HUNTINGTON BEACH, California –Winn Inc., manufacturer of the world’s finest fishing rod grips, will unveil its latest generation of rod grips to American anglers at the Bassmaster Classic Outdoors Expo at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, S.C., on February 20-22, 2015.
Winn made its formal debut to the fishing tackle industry on three continents last year, but its appearance at this year’s Bassmaster Classic expo still will be a coming out party of sorts for the California-based sports product innovator.
“American bass fishermen — the most avid anglers on the planet – will see the high-tech performance benefits Winn has put in the angler’s hand with our latest generation of grips and innovative grip system,” said Winn owner and founder Dr. Ben Huang, whose patented polymer and design technologies revolutionized tennis and golf before taking the fishing tackle industry by storm. “We are excited to introduce these during professional fishing’s biggest event and give bass fishermen this opportunity to see the blend of function and fashion that Winn rod grips put in the angler’s hand.”
Winn and Mud Hole Custom Tackle, rod component supplier and distributor of Winn rod grips, will host a drawing for custom-built rods featuring the new Winn grips during the three-day expo held during the Bassmaster Classic tournament on Lake Hartwell. One winner each will be chosen on Friday and Saturday. The Sunday Grand Prize Winner will receive a custom-built rod used by Bassmaster Classic contender Brandon Lester.
The companies encourage expo attendees to stop by their booths and enter the contest.
Winn grips are made from Dr. Huang’s patented polymer and design technologies, which have had profound influence in sports equipment for golf, tennis and bicycling. The WinnDry polymer used in Winn rod grips eases hand and arm fatigue, improves casting accuracy and control, and maintains its tacky feel even in rain and snow and temperature extremes.
Winn’s appearance at the Classic coincides with its signing of two Bassmaster Elite Series anglers – Brandon Lester and Russ Lane — to its pro staff in the month leading up to the Classic.
The new 2015 line-up of Winn rod grips and components will be available March 1, 2015.