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Hook Keeper Attachment Question

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I'd like to add some hook keepers to several of my rods but I don't have one of those rotisserie-style devices. Please advise how I can attach these without it looking hideous because of sag from gravity. Thanks!

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You can use U40 Permagloss as the finish and apply several thin coats a couple hours apart or you can use 2-part epoxy rod finish and manually rotate the rod 180 degrees every 2 minutes for the first 1/2 hour then every 5 minutes for the next couple of hours while it sets up.  Two thin coats will turn out better than one thick coat.

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I am a fan of hook keepers, mostly fish artificials, and put my Tactical Angler snap on the hook keeper for storage and transport. I have added them to rods and built rods with them and learned this - place the hook keeper on the same side of the rod as the spool. So, for spinning, on the bottom and for conventional on the top. 

 

I have two rods, one spinning and one conventional, where I put the hook keeper on the side, and from time to time my line wraps around it while fishing. Especially if I am working a top water lure. It is just on more thing to go wrong. 

 

Hopefully some more experienced SOL members will chime in too.

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I am not sure if you are inclined in putting some stuff together but...

Back in 2006, I didn't have one either so with a broken VCR and small motor with reduction gear I had, I made this and I still use it...

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I used this $9 gear motor from Amazon to cobble together a rotisserie rod turner. It takes 110 volts AC, so you just need to add a switched cord. I mounted it on a block of wood, screwed a small, approximately rod diameter pvc cap to the end and fasten my blanks with a length of of duct tape. It has gotten me through 4 rods so far.

 

Search for this: TYD-50 Small Synchronous Gear Motor 110V AC 7.5-9RPM CW/CCW for Rod Dryer

 

 

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