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I'm a bit surprised that so many jigging and popping rods have split grips. When speeding to the fishing sites we always have all rods in rod holders and after a few trips you can see some wear on the backgrip from the rod holders "lip".

I imagine that a split grip could be more damaged (coating, bindings etc) over time, than one with a full handle.

Your rod holders on the boat should have rubber inserts to protect from damage. You can also put pipe insulation on the rod over the split grip for extra protection

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We usually rent boats at our destination so can't do much modification. I've used tape once in the past for a split grip catfish rod I used on a trip to Egypt for Nile Perch.

But I can't see the advantage with a split grip rod for popping or jigging. Is it not just a trend?

The advantage is a lighter weight rod, and i dont think its a trend.

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