How Do You Wrap a Winn Grip on a Fishing Pole?

Winn Grips are a popular brand of handle wraps for fishing poles. They come in several sizes and colors, and feature a comfortable foam design for a secure grip.

Wrapping a Winn Grip on your fishing pole is a simple process that doesn’t require any special tools.

Step 1: Start by measuring the handle of your fishing pole so you can select the correct size and color of the Winn Grip. Make sure to measure from the butt cap (the metal plate at the base of your rod) to where you want the grip to end.

Step 2: Remove any old wraps or tape from the handle of your rod before you apply the Winn Grip. Use a razor blade or utility knife to carefully remove any residue, then use an abrasive pad or fine sandpaper to smooth out any rough spots.

Step 3: Peel off one side of the adhesive backing on your Winn Grip, and place it over the handle with the sticky side facing down. Gently press it down to make sure it adheres properly, and make sure there are no air bubbles underneath.

Step 4: Begin wrapping from one end to another using overlapping turns. Make sure each wrap overlaps slightly over each previous turn, as this will help keep it in place as you continue wrapping. If necessary, use a hair dryer on low heat to help soften and form the Winn Grip around complex shapes or curves in your rod’s handle.

Step 5: When you have reached your desired end point, cut off any excess material with scissors or an exacto knife and then peel off the remaining adhesive backing for a clean finish.


Wrapping a Winn Grip onto your fishing pole is easy when you follow these steps! With just a few simple tools and materials, you can give your pole an improved grip that will help keep you comfortable while out on the water.

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Michael Allen