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Carolina Keeper

   

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The Carolina Keeper allows instant adjustment of leader length by squeezing keeper and repositioning on line. Keepers only.

Carolina Keeper 4.7 5 43 43
Standard purchase 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
Carolina Keepers 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. Tight lines. July 8, 2008
Very Useful 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
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I know know what exactly these are or what they do. I think I have an idea though. Like, I think they basically lock onto the line. So would I need a swivel if I use these? Please answer quick! BPS opens in 40 minutes and I only have 2 hours to shop!!!
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Put a swivel on about 6-7 feet above the hook just to reduce any twisting.
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No need for the swivel if you buy these. They work great!
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NO swivel needed unless your using heavy lead 1 oz+ or a lot of current which may twist the leader. They allow you to adjust your leader depth without retieing a different leader. SO QUICK AND EASY.buy both colors.
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no swivel needed
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No, do not use these as a terminal knot. It is used to hold a weight or a bead or slip bobber in place.
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No they do not require a swivel. First place on a 3/8 oz sinker, then a glass bead, then another 3/8 oz sinker, then a glas bead. The use a set of pliers to pinch the KEEPER open. Insert your line into the KEEPER, Slide the keeper(OPEN) up to about 24" on the line. (Its a good idea to add a second KEEPER to keep the sinkers and beads from sliding down during casting) Then after you hhave the second keeper on, Tie on a 4/0 or 5/0 wide gap hook (Palomar Knot) with an 8" Zoom Magnum Lizard. Use 17 lb Flourocarbon line. Throw this rig around points and flats. Sit back and enjoy catching!!! PS-use a slow retrieval!!!!
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Your correct about locking onto the line. Think of them as a sort of crimp, but having the ability to easily remove it. I use them to hold weights at a certain place on my leader or to hold beads where I need them. You can also use them as bobber stops. Swivels will still be needed...these do not stop line twist.
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I don't use a swivel and they do fine. There may be a certain type of bait that would cause more line twist than others but I haven't had any problems.
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yes you can! they do lock onto your line! they dont swivel?
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I never use a ball bearing swivel like I had to use in the past.
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Use a swivel - the Carolina Keeper doesn;t rotate.
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