hook; barbless and fine wire? chemical treatment

    Just re-read your post. Realized I thought you were trying to turn black hooks bronze. I guess I've got nothing to say. Carry on

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