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Author Topic: [Rods] Rod Grips  (Read 1601 times)

Offline Bud Kennedy

[Rods] Rod Grips
« on: May 03, 2017, 09:19:52 AM »
Curious about what your favored grip might be.  Currently my favorite grip is a Winn.  for me it has such a nice comfortable feel and is not slippery when wet.  I do have one rod with a composite grip and although it is nice and light it just feels a bit slick.  A few of my older rods are cork and many of the others are eva and while that is ok I still have a preference for the Winn Grip.

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Offline Nitrofreak

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 08:37:50 PM »
Cork for me, honestly never had anything else to compare it with except my old Berkley Cherry rod which utilized some sort of foam type grip, I got it when I was 10 from my dad as a Christmas gift, still have it too, I last used it maybe 10 years ago, or it seems that long ago if it wasn't, I was reeling in a bass and it came apart, I was more worried about losing the rod than I was the fish so I decided to put it up until I can frame it or use it somehow with some family photos.
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Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 09:54:09 PM »
I hear nothing but great things about Winn though I have yet to use them. I do intend to though.

Here is a great video with Russ Lane explaining Winn






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Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 09:54:57 PM »
Tackle Warehouse has a dozen different colors in 2 different sizes

Winn Grips Superior Rod Wrap

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Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 10:05:07 PM »
Old Style , one piece cork
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Offline Nitrofreak

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2017, 07:43:42 AM »
Tackle Warehouse has a dozen different colors in 2 different sizes

Winn Grips Superior Rod Wrap
I wish they had some patriotic colors, I would wrap all my rods !!! 

Offline Bud Kennedy

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2017, 08:14:52 AM »
Here is a picture of one of my custom rods with a complete Winn Grip


Offline Nitrofreak

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 08:29:17 AM »
I LOVE IT !!!!

Offline Bud Kennedy

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 04:20:58 PM »
This is one of my other custom rods that has a Composite Grip.  It is very light and makes for a nice balance.  I think they are a bit slippery but others who use this style of grip say it does not feel slippery to them.  


Offline Oldschool

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 11:49:47 AM »
High quality cork is something that is getting rare and still the best rod handle/ fore grip material.
I have never liked Hypolon or EVA rod handles or fore grips. One reason split grips became popular was the weight of EVA and poor quality cork. 
All my rods have a fore grip between 2" to 3" long because the way I hold a casting rod.
My first experience with Winn grips was adding a fore grip to a Irod swimbait rod and was impressed how it performed. Winn grips are definately a good choice if high quality cork isn't available.
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Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 06:54:00 PM »
I use shrink tubing.  I have it in green, blue, red, red/black and black.  I color code some of my rods for technique.  They work well and make for faster accessibility when I want them out of the rod locker.

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Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2017, 10:39:13 AM »
Never gave it any thought.  I use what ever comes on the rods I purchase.  Mostly cork.
Put a rod in my hand and a boat under my feet and watch me catch bass.

Offline kadas

Re: Rod Grips
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 09:04:33 PM »
I have always liked cork the best but a short while ago I bought a rod with a EVA handle and found I like it very much. I just ordered a Kistler with a Winn Grip on it--this will be my first for that and I hope it is a grip that I like. I have fished a friends with Winn Grips for a while and enjoyed it so I am looking forward to getting my hands on the new rod (y)

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