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Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by riverratokie, Jun 13, 2009.
How does everyone keep their cork handles in good shape?
I personally don,t prefer cork handles for cattin.Too hard to keep clean.I like something I can scrub the slime off a couple times a month.The ones I do have with cork,I just scrub em the same way,then when I put them away for the season,I sand em down lightly with a little 400 grit sandpaper,a couple hits has em looking like new.:wink:
i wont use a cork for catfishing i think they just wear out too easily
I like using cork handles. I usally take the rod and wrap it in a soapy wet towel and leave it for an hour over the kitchen sink. The soapy water will loosen all the shad scales. Then I take a real sharp fillet knife and scrape the scales away. After that i use a green scouring pad and clean the rest of the handle. Just let the rod dry and it looks brand new. I usally do this once a year. I have top end rods and try taking care of them. Thats one of the best ways of getting rid of all the shad scales.
Welcome Danny; Try U-40 cork seal, its a brush on or wipe on with a towel urathane base sealer 1 treatment will last forever, if you cant find this I can get it for you. Hope this helps alot of fisherman love cork.
I have a lot of rods in my collection and almost all have cork handles. I like the classy appearence of cork. When the cork starts getting dirty I just run under warm water, squirt on a little dish soap and scrub gently with a scour pad. Looks like new when done! :big_smile:
To all fishermen who use cork; What Leland has said in is post his dead on,,,Apply on clean dry cork ,1 good even coat and let dry/soak into the cork..It will stop all the nasty stuff from staying on your handles.:wink:
I just don't clean mine:smile2: Don't really bother me too much to have some shad scales on the handle and I'm certainly not trying to win any beauty contests(one look at me and that's pretty obvious:wink. I think the EVA gets nastier than the cork does but the EVA doesn't wear out as bad from having them in and out of rod holders all the time.
I love cork handles
Thanks guys for all the input. I love a good cork handle and wanna keep it that way.
What the hell does , tpo keep my hands clean mean, is this text talk ?
Im with you on this one. You can look at my poles and tell they have been well used. Wouldnt have it any other way. I only fish with cork handled poles too, and I have been using the same 3 poles for over 10 years. No problem with the cork wearing out at all. They sure as hell look like catfish poles though I can tell you that