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my rod butts are too slick....

Old 09-09-2019, 11:45 AM
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Default my rod butts are too slick....

I have a set of rods that are custom made but the Pac Bay aluminum rod butts they used are TOO DAMN slick when your hands are wet or the butts are wet. I feel like im going to grab it by the but and lose the damn thing overboard. What do people usually do? Can you rough it up to get traction or anything? Or just shut up and make sure you grab it from the rod?
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:49 AM
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One option is to get a wrap as used on tennis rackets and this will give you a nice feel and is easily replaced if too worn or discolored.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:50 AM
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Heat shrink X wrap would be my choice.
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Old 09-09-2019, 11:55 AM
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:05 PM
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Work more with those girly hands and get them rough. Just joking.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:07 PM
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Work more with those girly hands and get them rough. Just joking.

This damn desk job got me with soft hands these days lol.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:08 PM
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Heat shrink X wrap would be my choice.
This is perfect Does it leave a nasty sticky residue behind? If I put it on and dont like it can I just cut it off easy?
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:17 PM
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I wonder how well the X Wrap will grip on to the slick aluminum but since it is tapered towards the end of the butt.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdcoaststroker View Post
This is perfect Does it leave a nasty sticky residue behind? If I put it on and dont like it can I just cut it off easy?
No glue, it's just a shrink fit. Very popular on surf rods these days.
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Old 09-09-2019, 12:42 PM
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Duct tape
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Old 09-09-2019, 04:39 PM
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Wrap a few areas in self amalgamating tape. Wont slip and you wont slip off it either. Another option depending on what you want are the Hays Handles. Use them on my bent butt 80's and they help when shifting a loaded rod.
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Old 09-09-2019, 05:29 PM
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Cold shrink.


https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/power-di...SAAEgKCf_D_BwE

staple in the charter boat industry... lots of folks use it on their planer rods for exactly the purpose you need it for.
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Glass bead blast.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by capt.holiday View Post
Cold shrink.


https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/power-di...SAAEgKCf_D_BwE

staple in the charter boat industry... lots of folks use it on their planer rods for exactly the purpose you need it for.
I actually stock this stuff. I sell electrical material. But I figured it would be damn near as slick
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:05 AM
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I have used heat shrink tubing for this on a few of my rods

https://www.mudhole.com/Colored-Heat...-Grip-Material
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Old 09-10-2019, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by capt.holiday View Post
Cold shrink.


https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/power-di...SAAEgKCf_D_BwE

staple in the charter boat industry... lots of folks use it on their planer rods for exactly the purpose you need it for.

This is technology derived from my p—-s!
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:59 PM
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Your overthinking it, just fish.
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:05 PM
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Not that you havent already had a bunch of suggestions, but gaffers tape, the kind used by roadies at concerts is what I use for the same think. Doesnt leave a residue and lasts a long time
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Old 09-13-2019, 01:09 PM
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That will turn into a self correcting problem... gold aluminum Aftco gaff with wet hands = equals lost fish dont ask me how I know.
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