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Rod handle wrap/tape #13282676 09/16/19 04:43 PM
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I have a cork handle rod that is a little thin and slick for my liking. I was thinking about adding a wrap or tape to make it feel better. I have never done this. Anyone recommend a certain product?

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There is the fancy stuff made for rods from places like bass pro or you go cheap with some vet wrap from tractor supply or walmart.

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Winn Rod wrap.

winngrips.com



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I got the shrink wrap handle stuff off amazon or ebay, Its the same thing tws sells but much cheaper and sold by the foot. It does ad a little weight. I used it on my nrx rods that the cork was just too slippery.

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winn is good. also a pro was talking about tennis racket wrap. haven't tried it yet,

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i use the bat wrap from academy. about $5. has a little padding too.


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Originally Posted by smooth move
i use the bat wrap from academy. about $5. has a little padding too.

^^This works well.


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winn is good. also a pro was talking about tennis racket wrap. haven't tried it yet,



I wrap all mine with Gamma tennis racket grip. Pretty cheap and can get different colors. I can do 2- 3 (TFO) rods with 1 roll. You will have to re - wrap from time to time

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I bought some used Loomis NRX rods that had the winn grip wrap on them. I don't like foam grips and was hesitant about the winn grips. I actually like the feel of them but I have pretty big hands so the extra diameter feels good so I have left them on for now. That being said I don't like them well enough to put them on top of the cork on my other rods. If you are looking for more diameter in the handle I think the winn grip wrap is a pretty good option but I as for feel I still prefer the cork.

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For sweaty hands on cork and the black foam grips, I use tennis racket gauze tape. Found some at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Under $5 and I wrapped 8 rods with it.

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I used bicycle handlebar tape on my kayak paddle. Sticky-backed, cushioned, vinyl and waterproof. If I hadn't lost(misplaced) it, I'd put it on my baitcaste( s) grips. Hard to find. Had to order it from a bike shop in San Francisco. No bike shops in the Coastal Bend had it. IslandJim


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My choice: cheap, easy, washable and very pleasant feel.


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