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#12017799 - 01/03/17 10:23 AM Plastic Catfish Grips?
Spiderman Offline
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I see the catfish grips that some of you are using on the larger catfish. They have some at Academy & I picked a couple of them up there for $16.00.

Has anybody tried the ones off of EBay for $6.50 from China?

I figure they are made in the same plant from the same mold.

The dimensions are identical to the ones I got from Academy.

They sure do help on the big catfish to handle them.
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#12017922 - 01/03/17 11:19 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
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I haven't had any luck with bass pro, cabellas or academy grips but have had a couple of pairs of team catfish grips for over six years and they are still going strong
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#12017946 - 01/03/17 11:28 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
clk Offline
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My luck is just the opposite tc grips won't hold anything and the cheapest pair of academy grips are still going strong. Proably got a bad pair.
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#12017950 - 01/03/17 11:29 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Spud--Cattin Around Adventures Offline
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Take a look at these. I have had many types of grips and these have worked extremely well! And the price is great compared to the Boca grips too!

http://whiskerseeker.com/catfish-grips-lockjaw/
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#12018012 - 01/03/17 12:15 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Big Sam Offline
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
I haven't had any luck with bass pro, cabellas or academy grips but have had a couple of pairs of team catfish grips for over six years and they are still going strong



same here there tough banana
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#12018728 - 01/03/17 06:43 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Minnowkiller Offline
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Team catfish for me
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#12018753 - 01/03/17 06:55 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Capt. Michael Littlejohn Online   content
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Team Catfish grips. Hardy and last.

Don't clamp them on the rails or anything thick.
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#12018857 - 01/03/17 07:31 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
mjmetro0719 Offline
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I like my TC grips and haven't had any problems with them.
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#12018894 - 01/03/17 07:55 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
forsanmedic Offline
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Have a couple sets of TC grips. They work great!
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#12019013 - 01/03/17 09:09 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: forsanmedic]
TCK73 Online   content
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
I use the white ones from Academy I think. Just store them open and they work great. I stored them closed and they lost grip. After I left them open for a few days they came back to life.
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#12019047 - 01/03/17 09:43 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Twistedmidnite Offline
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Registered: 02/24/11
Posts: 165
Loc: Hughes springs, tx
I'm glad this came up, I fondle the grips at academy occasionally but wasn't sure they were worth the $$$. Gonna get a pair next trip. Maybe keep some slime off my hands..

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#12019423 - 01/04/17 08:20 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Spiderman Offline
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I started off with 2 of the black & white Rapala fish grips and broke both of them trying to get a 50lb flathead into the boat.

Now I'm onto the (white glow in the dark) Yak Gear brand from Academy.

I did order a set of the $6.50 ones off of EBay just to compare and see how they hold up.

The composition of the plastic is probably the most important thing as they all look like they are poured from the same mold.
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#12019455 - 01/04/17 08:37 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Big Zee Offline
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Registered: 02/05/08
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Loc: East Yegua
I remember the old days when you caught them in the gills or mouth and just wrestled them in the boat. thumb Now days I use Team Catfish Grips and finish the day of fishing with all my skin on my hands and no puncture wounds. Saves money on Neosporin and Alcohol. cheers


Edited by Big Zee (01/04/17 08:39 AM)
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#12021605 - 01/05/17 08:37 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Big Sam Offline
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Loc: Arkansas
Heres a shot using them..
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#12027288 - 01/08/17 08:56 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Nach0 Offline
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Registered: 03/24/10
Posts: 217
use a glove

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#12027317 - 01/08/17 09:10 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spud--Cattin Around Adventures]
JasonB23 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/16
Posts: 242
Loc: Garland Tx
Originally Posted By: Spud--Cattin Around Adventures
Take a look at these. I have had many types of grips and these have worked extremely well! And the price is great compared to the Boca grips too!

http://whiskerseeker.com/catfish-grips-lockjaw/


X2 for whisker seeker grips.
I've broke many many plastic grips from most companies and sprained my wrist a few times and don't have to worry about that with these. They rotate 360 degrees. They are built like a tank. So far they are awesome and we'll worth the money.

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#12027419 - 01/08/17 10:12 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Bob Landry Online   content
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Registered: 08/10/11
Posts: 2416
Loc: Austin, Tx
The big argument for using them is protection against flesh eating bacteria through bites and punctures. The odds are low but I do have a buddy who got finned by a fish on the coast, picked up the bacteria and it cost him two fingers. I think $20 for a pair is a sound investment.
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#12027547 - 01/08/17 11:22 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
Tc24 Online   content
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Loc: Dallas texas
I use a pair of "Berkley Big Game Lip Grips"... Very good reviews & only 16.29 from Amazon.. They work great!! https://www.amazon.com/Berkley-Big-Game-Lip-Grip/dp/B002VLWWD4
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#12033444 - 01/11/17 08:38 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
mysticslobra Online   content
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I use these from bass pro and love them Bass Pro

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#12034262 - 01/11/17 04:02 PM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Tc24]
jackiekennedyfishingguide Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Tc24
I use a pair of "Berkley Big Game Lip Grips"... Very good reviews & only 16.29 from Amazon.. They work great!! https://www.amazon.com/Berkley-Big-Game-Lip-Grip/dp/B002VLWWD4


I have two pair and they have never failed me, unlike three of the plastic ones.
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#12037308 - 01/13/17 08:43 AM Re: Plastic Catfish Grips? [Re: Spiderman]
MercuryJump Offline
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Registered: 06/10/15
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Loc: Texas
I have callouses on my knuckles lol

I have a pair of the green BassPro but the little keeper slid halfway out on a 25 pound fish so I am leary of gadgets.
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