5. Sharpen the hook, if you haven't already, and paint the point with permanent marker to prevent rusting. Using a roll of vinyl electrical tape that's been split in half to make it narrower, tape the hook starting at the middle of the bend, wrapping toward the hook eye, overlapping each wrap and pulling the tape tight as you go. Finish off at the hook eye with a few wraps and cut the tape to keep it from unwrapping. I like to use a bright-colored tape on the hook to help see where the hook is in the fish's mouth, back or wherever, when fighting a fish.