Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
cmercertx, Texoma Striper Fishing, Paw17, RTYWER, shanester
105898 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 86322
hopalong 78546
Pilothawk 75155
JDavis7873® 67382
John175 ® 65056
FattyMcButterpants 60793
Derek 🐝 58492
Tritonman 57642
LoneStarSon® 53403
SkeeterRonnie 53007
facebook
Forum Stats
105898 Members
60 Forums
854701 Topics
12169881 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Topic Options
#11502338 - 03/26/16 08:38 AM hook keeper
RiveraTackleCo. Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 02/29/08
Posts: 6200
Loc: fort worth,texas
What is the better preference in adding a hook keeper to rod? at the handle between split grip? above reel nut to the side of rod? Thanks for the feedback!
_________________________
ROMANS1:16
www.riveratackle.com <-CUSTOM TACKLE
www.facebook.com/riveratackle <-LIKE US!
https://www.instagram.com/riveratackle/ <-FOLLOW US!
https://majorcraft-america.com Texas Rep

Top
#11502359 - 03/26/16 08:44 AM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Shaun Lowe Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/20/13
Posts: 209
I like mine at least 2" above the reel nut. Just enough room that you don't touch it while palming the reel.

Top
#11502375 - 03/26/16 08:54 AM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
ezbassin Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12819
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
I like it forward of the reel seat on the bottom of the rod. I have never understood why some are on the left side of the rod forward of the reel seat since most people use a right hand reel. When you set your rod down on deck,with the reel handle pointed up the lure will be on bottom under the rod. NOT GOOD.

On the bottom between the split grip would be my second choice.

Top
#11502405 - 03/26/16 09:12 AM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Donald Harper Online   happy
TFF Guru

Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 13579
Loc: Justin, TX.
I want it on top of the rod. I boot up my reels for traveling. This allows the reel to hold the boot off the lure. My boots cover the rod handle, reel and the lure attached to the hook keeper about two inches up the rod.
_________________________
Each person you work with holds some promise to your future success.
www.eletewater.com - Staying Hydrated
www.lakeoviachic.com - Booking Mexico Trips
Shallow Water Mapping - Custom Spinner Baits - Jigs -Spooks
Pure Extracts - Minnow-Night Crawler-Crayfish-Craylic



Top
#11502796 - 03/26/16 03:06 PM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
greenen Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 769
Loc: Harker Heights
I like an open-ended keeper at the top of the rod so I can slide a plastics hook through the bend in the hook without having to take the hook point out of the plastic to secure. I have a Shimano rod that has the keeper under the bottom of the rod forward right in front of the reel. Don't like it.

Top
#11502936 - 03/26/16 05:08 PM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
David Gillham Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/07/07
Posts: 529
On blank between split grip. If it's above the line gets caught on it when your popping a bait loose or hooks get embedded in rod straps.

Top
#11502941 - 03/26/16 05:14 PM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
JMac-D Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/27/13
Posts: 1657
Loc: Cleburne Tx
I never use the hook keepers, I just hook it to the reel..

Top
#11503503 - 03/26/16 10:40 PM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4207
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
My preference is the Fuji EZ Keeper. This thing lets you put it wherever you want it. And when you don't want it...remove it.
_________________________
RIP little Nitro




Top
#11503548 - 03/26/16 11:12 PM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
Bassin2win Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 303
Loc: Denton,TX
Check out the hook keeper on the Lews pro magnesium. Hands down my favorite hook keeper. I don't mind it on the rod but sometimes my line gets caught up in it.
_________________________
"Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught" -Unknown Author

Top
#11503961 - 03/27/16 10:15 AM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
collincountytx Online   content
TFF Guru

Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 12671
Loc: Dallas, TX
Anywhere but the side of the rod--can get snaggy with braid on a windy day.
_________________________

Top
#11504013 - 03/27/16 10:44 AM Re: hook keeper [Re: RiveraTackleCo.]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 7865
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I like it above the reel with the exception being a dropshot rod, I then prefer it between the split grip with the type that actually holds the shot.

Top



© 1998-2017 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide