View Full Version : Treatment for cork butts
01-08-2002, 12:01 PM
I've just pirchased an Okuma Epix Carbon Mesh TS-601-SPL spin rod. It has a very nice cork butt.
I was wondering what treatment, if any, the cork should be given before I expose it to the normal hazards of fishing?
01-08-2002, 01:57 PM
i own a few rods with cork butts myself, and there is nothing you can do without spoiling the look. However, if they get very dirty, i give them a light sand with 1200 fine emery, just to bring it up a bit.
I have known others to give them a coat of lacquer. The look good at first, but end up crappy after a while.
Hope this helps.
01-08-2002, 02:01 PM
All my flyrods have cork handles.
I don't do anything to then.
I just give my rods a hose down after a fishing trip and air dry them, before putting them into their rod sock and rod tube.
Use a soft rag soaked in metho & give the grips a good cleaning to get rid of any grime, allow to dry, then store in usual way. Should keep grips looking good
02-08-2002, 12:27 PM
I'll take care of it as I do my other rods - always clean them up after a trip.
04-08-2002, 03:55 PM
Michael i do mine with bees wax i apply the wax to the cork then give it a good rub with a leather strap.it darkens the cork abit.
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