Winn Incorporated, headquartered in Huntington Beach, has been a manufacturer of premium sports grips for over four decades. In recent years, Winn has set its sights on improving the way anglers grip their fishing tackle. Since their entrance into the fishing industry, Winn has taken massive strides to accomplish this goal.
Winn is now offering various options for members of virtually every fishing market to utilize the proven performance benefits of Winn’s patented polymer grips. The polymer used in all of Winn grips are renowned in multiple sports industries for their superior tacky grip, which translates into improved grip and reduced fatigue for all types of athletes. To anglers what this really means is a grip that will perform better than traditional materials like cork and EVA; especially when it’s wet.
Winn offers rod Overwraps and Reel Grip Sleeves that can be easily applied to an angler’s existing rods and reels.
Winn’s new Reel Grip Sleeves slide directly over the existing reel handles and provide a comfortable surefire grip on any baitcasting or spinning reel that feature paddle handles. This results in enhanced “Slip Control” upon hook sets. The Reel Grip Sleeves use finger ergonomics resulting in less hand fatigue during a long day on the water. Reel Grips come in a variety of colors and easily apply to most reels. Winn’s grip material performs in all weather conditions and really does make a big difference.
Winn’s superior Overwrap products can be applied directly over the original cork or EVA foam that already exists on a rod. Winn’s Superior Overwrap is offered in a large assortment of colors and sizes, and recently the line has been expanded to offer wraps with additional features.
Joe Dunkle, Product Specialist with Winn Inc., said, “Many anglers have even found the benefit of applying the Overwrap to their gaff handles and tools, to eliminate any chance of slipping when putting a large fish on deck.”
The uses are virtually limitless once you realize what a simple but effective product this is.
Winn’s website includes a dealer locater that can be used to find these products at a tackle shop near you.
For anglers looking for tackle that fully integrates Winn grips, Winn has created a large line of their own custom rod building components that implement Winn’s polymer technology in their design. Winn’s line of rod components cover applications that range from fly and ultra-light outfits, all the way up to big game rail rods and IGFA trolling setups. These components can be used on new builds or can even be retrofitted onto existing rods. Winn’s website provides instructional content on how their rod building components can be best used.
Tackle companies implementing Winn’s grip technology have taken their respective markets by storm.
For example, Lew’s has won multiple ICAST “Best of Show” awards for tackle that features Winn grips. Their fresh water baitcasting combo, Mach Crush Orange, which features Winn’s grips on both the rod and reel, recently won the best of show award at ICAST 2017 for the best Rod and Reel Combo on the market.
Daiwa recently introduced their LEXA-WN series by offering their large baitcasting line of LEXA reels with the added bonus of handles featuring Winn’s premium grip. Daiwa has made their LEXA-WN Series available in 2 different sizes (300 and 400), in which both sizes are offered in multiple different gear ratios and handle configurations, all that feature the added comfort and control that comes with the inclusion of Winn.
In Addition, Daiwa has just debuted the new model of their Award Winning PROTEUS line of saltwater rods. The PROTEUS line will make history as the first rods to be manufactured to feature Winn’s overwrap technology.
If you are curious to find out more about what Winn Inc. has to offer anglers, stop by their booth at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach. Their booth will be located in the Rod Builders Depot section.