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I sometimes have trouble separating my rod at the end of a session especially if my hands are wet/slimy.
Does anyone know if is it possible to apply some shrink tube each side of the joint or is there some specialist product that I could use?
 

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A handy tip is to place 8-12 inches of shrink tube on the bottom part of your tip section...place inbetween the whipping by the furrel up to the whipping of the 1st eye.....that should help with the grip and also protects your rod whilst fishing from piers and harbour arms
 

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You could try a 6in bit of Innertube off a bike :g:
 

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Had the same problem myself but now use self amelgamating tape on the lower tip section.

You can pick it up very cheap on e-bay & only takes a minute to wrap about a six inch length & job done. Good grip & easy parting everytime.

Hope it helps :idea:
 

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No reason whatsoever not to do it, lot of factory rods have that as standard. Other option is to nick into B & Q or good old Mr Screwfix, get a router mat for woodworking, cut into 6 inch squares and stick it in your bag, grips like superglue without the sticky.
 

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if you look in total sea fishing mag there was an articvle on this....solution was to wrap some wet and dry super fine sand paper around it and turn once inside the paper...clean no diference do it again clean...and so on...but thios is a solution you have be careful doing...you dont want your tip following your lead lol....dont if this is any good
 

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if you look in total sea fishing mag there was an articvle on this....solution was to wrap some wet and dry super fine sand paper around it and turn once inside the paper...clean no diference do it again clean...and so on...but thios is a solution you have be careful doing...you dont want your tip following your lead lol....dont if this is any good
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if you look in total sea fishing mag there was an articvle on this....solution was to wrap some wet and dry super fine sand paper around it and turn once inside the paper...clean no diference do it again clean...and so on...but thios is a solution you have be careful doing...you dont want your tip following your lead lol....dont if this is any good
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Can't recommend the above process!!!


If your spigot is too tight, lightly grease the male and female spigot, attach together and rotate the male spigot. Keep doing this process until you have a reasonable gap (1.5inch or so). Might take an hour to do, then remove all grease from both spigots - the tight joint will be a perfect fit.
The above quote leaves too many windows open for mistakes!!!

Browny,
 

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There seems to be a misunderstanding about the question.
The rod is fine, the spigot is a nice fit and just the way a like it.
The problem is simply getting a good grip on the rod when everything is wet!
I know that some rods have a grip section each side of the joint but mine don't :wallbash:.
 

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There seems to be a misunderstanding about the question.
The rod is fine, the spigot is a nice fit and just the way a like it.
The problem is simply getting a good grip on the rod when everything is wet!
I know that some rods have a grip section each side of the joint but mine don't :wallbash:.
Hi mate the heatshrink will do the job a little tip for you and anyone else trying the heatshrink method is to put a few turns of electrical tape under the thin end before you put on the heatshrink this will give a small ridge for the heatshrink to grip on when you seperate the sections and will prevent it from slipping up the rod
hope this helps dai
 
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