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RE-CORKING OLD FLY ROD

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How unskilled are we talking?

Any mechanical talent?

You'll need to either remove the guides on the butt section or the reelseat (if it's not the one you really want) to get the cork on there.

As for cork? REC sells good finished cork grips.

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Much easier if you use cork tape instead of a solid cork grip. Cut the old one off , wrap the new cork tape on , finish ends with thread and epoxy. You can do it!!

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IT IS FLY ROD-DOES THAT ELIMINATE CORK TAPE USAGE?

 

that depends. if you're fishing in the hamptons, martha's vineyard, nantucket, or some snooty streams near vail, then yes, that would eliminate the possibility of using cork tape. biggrin.gif

 

is this a rod that you want as a show piece when you fish, or do you just want a rod that you already like repaired, no matter what it looks like? a couple layers of cork tape would probably be the easiest for you to do, but you may like the shaped grips more. it's up to you.

 

like canyondiver said above, you can either remove the reel seat and put a grip on that way, or what i would think is easier is to strip off the guides on the butt section of your rod, remove the old cork, and then slide a new grip on and secure to the blank. then you just have to re-wrap the guide(s), and you're set. this is a pretty easy job, even if you've never wrapped a guide before.

 

by the way, what's with taking my trademark "007"? biggrin.gif

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