Re: Removing Hook Keeper From Sage Rod

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Posted by Ralph on 2018-05-04 09:40:51 in reply to Re: Removing Hook Keeper From Sage Rod posted by Dan Blanton on 2018-05-04 09:23:32

How did these things even evolve? Like you and most people I fish with I wrap the leader around the base of the reel and hook the fly at some distance up the rod on a guide foot. It is simple, secure, and much quicker on the draw when releasing the fly and starting to fish. In my teens I lost count of how many times I used to spear my forefinger with the hook in its keeper while carrying the rod around.

Larry Kenney probably knows the sordid history of these little adornments that are are as useful as tits on a boar and sometimes even less useful when the line hangs up on them or you knick a finger.

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