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winn grip vs cork vs foam #12702694
04/04/18 09:19 AM
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been looking to replace a bunch of ducketts and am noticing quite a few rods with the winn grips in that price range. i don’t play golf so i have never come into contact with the grips themselves except at academy sports when i held one minus a reel. in theory i could see where you would benefit if they were wet but i would think with rubber being denser than cork or foam you would be losing some of the sensitivity of the later two. anybody fishing with the winn grips and if so how are you liking them? pros and cons ? do you feel you give up anything by using them?

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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12702711
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I haven't fished with any of the golf grip rods but I have a mix of foam and cork. I'm indifferent. As long as it's not slippery...


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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12702799
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I like them. I think most of your feel is with your hand on the reel seat.

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12702840
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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12702848
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I like the winn grips


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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12702869
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I would switch all my rods to Winn grips if I could.

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: SAKS] #12702877
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If you're after Pork stick with cork............


Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703160
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The winn grips are great, I prefer them hands down over cork..... BUT there is for sure more feel with cork. Cork bites feel like hammers if you have good dense cork handles. So I have cork on most of my non moving rods.


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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703170
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I have Winn grips on all my golf clubs and love them because they provide good grip and reduce vibrations in the club handle.
I tried one of my buddies fishing rods with the Winn grips and my experience was that the rod lost a great deal of sensitivity when compared to cork or even foam. I would actually use no grip at all on my fishing rods to increase the sensitivity if I could...so no Winn grips on fishing rods for me as I want the most sensitivity I can get on my fishing rod. If you're not concerned with sensitivity on your rods than the Winn grips are probably fine.

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703198
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Winn Grips on my Heavy Flipping Rod and a 6' 10" MH I use for lighter soft plastic fishing and I haven't noticed any lost of sensitivity, might be the way I hold a baitcaster
I've always fished with my index finger touching the line in front of the reel and the second finger touching the blank in front of the reel set
I'm loving the Winn Grips because of the grip even when my hands are wet

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703265
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Cork, cork and more cork. All I've ever known.


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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703595
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I only have three fingers on my left hand that work so rod handle grips are important to me. I own a lot of the Cashion John Crew models, and the Reel Time rods from the rod builder at Pope's Landing. I really like these rods, and I can't tell any difference in sensitivity.


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Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703598
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It pains me to see cork handles slowly fading away, I can’t stand eva foam.

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703667
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In that order. I have zero use for Winn Grip handles on a fishing rod.

Re: winn grip vs cork vs foam [Re: dimitri] #12703684
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I have all 3 of those grips on different rods.. One of my Sarge Custom rods has cork, my Billystix custom has Winn (just got it a few weeks ago), and a few of my Waterloo rods have EVA.

1- Cork
2- Winn
3- EVA

I don't dislike any of them.. I could fish with either all day. However, I just prefer a good ole split grip cork handle. The Winn grips are VERY nice though! Took a little getting used to, but I love them now. The EVA is good too, just dirt/grime/slime stick to it easier.

Cork handle for the "Winn"! (pun intended)

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