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Loosing grip on the corks

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Twisties
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Loosing grip on the corks

#1

Post by Twisties » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:02 pm

Hi all,

Recently here in Germany the weather has been getting colder :( and when I go out casting, I think because of the dry air, I have been having trouble getting a firm grip on the corks, they feel smooth and almost slippery and I have trouble maintaining my grip especially when carrying longer lengths of line!

Any ideas to improve the grippyness of the corks? I have tried moistening them slightly which works but only for a minute or two until it dries up!

Cheers,
Tristan.

Thomas
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Loosing grip on the corks

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Post by Thomas » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:37 pm

Hi!

You can use the sort of grip-tape that tennis or badminton- players wrap around their handles. It works very well. The fillings in the cork might come of when you remove the tape though.

/Thomas

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Graeme H
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Loosing grip on the corks

#3

Post by Graeme H » Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:31 am

I use this stuff on my grips: http://www.mudhole.com/Flocked-Rubber-Shrink-Tube (Video here.)

It won't damage the cork in any way if you decide to remove it later, and it's a good way of resurrecting a favourite rod whose cork is crumbling.

I also put things under the wrap to make the grip fit my hand better, such as epoxy resin putty.

Cheers,
Graeme
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Twisties
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Post by Twisties » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:59 am

Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look into them and let you know how I go!

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Post by Twisties » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:26 am

After a bit of looking around the house I came across an old lump of surfboard wax, rubbed a very thin layer on the cork and bam felt beautiful in the hand! It will be interesting to see how long it lasts!!

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#6

Post by Magnus H » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:41 am

I use some elastic wrap, like this. It works ok so far, and since it's without glue it's easy to remove.

Magnus

Twisties
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#7

Post by Twisties » Fri Nov 13, 2015 6:06 pm

The surf wax idea worked well but I needed to re-apply after only two casting sessions! I have now put on strapping tape (for knee injuries etc.) and will see how that goes!

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