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I like a split grip for my spinning finesse setups, but I think I prefer the full grip for my casting stuff.  I never put my hand back there for more sensitivity, and I can't really see any weight advantage either. 

I'm not sure I like the feel of just the blank when casting with two hands.  I have large hands and it feels too small for me.

Which do you guys like, full cork or split grip in a casting rod?  And WHY?

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I like split grip.  When I am making two handed casts I grab the butt, not the blank.

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I prefer a full grip , my hands are large and I feel like I get a better grip on the rod .

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Split grip.

It's much more comfortable while casting IMO.

I usually cast with two hands and I like the feel of the blank in one of my hands.

It gives me more control (at least I think it does). :-?

I have a hard time using a full grip anymore now that I am so used to split grips.

I think they look better too.

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Another vote for full grip. In my opinion they look better, feel more comfortable, and balance better.

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For shorter grips, I like full cork because I think it gives me a little more accuracy,

but with longer handles, I like split grips, because I put my hand on the nub on the bottom and I feel it gives me more of a "catapult" effect if you will.

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I can't imagine anything I could possibly care less about.

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I can't imagine anything I could possibly care less about.

;D I can't say that either grip has given me any issues. The type of grip is low on the list of characteristics I consider when buying a rod though I can see this making a difference in balance on some rods.

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Full grip.  I just can't get used to the split grip.

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I prefer full grip... I can't get used to split grip.

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I'm old school & have always used full cork grips. I prefer the cork handles on st croix rods especially because they feel very comfortable in my hand. I just picked up a new split grip caster and I have to admit I'm starting to like it. The exposed blank does transmit vibration between the cork sections. Maybe I'm not so old school just old! ;D

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I like the cork grips also. I think I might be in the minority of fisherman that prefer BPS's "hump" grips. Just seem more comfortable.

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I also prefer full "humped" grips (without a fore grip).

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Grip style is about 1% contributing factor when buying a rod, but if I had to choose, I would choose split grip.

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I'm on the same boat as others who say that they can't get used to split grip. I've bought a few and I just don't like it. I like my rods with a full grip + fore grip.

I'll admit those split grip rods do look pretty cool.

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I love split grips....as long as there's no fore grip.

The way i hold a rod,split grips are much more comfortable for me.

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I really could care less the only thing a split grip really does is reduce weight.

Even then a well built full grip will feel like a feather so there is no real difference.

I use split grips but there is no real reason behind it. I'm comfortable with each

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i never would have thought i would like the split grips...until i was lucky enough to "win" one of the pinncale rods here and it had a split grip.  it turned out i really like it. 

the lamiglas i just bought has split grip also..

but i will say...i still like the full cork grip also.

so both are fine.

what i definitely DON"T like is the foam type grip.

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i never would have thought i would like the split grips...until i was lucky enough to "win" one of the pinncale rods here and it had a split grip. it turned out i really like it.

the lamiglas i just bought has split grip also..

but i will say...i still like the full cork grip also.

so both are fine.

what i definitely DON"T like is the foam type gripX2

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Doesn't matter to me.  I've got rods with split grips, I've got rods with full grips.  Not enough of a difference for me to really care.  I do prefer a rod without the foregrip though.  Unfortunately a couple of my favorite rods have the foregrip.  :)

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Hmm, interesting to see that a lot of you do not consider the grip to be an important part of the rod. I understand the need for a good blank and action and all that but there is only 1 part of the rod that you actually come into contact with on a constant basis, and that is the grip. As for me it is a very important part, its what connects me(via my hands) to my tool(the rod) and for comfort and confidence i prefer full cork grips. Probably the longest answer to a simple question you'll ever see

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eh , all my rods are full cork grips. ive never owned a split grip , but they look nifty. i rarely cast two-handed or use the fore grip , so i guess i prefer a slip grip/no fore grip even though ive never used one... :-?

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Hmm, interesting to see that a lot of you do not consider the grip to be an important part of the rod. I understand the need for a good blank and action and all that but there is only 1 part of the rod that you actually come into contact with on a constant basis, and that is the grip. As for me it is a very important part, its what connects me(via my hands) to my tool(the rod) and for comfort and confidence i prefer full cork grips. Probably the longest answer to a simple question you'll ever see

Maybe we need to clarify. The grip is important, but

the grips on all of the medium-priced to higher-end rods that I would buy are more than satisfactory. Hence, it becomes a non-issue when buying a rod. In other words, I believe all of these rods have solid quality in the grip department and the differences between a full and split grip do not lead me to choose one over the other.

Let's put it another way.  If I have a choice between a hot redhead, a hot blonde, or a hot brunette, I don't really care what color or style their hair is if it meets an acceptable standard. They are all hot. :)

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You haven't done the hibbity dibbity with many redheads, have you?   :) 

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