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Hook keeper

Paul Bullinger

Senior Member
Some advice please. I have decided to bring an old carp rod into service to use as a "spodding" rod. I want to keep it made up with a clip on the end so I can bait up as soon as I arrive at the swim. The problem is it doesn't have a hook keeper ring. Any ideas as to the easiest method to fit a hook keeper to a rod that doesn't already have one? Btw I know I could use one of the rings but thought it would be nice to have a "proper" hook keeper.
 

Tim Marks

Senior Member & Supporter
If you buy a packet of plastic ‘c’ clips (as used to drop leads) simply put one on a leg of a ring and attach the clip to that. That way you don’t damage the ring (or the hook if you use ‘c’ clips for that job too).

Otherwise I guess it’s a case of whipping on a keeper ring - which might look a bit odd unless you remove any varnish/writing on the butt first…..
 

Darren Hawen

Senior Member & Supporter
A thread from earlier this year Paul, might be of use.

 

Terry Simner

Senior Member & Supporter
I've used women's/girl's hair bobbles sited just up from the female (top section) joint/ferrule for many years now. I also site one on the butt end of my rod handle so the 2 sections made up rods can be transported (tip to butt) held together by those bands.
Below ones are fabric covered, but the best ones are not covered, and are thicker.
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Terry Harman

Senior Member & Supporter
Get one of these better for carrying a made up “spod” rod

 

Paul Bullinger

Senior Member
Get one of these better for carrying a made up “spod” rod

Wouldn't you just know it? A specialised item produced for a specific task! Is it only angling that benefits from such inventive minds? I would never have believed that the market for "spod protectors" was large enough to fund development and manufacture of such an item!
 
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