Like Fish-On said:.......look for a tennis or golf tape. It is more like a thin gauze, and really works well when wet. Dicks Sporting Goods may have it.i mean over the existing handle
OOOOH!!!I appreciate the 411 on the sports grip tape fellas. I've been looking for something to make my fighting rod fit my salty rod holder better. The sports grips tape might be the ticket.
You can actually buy that rubber compound to dip your tools in at various hardware stores. I've used it on pliers handles and such. There is also stuff to coat dishwasher racks in case they get a scratch to prevent the internal metal from rusting. That would work as well to dip the rod holder in to keep a king rod upright.OOOOH!!!
I had the exact same problem you do. The fore grip on my king rods was smaller than the holder, and the whole setup would fall over sideways.
Forget sports wrap or any shrink tubing. Those are great for most stuff, but this is a pretty simple fix.
Electrical tape works great, just wind it around the grip about an inch past either side of where the holder clamps on.
The other thing you can try (if you can find someone to do it for you) is to have the "teeth" of the holder dipped in rubber, like they do with tools. This will decrease the inner diameter just enough to snug the grip on the rod. Have seen this lots on the pier.