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Posted by LeeH on 2010-09-26 17:31:14 in reply to Cork Fly Rod Grips - Time to Accept Some Change? posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-09-26 15:34:07

Hey Dan,

I agree with you. Crappy cork grips are still crappy, and filler doesn't make them any better!

I welcome any improvements to standard cork: composite cork, or even a synthetic material.
However, I always shape my grip, so whatever the grip, it must hold up to shaping. When I shape a standard cork grip I always seem to expose the gaping holes and flaws, which means I have to fill the holes, even on a new rod. grrrrr!

Hey, if composite cork is good enough (actually better, I'm told) for the wine industry, it should be good for fly fishermen too! Grin!

Great topic!

Thanks,
Lee


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