Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

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Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by bassm1n » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:12 am

I have always put mine just in front of the reel. Then I saw a pic of one mounted behind the reel on a split grip rod. It was like Why Did'nt I think of that. Seems to make more sense. Curious what you all think.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by MountainMan 83 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:24 am

I've put them both in front and behind the reel. I always ended up poking myself with the keeper between the split grips though. :shock:

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Houndfish » Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:33 am

MountainMan 83 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:24 am
I've put them both in front and behind the reel. I always ended up poking myself with the keeper between the split grips though. :shock:
Same, I want the hook(s) in front of my hand while moving around.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by casterus » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:10 am

I put mine in front of reel on the side anyway sometimes it catches line. Will try put it in the back.
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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:04 am

In front of the label area of the blank, unless the label is too long. I usually position it on the left side or bottom of the blank. If the blank has a thinner diameter, I'll place it a little closer to the reel.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:06 am

Hogsticker2 wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:04 am
In front of the label area of the blank, unless the label is too long. I usually position it on the left side or bottom of the blank. If the blank has a thinner diameter, I'll place it a little closer to the reel.
Same here, but always on bottom. It catches the line if I put it to either side.
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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Cristo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:25 pm

I am an odd ball, for me I felt they seemed perfect under the frame work of the first double footed guide on casting sticks.
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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Drakestar » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm

Just depends on the rod application: if the tackle is attached to the end of the line, the hook keeper goes on the main blank in front of the grip. I use treble covers for everything, so even if a rod sock slides over the tackle (let's say a jerkbait), it doesnt get tangled in the mesh.

If it's a dropshot rod, the keeper goes between the split grip so that the hook rides low enough (and doesn't get stuck in the rod sock - can't easily cover the hook point). Can't hook a DS weight into the actual Fuji EZ keeper, of course, but I'm including the Cali Clip Hook Keeper in this.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Houndfish » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:20 pm

Drakestar wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Can't hook a DS weight into the actual Fuji EZ keeper, of course,
What? Sure you can, just put the flip the keeper over the line. I do that for every lire, even ones that have exposed hooks, it keeps them tighter to the rod.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Drakestar » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:40 pm

Houndfish wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:20 pm
Drakestar wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:59 pm
Can't hook a DS weight into the actual Fuji EZ keeper, of course,
What? Sure you can, just put the flip the keeper over the line. I do that for every lire, even ones that have exposed hooks, it keeps them tighter to the rod.
You have a point there...

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by cndbasshunter » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:36 am

in the garbage and get a prox zip tie

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by domthewon » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:53 am

cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:36 am
in the garbage and get a prox zip tie
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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by toddmc » Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:56 pm

domthewon wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:53 am
cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:36 am
in the garbage and get a prox zip tie
A man who knows what’s up. 8-)
So funny because I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw this thread a while back. Hook keepers in front of the reel always find a way to snag your line, or get in the way. I put a zip tie on my full rear grip about halfway down. I've been doing this for about a decade.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Hogsticker2 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:31 pm

Their perfectly fine when seated on the bottom of the rod from my experience. Never had an issue with them myself. I still prefer an integrated hook keeper, but so many are placed in poor positions. Obviously with custom rods, we can place them wherever we like.

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Re: Where do you put your Fuji EZ Keeper

Post by Slazmo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:08 pm

cndbasshunter wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:36 am
in the garbage and get a prox zip tie
Likewise. The O rings perished, went and got silicone O ri gs and they stretched and got all loose and lost a couple so off they went.

Never looked back on the mountable zip tie solution - had to import from the US a while back as no-one stocks them in Aus.
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