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My dropshot rod has a typical hook keeper and I'm wondering if anyone has a trick on how to keep the rod rigged while stored. 

 

For further clarity, what is a good way to affix the weight so it doesn't pose a problem or tangle.. etc.

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Well I have a handful of spinning drop shot rods. Most have a hook keeper just above the foregrip. Most of my leaders are around 12-18 inches. I like to take a rubberband and wrap it around the bottom portion of the rod handle. Simply use the rubberband to hold the sinker in place without dangling all over.

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I always just remove the weight since it's attached via the crimp, then I just use the hook keeper as normal.  Dont' see a reason to keep the weight attached, it will just cause abrasion to anything it rubs up against.

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I always just remove the weight since it's attached via the crimp, then I just use the hook keeper as normal.  Dont' see a reason to keep the weight attached, it will just cause abrasion to anything it rubs up against.

 

This is what I usually do as well.

 

If you want to keep the weight on, then see if

you can grab some strips of velcro to wrap

around the weight...

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Rubber band or hair scrunchie near the end of the grip, or have a dropshot keeper installed.

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Rubber band or hair scrunchie near the end of the grip, or have a dropshot keeper installed.

Nailed it.

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Stick the hook through the eye of the sinker and than use the hook keep.

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A few years ago Iovino gave me a bag of plastic clips designed to snap onto the rod and hold drop shot weights and they work good. If interested will try to find out who makes them.

Tom

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I just use a velcro cable tie.

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I just cut the knot at the swivel of the pre-tied dropshot rig and store my rod and reel as I store all my other rods and reels, when I go back to the water then I tie a knot to the .... you guessesd right, swivel of the pre-tied ds rig.

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With drop shot keepers I put the sinker there and put a grub head onto the hook to keep from that snagging anything, including a buddy who may not know a hook is there.  Bright chartreuse is an attention getter.  

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A bent paper clip and electrician's tape make a dandy keeper for the weight.  I used to pay $4.95 for the real deal until I thought, "wait, that looks like a bent paper clip!"

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When boats on the trailers the rigs and lures are off the rods and put away. Always re rig every trip because knots weaken with time.

Tom

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Stick the hook through the eye of the sinker and than use the hook keep.

 

There we go!

 

I agree that when the boats on the trailer everything gets put away.  I'm looking for a way to keep it under control while fishing.

 

 

Lots of good ideas,

 

Thanks everyone.

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