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Zack
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   Old Thread  #21 23 Nov 2023 at 2.22pm  1  Login    Register
For years I have used the "Fox Butt Rest", cheap and cheerful and if I want to make them tighter, just pour boiling water over them and reshape them to fit the butt.

To make them tighter or reduce the chance of them sliding, I have a 2" piece of bike innertube which fits the rod handle very tightly and is hardly noticeable which I can roll along the handle to the correct position and it then takes the shape of a silicone band which stops the rod sliding through the rest, or leave it unrolled and it makes a tighter fit in the rest. Or I can leave the innertube unrolled and I have some 1/2" aluminium strip which I can fit under the inner tube and it is bend downwards at an angle of 90 degrees from the rod and it gets positioned behind the rod rest and once again in conjunction with the innertube, their is no way the rod will slide in the rests.

But Fox seems to have a few different butt rests. Mine is the old type they do but with the metal threaded screw and not the plastic one.

https://www.foxint.com/home/product/fox-butt-rests?c=pods-rod-support
essesxandy
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essesxandy
   Old Thread  #20 23 Nov 2023 at 7.12am  1  Login    Register
The Nash butt grips are spot on.
Richpp1989
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Richpp1989
   Old Thread  #19 20 Nov 2023 at 2.57pm    Login    Register
Used a lot of them over the years the only ones Iíve stuck with is the jag lockdowns donít see no need to change now best Iíve used by far
StevieB90
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StevieB90
   Old Thread  #18 19 Nov 2023 at 8.47am    Login    Register
I've just bought a pair of Guru Reaper butt grips.
Theres so much choice and without being able to test them its hard to know what direction to go in
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #17 18 Nov 2023 at 8.38pm    Login    Register
Just seems thereís an extreme version of the Nash locks
nickfisherman
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   Old Thread  #16 18 Nov 2023 at 11.54am    Login    Register
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Cygnet Butt grabbers. Pack of three can be had for £7 total!
Fivenil
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Fivenil
   Old Thread  #15 18 Nov 2023 at 10.30am  1  Login    Register
Nash butt locks. I just hold the pod with one hand and lift the rod with the other. Never had a problem.
scar
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   Old Thread  #14 18 Nov 2023 at 8.59am    Login    Register
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ESP for me on my shrink handle rods.
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #13 16 Nov 2023 at 1.51pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #11
Custom Angling Solutions do a pod lock,it can be used on platforms and normal ground
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #12 16 Nov 2023 at 1.35pm  1  Login    Register
I have just got a set of three of the Prologic butt grips, less than a fiver and they are excellent.
The small size will fit the slimmest of 12ft rod blanks.
And I also had a look at the cygnet ones and they are a very good alternative.


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Thepaintedman
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Thepaintedman
   Old Thread  #11 16 Nov 2023 at 10.49am  1  Login    Register
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Pretty sure I'm already using the ESP grips so will probably looking at options to anchor the pod down instead as an additional safety measure.
Belch
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Belch
   Old Thread  #10 16 Nov 2023 at 10.44am    Login    Register
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Solar P1 all day long - ignore the guff about John Roberts / ESP (I've used both) - you can adjust the P1s width to make them as tight or sloppy as you required no matter what the handle material - for duplon / cork go for the larger variants
Bivvybug
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Bivvybug
   Old Thread  #9 16 Nov 2023 at 10.10am    Login    Register
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I did exactly the same had jag got rid didnít hold rods as good and so much faffing around putting different inserts in to fit rods properly and having to buy a whole pk to use one shame as I know jag are good quality
jimimak
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jimimak
   Old Thread  #8 16 Nov 2023 at 9.30am    Login    Register
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Yep - echo that about the ESP ones - I used to use them too, but being a tart switched over to Jag lockdowns, then regretted it as they didn't hold the rods as well as the ESP ones.

Although admittedly, back on the lockdowns now, but with the JAG rod-lockers, but, whilst I love the combination of JAGs lockdowns and rod lockers - especially on my rods as they're now full-cork, I notice you didn't want your rods locked so that isn't an option for you.

But I would recommend the ESP ones for abbreviated/shrink wrapped rods.

Bivvybug
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Bivvybug
   Old Thread  #7 16 Nov 2023 at 7.59am    Login    Register
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No need for these fancy tarty grips the esp are spot on and at a fiver each itís a no brainier
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