Well, not pads but the gimbal rubbery thing that goes on the end of the butt. I lost both of them in no time, but wasnt bothered cos initially I was hardly using the rods. But now I am deeply in love with them, and the butts are actually wearing away from being on shingle so often. Where is this saga going? Well, in my youth you could walk into any tackle shop and ask to rummage through their rod bits n bobs box, where you would find a but cap (thats it, Cap!) But those tackle shops seem to have dissapeared and I havent had any joy in about ten shops. Any ideas?