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#11218376 - 11/11/15 10:19 AM wrapping cork handles
scram22 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/15
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I'm wanting to wrap my handles with something softer and with more grip. I'm not sure what to use. I have tried the elastic medical wrap but it seems to get sticky over time. Just wanting to see if anyone has had any luck with any other material.

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#11218394 - 11/11/15 10:27 AM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
Jumpin J Offline
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Registered: 01/04/11
Posts: 257
Several different rod wrap styles, out there. Bass Pro brand, and now Winn grips is making one designed for fishermen, (they make golf grips).

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#11218889 - 11/11/15 02:01 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
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Registered: 09/16/11
Posts: 405
What is the advantage of doing this? So it won't slip?
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#11218898 - 11/11/15 02:08 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
WillieKetchum Offline
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Registered: 06/11/15
Posts: 547
Loc: Huntsville, TX
Tennis racket grip.

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#11218917 - 11/11/15 02:17 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Home Depot sells a rubberized tape that has no adhesive but it will stick to itself and it comes in clear, red, orange, blue, green, yellow, black.

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#11219046 - 11/11/15 03:33 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
scram22 Offline
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Registered: 10/29/15
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fishing in the rain they get slippery. don't want to lose one

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#11219119 - 11/11/15 04:12 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
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Registered: 07/14/11
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Loc: McKinney, TX
Where a racquetball glove. LOL, I like the idea of Grip Tape for a tennis racquet. I just prefer EVA grips myself.

Of course I had to go look, those Winn wraps look nice:

http://www.mudhole.com/Winn-Rod-Overwrap


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#11219146 - 11/11/15 04:26 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: WillieKetchum]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
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Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: WillieKetchum
Tennis racket grip.


I few years ago I put tennis racket grip tape on two rods, they still have the same grips on them, still in good condition. The only downside is they add some noticeable weight, but nothing extreme. The grips are really comfortable and the leather gets tacky when it's wet. I've always liked it.

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#11219227 - 11/11/15 05:15 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
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Registered: 03/02/03
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The New Accu Cull Grip Saver is designed to protect, repair and identify there fishing rods. Simple heat shrink cover that will last. 5 colors and 3 sizes for all your Fishing Rod needs.
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#11219392 - 11/11/15 06:25 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: 521Rangerman]
SIR-FISH-LOT Offline
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Registered: 10/21/12
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Loc: MESQUITE,TX
Originally Posted By: 521Rangerman

The New Accu Cull Grip Saver is designed to protect, repair and identify there fishing rods. Simple heat shrink cover that will last. 5 colors and 3 sizes for all your Fishing Rod needs.


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#11219829 - 11/11/15 09:48 PM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
MDM Offline
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Registered: 01/28/06
Posts: 567
Loc: East of Dallas
Anybody tried baseball bat grip wraps? Have a rod I really like but don't like the cork. Have used a BPS rod wrap for awhile but it's only good for about six months. Have seen Rawlings baseball bat wraps and "Lizard Wraps" baseball bat grips. Both are perforated and have a tacky grip feel. Think I am going to give them a try.
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#11220302 - 11/12/15 09:22 AM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
furim2 Offline
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Registered: 04/16/08
Posts: 422
Loc: Pilot Point, TX
Cork is the best product for a "full" handled rod. Cork transmits the vibrations from the rod blank, due to a bite, to the hand. Any kind of rubber or wrap on the handle is going to dull these vibrations. Just keep your cork clean, and if necessary, rough it up a little with fine sandpaper.
Have you ever really lost a rod in the rain?

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#11220330 - 11/12/15 09:35 AM Re: wrapping cork handles [Re: scram22]
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Registered: 12/25/12
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Loc: Burleson,TX
I use Gama tennis grip. Soft ,cheap and a good feel to it

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