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Securing lures on rods when not using them

Old 08-03-2019, 01:20 PM
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Default Securing lures on rods when not using them

I wasn't sure what to search or what to name the thread but I have what is likely a silly question.

So when I'm not using a rod or we are finished for the day, I wrap the extra leader around the reel and then try to hook the lure to the framework around the eye on the rod. But if I have a fairly long leader and guess wrong on when to start wrapping it doesn't work out where the hook is at the right length to hook an eye. And there is too much leader wrapped around the reel to loosen the drag or reel some back on the reel.

How do you guys secure your lures when not using them? Seems like a silly question but it drives me nuts.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:28 PM
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Secure the hook to the guide frame first, then wrap backward around the reel body (conventional), then take up the slack with the reel handle. So very simple you're gonna hate that you didn't think of it first,lol.
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Secure the hook to the guide frame first, then wrap backward around the reel body (conventional), then take up the slack with the reel handle. So very simple you're gonna hate that you didn't think of it first,lol.


I am ashamed.
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Velcro wraps are great too
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Originally Posted by cuffs View Post
Secure the hook to the guide frame first, then wrap backward around the reel body (conventional), then take up the slack with the reel handle. So very simple you're gonna hate that you didn't think of it first,lol.
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Old 08-03-2019, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by cuffs View Post
Secure the hook to the guide frame first, then wrap backward around the reel body (conventional), then take up the slack with the reel handle. So very simple you're gonna hate that you didn't think of it first,lol.

there you go, giving away the trade secrets !
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Old 08-04-2019, 07:47 AM
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The only fishing secret I ever had and I gave it up in a heartbeat. What was I thinking?
Now can someone help me find some d.... fish?
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The only fishing secret I ever had and I gave it up in a heartbeat. What was I thinking?
Now can someone help me find some d.... fish?
I appreciate your inability to keep a secret. Feel a bit like a dope but a grateful dope.
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Old 08-04-2019, 09:50 AM
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I do one more thing in addition to the above. I wrap the line around the pole one or two times and secure it on a guide. That eliminates any slack between the reel and rod tip and even helps for getting rods and lines tangled when holding more than one in a hand while moving from the boat to car or vice versa
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Old 08-04-2019, 10:30 AM
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Bread bag twist ties work good for securing long lures or to keep egg weights from swinging around
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Old 08-05-2019, 02:13 PM
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If you are done for the day cut the lures off and just tie a loop and reel all the line in and loop it around the reel. No more tangles and if you caught fish you probably need to replace the leader anyway.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:21 PM
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Secure the hook to a guide (not through the guide but to the legs or whatever they are called) and then wrap backward around the reel. I then use one of the kids "slap bracelet"around the foregrip of the rod to keep it from bouncing around or coming undone. If you leave the rod rigged can secure over lures or planers (for instance Spanish mackerel rigs) to keep them from moving
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Old 08-06-2019, 01:33 PM
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Cut it off and retie next time out
You won't get a hook in the hand pulling the rod out

If you leave the hook on and loop it in any way that means you probably left the drag engaged
Better to fully disengage the drag
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Old 08-06-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by cuffs View Post
Secure the hook to the guide frame first, then wrap backward around the reel body (conventional), then take up the slack with the reel handle. So very simple you're gonna hate that you didn't think of it first,lol.
I do this also, but I put a split ring on the frame of the guide that stays there all the time, serves a dual purpose, the hook won't nick the guide or line and I have something to hook a lanyard to when I'm worried about a rod going overboard.
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Originally Posted by tvguy243 View Post
Cut it off and retie next time out
You won't get a hook in the hand pulling the rod out

If you leave the hook on and loop it in any way that means you probably left the drag engaged
Better to fully disengage the drag
Curious as to why you disengage the drag? Are you referring to conventional star drag? Lever drag? or spinning reels?
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I would never secure a lure to the guide ring you will scratch the guide and when you encounter a large fish say good bye
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Originally Posted by loudblack97z71 View Post
Curious as to why you disengage the drag? Are you referring to conventional star drag? Lever drag? or spinning reels?
It applies to all of the above

Storing with the drag engaged can compress the washers
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:27 AM
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Not so much the guide ring but the leg of the guide.
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:04 AM
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Just to be clear, my response was for how to store your rods/lures when moving spot to spot during the course of the day. In that regard I misread the OP's question. I would never attach to a guide insert, only the frame, and always rinse my reels with the drag engaged, then loosen the drag for storage.
As for bread ties, they work great as do the leather laces out of an old pair of boat shoes (softer on the rod).
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:11 AM
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I thought those wraps like the "Bait Glove" were a gimmick until I tried them- they are cheap and they keep things secure.

https://www.tackledirect.com/vrx-fis...ure-wraps.html
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