Rubber grip to remove butt joint type rod tips from handle sections.
Butt jointed rods (particular GT and Tuna rods) have a nasty habit of not wanting to open when you want them to at the end of a day’s fishing and you need to get your rod into the back of your vehicle that it is just not going to fit into. Even the EVA rod belts that come with the rod that you wrap around to get grip, just won’t do the trick as it begins to stretch under stress and lose grip.
Just before you resort to a pair of Vice Grips, consider Daiichi Seiko’s Rod Grip Opener.
Made of high-density latex rubber to fit most GT / Tuna rod shafts with an OD of 18 to 22mm, the Daiichi Seiko Rod Grip Opener will not stretch or deform under stress, but will give maximum grip to open the most stubborn of butt joints. In addition, with external serrations on its outer surface, the Daiichi Seiko Rod Grip Opener allows the angler to apply maximum force on the rod shaft without slippage.
In essence, this tool is a must have for the big game GT / Tuna angler… the alternative, is a pair of Vice Grips.