I avidly bass fish, and I never fish without them from May - September. The have a great grip and feel on the rod, and they protect my hands from, the sun's harsh rays, minor abrasions, and the fishes sandpaper-like teeth. In fairness to my CON-comment, I have big hands, so a lot of gloves are difficult to take off, but the grip-dots do fall off rather quickly. And, it's important to have the grip-dots because the rod handle gets slick during a day of fishing, so I carry 2 pair.
Tinman's Bass Fishing