The first locking butt rest from JRC is a neat and colourful affair.
RRP: £4.99 (medium), £5.99 (large), £13.99 (set of 3 medium), £14.99 (3 large) | www.jrc-fishing.co.uk
- We like: Incredible gripping strength and great price
- We dislike: Blocky design might not be to everyone's taste
These cuboid butt rests clamp down tightly on your rod handle, stopping it from being yanked forward on a take, yet release with ease if the rod is picked up from above.
The design is fairly chunky compared to standard butt rests, but the locking mechanism is unique and works very well indeed.
The medium version features changeable inserts that can grip 14mm, 15mm and 16mm rods, while the large version can accommodate 17mm, 18mm and 19mm-diameter butts.
There are seven colours to choose from and all the inserts clip in and out of place like Lego bricks.
A recess on the back of the Rod Bloxx allows you to attach an isotope and the thread can be adjusted with a collar to perfectly align them on your buzzer bars.
The tightness of the grip can also be adjusted with an Allen key, which is supplied.
We have tested these and the forward force then can withstand is immense. There is nothing like it on the market at this price, and for that we applaud JRC.