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Wc1lad
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Wc1lad
   Old Thread  #23 14 Feb 2024 at 9.47pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #21
The solar ones are the best, I used the esp ones to begin with and it took a small chunk out of the handle!
Wc1lad
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Wc1lad
   Old Thread  #22 14 Feb 2024 at 9.45pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #21
The solar ones are the best, I used the esp ones to begin with and it took a small chunk out of the handle!
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #21 13 Feb 2024 at 5.21pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
Also: before I got the cygnet wide grips id bought some small prologic for my abbreviated rod butts. The small prologic are sound. I then bought some large prologic for my Cork handled barbel rods and found these to be garbage!
They do look like the cygnet grips, but the cygnet are definitely much better.
In the large size the prologic have a harder brittle plastic inner core and soft rubber over the top. If you bend the rubber the internal plastic snaps!
So, small prologic are OK, but the bigger sizes are gash.
All the cygnet ones are great.
jeffire
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jeffire
   Old Thread  #20 13 Feb 2024 at 2.54pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #19
Yeah lots of copies out there
Ged
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   Old Thread  #19 13 Feb 2024 at 2.25pm    Login    Register
I used JR grips for years, they were great. When I wanted some more I bought some listed as JR but the material was much harder and proved to be useless. I replaced them with the Cygnet ones, and to be honest wouldn't go back, even if I could get the genuine ones.

Note, this is not suggesting the ebay link is not for anything but the genuine ones, just my experience many years ago.
jeffire
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jeffire
   Old Thread  #18 13 Feb 2024 at 1.39pm    Login    Register
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BuzzB
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   Old Thread  #17 13 Feb 2024 at 11.17am    Login    Register
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/145475440277?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0&ssspo=aOPTY8ylQNi&sssrc=4429486&ssuid=0yJsMqFOTwm&var=&widget_ver=artemis&media=COPY
StevieB90
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StevieB90
   Old Thread  #16 12 Feb 2024 at 10.38pm    Login    Register
I got bought some Guru Reaper back rests for my cork handles.
Haven't had the chance to use them yet though so I hope they'll be ok?!?
Bivvybug
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Bivvybug
   Old Thread  #15 12 Feb 2024 at 2.56pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #2
I agree esp are good no need for fancy overpriced rests
Huge_jarse
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   Old Thread  #14 12 Feb 2024 at 2.16pm    Login    Register
John Robertís
jeffire
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   Old Thread  #13 12 Feb 2024 at 12.04pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #12

Reply to post 9 Ian sometimes they come up on ebay.
Singlebleep
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Singlebleep
   Old Thread  #12 12 Feb 2024 at 9.48am    Login    Register
When I started carp fishing in the early 70ís someone recommended John Roberts butt rests so I bought a set.

Iíve never felt the need to change them in the intervening 40 years despite fishing various different styles, techniques and waters.

Cheap as well 👍

Edit - just seen post 8 👍
braders1978
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braders1978
   Old Thread  #11 12 Feb 2024 at 9.39am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #9
Billy Clarke fishing tackle in Sheffield have plenty in stock 👍
Zack
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   Old Thread  #10 12 Feb 2024 at 9.39am    Login    Register
I use the Fox butt rests, one design but two different types, one has a plastic thread and the other a metal thread. I use the metal threaded ones. They are very similar to the Cygnet ones but wider so more of the rest gripping the rod.

I presume the Cygnet ones are same but the Fox ones you can pour boiling water over them and then mould them to get a perfect fit. Which is handy for when you step over the rods and get your trouser leg caught on one of them and bend it out of shape, you can soon reshape it back.

But I see they have gone up in price a lot since I got mine probably over 10 years ago and I certainly wouldnt pay that for them and would plump for the Cygnet ones.

https://www.foxint.com/home/product/fox-butt-rests?c=pods-rod-support
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #9 12 Feb 2024 at 9.36am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #8
Good rests those Jeff, not sure you can buy them anymore? I've not seen them anywhere for a long time
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