I have used these Carolina Keepers for the past 7 years . They are a great addition to any tackle box to alter the original type of carolina rig. The keepers allow only one tied knot at the hook for much better line strenght to the hook. I have made my own style Carolina Rig with these keepers and it is part of my secret arsenal! I hope they comtinue making these items!
April 26, 2011
I use them two ways. As a weight stop for 1/4 oz egg sinkers when fishing bait for cats, and as a "quick" carolina rig using 5/16 tungsten worm weights for bass. Both are rigged using 15lb Stren super braid. They will slip a little, but I dont mind as I just readjust the leader length.
Great Product. I just ordered more.
July 8, 2008
The Carolina keeper is great. I just started using them this year, and don't know how I lived without them. I generally use 3/8 oz, and occasionally 1/2 oz with 12 -14 pound flourocarbon and they work very well. Using above 1/2 oz I have had the regular slippage like everyone else, and they do lose grip after a while of use, but I have a rod rigged just for carolina rigging and am only on my second keeper for this year. Saves a ton of time especially if you loose the hook or "leader" on a rock or something just slide it up, tie on and go. Super time saver. Used with the Lindy No-snag these keepers are great. Highly recommend them.
July 22, 2008
Carolina Keepers have many uses
Carolina Keepers look like completely solid cylinder-shaped pieces of plastic. However, they actually have a narrow gap in the middle. When you squeeze them with a pair of pliers, the gap opens up and you can thread your fishing line through. Once you remove the pliers, the gap then closes and the Carolina Keeper clamps tightly on to your line. Rather than using a split shot as the sinker stop for a slip rig, use a Carolina Keeper, instead. Carolina Keepers won't abrade your line and can quickly be moved up or down to change the length of your leader. In addition to using them for slip rig stops for catfish, they also work great for Carolina rigs for bass and also as a sinker stop for downlines. One Carolina Keeper works well with weights up to around 1/2 ounce, and two will hold better for heavier weights.
Carolina Keepers got rave reviews in fishing magazines when they first came out a few years ago. Since then, I haven't seen a mention of them, which is a shame as they are a nifty little tackle item that comes in two colors. A friend of mine likes the red Keepers, as he feels that they attract fish. For ultra-clear water, I prefer the clear Keepers.
July 26, 2006