How To Make Your Own Hook Keeper (DIY Fishing Rod Hack)
One of the biggest mistakes people make with their fishing rods is storing their hooks in the rod guides.
This can bend or nick them, and since your line is going through them, you definitely don’t want to do that.
The obvious solution to stopping that is to store your hook in the hook keeper…
But what if you don’t have a hook keeper?
There’s an easy solution for that!
In this video, you’re going to learn a simple way to make your own hook keeper.
It’s cheap, quick, and you can use items you probably already have around the house.
Check it out below!
DIY Hook Keeper [VIDEO]
Here’s what you need to make this hook keeper:
- Small zip tie (I used a 4″ zip tie in this video)
- Split ring (you can use one from an old lure or get these split rings from our shop)
To make this hook keeper, just put the zip tie through the split ring and then fasten it to your rod.
The two places I like to attach it are:
- Where the original hook keeper was (if it broke or rusted off)
- Below the rear grip if you have a split grip rod
This DIY hook keeper can help save your rod guides from getting bent or nicked, and it’s really cheap and fast to make.
Have any other hacks or tips for fishing rods?
Let me know down in the comments.
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