I have a Houston era All-star that I absolutely love, but the rod butt/cap thing came off a while ago and now it's awkward to fish with. I've seen some guys use those big padded rod butts, but when I google it I either get big tuna rig sized stuff, or literally butts holding rods (which are really nice bikinis usually).
Can anyone recommend either a replacement rod butt or one of the big padded ones?
Do yall like the padded ones? Pros? Cons?