How Do You Remove an EVA Grip From a Fishing Rod?

Removing an EVA grip from a fishing rod is not a difficult task, and can be done with the right tools and a bit of patience. It is important to take your time when removing an EVA grip, as it can be easy to damage the rod or the grip. Here are some steps to help you remove an EVA grip from a fishing rod.

Step 1: Gather the Necessary Tools
In order to remove an EVA grip from a fishing rod, you will need a few tools. The most important tool needed is a heat gun.

A heat gun can be purchased at any hardware store for about $20. You will also need some pliers, scissors or a knife and some sandpaper.

Step 2: Prepare the Rod for Removal
Once you have all of your tools, it’s time to prepare the rod for removal. Start by carefully cutting away any excess material that may be around the edge of the grip with the scissors or knife. This will help make sure that you don’t damage the rod while removing the grip.

Step 3: Heat Up The Grip
Once you have prepped the rod, it’s time to heat up the grip. Start by turning on your heat gun and setting it to its lowest setting (the lowest setting should not exceed 200 degrees Fahrenheit). Then move your heat gun in circular motions around the circumference of the grip for about 3-5 minutes.

Step 4: Remove The Grip
After heating up the grip for 3-5 minutes, use pliers to slowly pull off one end of the grip from its base on the rod. Once one end is free, use pliers and your hands to slowly pull off any remaining pieces of rubber from around where it was attached on both ends of the rod.

Step 5: Smooth Out The Rod

Once all pieces of rubber have been removed from both ends of your rod, use sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots that may have been left behind by pulling off pieces of rubber. This will help ensure that you won’t get any sharp edges when attaching a new handle onto your fishing rod.


In conclusion, removing an EVA grip from a fishing rod doesn’t have to be complicated or difficult – just make sure you have all necessary tools at hand and take your time when performing each step! With patience and care, anyone can successfully remove an EVA grip from their fishing rods.

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Michael Allen