Ice Fishing Tips & Techniques : Hook Storage for Ice Fishing Jig Rod

Ice Fishing Tips & Techniques : Hook Storage for Ice Fishing Jig Rod


Let’s talk about an important topic right
now which is how to store the hook on your jig, on your jig rod when you’re not using
it or when you’re done fishing for the day. The most important thing is, and this goes
for open water fishing as well, is you don’t want to put your hook right on the line guide
because what this does is increases the chances of the inside of that guide getting scratched
or damaged, and what that’s going to lead to eventually is a fray or a cut in your line.
So you never want to put it there. If you want to put it on your line guide, put it
on the side behind where the line doesn’t go. Now there’s also a few alternatives to
placing the hook right there. Some jig rods come with a hook holder, as you can see right
here, and so with that I would simply put my hook in it. When I’m done fishing for the
day, reel up my line until it’s tight and that way I won’t damage my line or the jig
rod. As another alternative you can simply buy what they call hook keepers that slide
right onto your jig rod. Again, you can use this for open water fishing. You simply place
your hook there, bring up your line until it’s tight. And then a final method -and I
found these just at Walmart, again, it’s just a hook keeper- slides on to the butt end of
your jig rod, and it just has a simple loop and you put your hook in it, reel up your
line a little bit to keep it tight and you’re good to go.

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