It’s said that for every problem, there is a solution. The problem: any nighttime session with my two-handed rod quickly produced a wet handle, wet line, and wet hands — not a good combination when you’re relying on a firm grip to operate. Compounding the situation was the thin running line (the one I’m currently using is .042″). You’re holding it against the rod handle when you cast, and with any hookup over 40 feet away, you’re stripping that running line during a fight.
Clearly, needed to get a grip. Enter Buff Eclipse gloves. Partially designed for UV protection (not an issue at 1am), these gloves also feature a combination silicone dot pattern and an abrasion-resistant film on the palm that “maximizes grip while minimizing wear.” I also liked that these have three-quarter length fingers, which leaves your fingertips free. Bonus: if you’re having one of those really good nights, the gloves also minimize the red badge of courage (AKA striper thumb). I used them extensively this summer and I’m happy to report that they performed as expected. I bought my pair from Orvis.
Buff Eclipse gloves keep you grippin’ so you can give stripers a whippin’ (with apologies to Timex watches).
You should check out the Gorilla Grip Gloves. I wear them in the surf and swear by them. I can show you a pair next time we fish. https://www.amazon.com/Products-Grease-Monkey-Gorilla-Gloves/dp/B007Z35Y56/ref=sr_1_7?dchild=1&keywords=Gorilla+Grip+Gloves&qid=1602098008&sr=8-7
The price is certainly right, which means anyone could try them and not feel like a schmuck if they didn’t work!
Any value to them in cold weather/water?
Hi Greg, these are tropical weight gloves. If you’re looking for warmth, I’d look elsewhere.
And now, Greg I can say unequivocally that they will not keep your hands warm!