Rods without a hook keeper

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Rods without a hook keeper

Post by Rodster14 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:21 am

Is it a problem to have a rod without a hook keeper? I don't really want to get a Fuji or other add on hook keeper.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by fishballer06 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:28 am

My Zodias and Expride don't have hook keepers and it is rather annoying, but other than that I really like both of those rods. I make do by hooking onto my reel.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by Hulkster » Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:58 am

i use the hook keeper all the time. I would not buy a rod without one. yes, you can use your guides/reel etc. but really, all manufacturers should be including these on all rods. esp. at the mid to higher end price points.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by robsone79 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:41 am

You can always have one installed. any tackle shop that wraps rods can it. just pick the style of hook keeper you prefer. its really inexpensive.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by cndbasshunter » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:41 pm

i use zip ties
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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by bigfruits » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:32 pm

i actually prefer the Fuji hook keepers now and wish none of my rods came with hook keepers.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by papabassin » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:53 pm

bigfruits wrote:i actually prefer the Fuji hook keepers now and wish none of my rods came with hook keepers.
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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by reason162 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:10 pm

I've yet to use or see a wrapped keeper that performs better than Fuji's. You can place it anywhere along the rod, rotate to any side, it holds your jig/lure off the blank, and the plastic won't ding up your sticky sharp hook points.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by cpvince » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:31 pm

It can get pretty annoying to use a rod without a hook keeper. I can't remember the last time I've fished a rod without one.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by civicrr » Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:28 pm

I've owned rods without hook keepers. I've used the Fuji, reel or zipties - they all bugged me.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by cortman » Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:31 pm

papabassin wrote:
bigfruits wrote:i actually prefer the Fuji hook keepers now and wish none of my rods came with hook keepers.
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I like the Fuji hook keepers a lot, I use them on my GLX rods too since that hook keeper is so tough to use.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by rockchalk06 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:31 am

cortman wrote:
I like the Fuji hook keepers a lot, I use them on my GLX rods too since that hook keeper is so tough to use.
How sturdy are they? Do they slip or the bands break very easy?

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by Mike and Pike » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:06 am

There is no way someone looks at a rod with a plastic hook keep, be it zip tie or Fuji, and says " that screams quality and aesthetic beauty."
There are some really nice flip out , Fuji and other brand, hook keeps that can be custom wrapped wherever your heart desires on the rod and it won't look like it was picked up at Sanford and Son's.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by cortman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:33 am

rockchalk06 wrote:
cortman wrote:
I like the Fuji hook keepers a lot, I use them on my GLX rods too since that hook keeper is so tough to use.
How sturdy are they? Do they slip or the bands break very easy?
Never had one slip or break a band, I've used them for 2 years now.

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Re: Rods without a hook keeper

Post by rockchalk06 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:34 am

cortman wrote:
Never had one slip or break a band, I've used them for 2 years now.
Thank you. I may give one a shot and see how it works for me.

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