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Hey guys, I am interested in purchasing reel grips and I am wondering if you guys think they actually make a difference.

Thanks so much,

Dane

Tight Lines!

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I'd rather change the handle than the grip. I have some of the reel grips and like Longo said, they're always sliding around and needing readjusted. Handles are more expensive, but way less hassle. 

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I have some grips on my abu garcia black max. They do give you a better grip but nothing really noticeable in my opinion. They do change the look of your reel, and are a nice cosmetic item. If you're having trouble getting a good grip on the reel handle, I'd suggest replacing it. 

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I use the slip on rubber one's for several of my reels. 

Certain reels they don't stay on as well such as my curados. 

The ones I do use them on I feel they do help when my hands are getting wet. Also I like the little cosmetic touch they add.  For the price, I'd say give them a shot.  You might love them. If not you're only out 5 bucks. 

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They look cheap and tacky especially on nicer reels. Depending upon the knob material they can sometimes leave marks or indentations on the current handle knobs underneath.

I would just get better handle knobs for the reel.

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2 hours ago, kickerfish1 said:

They look cheap and tacky especially on nicer reels. Depending upon the knob material they can sometimes leave marks or indentations on the current handle knobs underneath.

I would just get better handle knobs for the reel.

 

4 hours ago, Mosster47 said:

I have them on my Abu's and spinning reels. Not great, not terrible. 

 

7 hours ago, FordsnFishin said:

I use the slip on rubber one's for several of my reels. 

Certain reels they don't stay on as well such as my curados. 

The ones I do use them on I feel they do help when my hands are getting wet. Also I like the little cosmetic touch they add.  For the price, I'd say give them a shot.  You might love them. If not you're only out 5 bucks. 

 

8 hours ago, RafaelM said:

I have some grips on my abu garcia black max. They do give you a better grip but nothing really noticeable in my opinion. They do change the look of your reel, and are a nice cosmetic item. If you're having trouble getting a good grip on the reel handle, I'd suggest replacing it. 

 

14 hours ago, EllisJuan said:

Buy some good quality EVA or cork knobs and be done with it.

 

15 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I'd rather change the handle than the grip. I have some of the reel grips and like Longo said, they're always sliding around and needing readjusted. Handles are more expensive, but way less hassle. 

 

16 hours ago, Longo said:

If these are what you are talking about

http://www.***.com/Reel_Grips_Pro_Series/descpage-RGPS.html?gclid=COGd9bmOwM4CFYGEaQodsqIL1Q

 

Personally I'm not a fan.  It seemed like they were always sliding around.  I ended up taking them off.  For me they just weren't a fit.

Thanks for the advice you guys!

Tight Lines!

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Some people really like them. My dad likes the feel of them and I don't mind as long as they stay put on the grips you have. I've got 2 Johnny Morris reels that basically have the same pattern built into the oem grips and I like those. 

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21 hours ago, kickerfish1 said:

They look cheap and tacky especially on nicer reels. Depending upon the knob material they can sometimes leave marks or indentations on the current handle knobs underneath.

I would just get better handle knobs for the reel.

This my opinion as well. If someone likes them cool it's their reel. Not my taste though. 

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I only use them on some 500 size trout reels and they do their job, I don't have any issues with them.  Wouldn't use them on larger sized reels though since the handles/knobs are okay for me.

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Depending on the size of the knobs.  I have them on most reels.  They do tend to slide a bit.  I purchased a reel from an B.A.S.S. touring pro once that received an upgrade in his sponsorship.  He put drop of glue on the knob to keep them from sliding.

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they are not for me, i didn't find them to be very comfortable nor useful.

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After buy one pair and trying them, they're on all of my "Lews" reels now. I think they're great. I like a 95mm handle too.

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