Sealock and I were talking about swim jigs the other day and we both agreed that the trailer keeper may be the most important thing about a swim jig. When you’re fishing a swim jig the “correct” way, you put it through a bunch of abuse and it’s very frustrating if your trailer keeps sliding down the shank of the hook.
This keeper is legit, though. Bend it outwards as you thread your trailer onto the hook and once it’s sitting the way you like it, bend it back and pierce the trailer with it. This keeps your soft-plastic exactly where it needs to be, even after a fish catch. You’ll be able to cover a bunch of water quickly without constantly messing with your trailer.