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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:40 pm    Post subject: Removing shrink wrap from rod handles Reply with quote

The first time I fished with anyone who kept the shrink wrap cover on their rod handles was Chris Nicholls. I put this down to either insanity or the water quality in his house.

However I have since seen a couple of other people who have kept it on and wonder what the merit is in it.

Any clues welcomed!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was always told to take it off before ever using the rod, and never ever use the rod with it on, the reason being is that if water gets between the plastic and cork it will rot the cork in no time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your'e quite right Paul.

That's exactly what can happen and it has to me.

Plus the fact that the shrink can become slippery when wet.....................................ask Bon Jovi Laughing

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never had a problem with it, I do have a couple of rods that still have the plastic intact and the cork is still as good as the day I bought them.

No real reason for leaving it on, I just never got around to taking it off and I have never seen a cork handle rot. Years ago a lot of cork rod handles were varnished, this may of been a similar thing to leaving the plastic on, the cork would certainly have taken a long time to dry if it got wet.
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