I have a Melton Tackle Kona KN 80100 WO-UB Stand-Up Trolling Rod that has a (straight) aftco unibut. My East Cape / Cabo days are most likely behind me and I don't have a need for a trolling rod that comes out of the rod holder easily when hooked up. I would like to use this stick for LR. This is a great rod with quality components, however, the hard alloy bottom piece is not easy to grip. Anyone have any ideas on how I can get something "grippy" like hypalon or another material on this rod? Will some of that gnarly cold shrink wrap stick? Where can I get some (without buying a entire roll)? Thanks in advance.