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Just wondering if there is any common product or substance that any of ya'll use to condition or preserve the cork handles on your rods. I primarily use falcons. The cork holds up well, but over the years it starts to deteriorate. I cannot say that this has ever reached the point of becoming detrimental to the use of the rods, but I am picky about my fishing equipment. The main cause appears to be dry-rot related. Any Suggestions (either on treatment or storage)???
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I use a ligfht coat of U40 Cork Sealant (I think that is the brand), seems to work very nicely. A few things that I do to help save my cork
1. Dont get it wet. I know, not easy to do.
2. Dont store your hooks in the cork. I see some people that use the cork as a hook keep.
3. Dont store the cork in the heat, like your car trunk or in the sun for too long.

Just some points.

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the u40 is great for cork I also have used a light coatr of neatsfoot oil on the handle to keep it moist so that it didnt dry out and rot off.

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Get That U40 Cork Seal... I Treat Most Of My Rods With It
 

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Thanks guys. I figured that there was a common remedy on the market. I asked around the last time I was at Academy and they knew of no such product. Who carries this U40 sealant??
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you will have to order it from some place like mudhole.com or cabelas carries it as well.
 

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CABELAS IS A GOOD PLACE, MIGHT TRY ROY'S DOWN AT CORPUS OR DAVIDS TACKLE BOX.... I'M GOIN DOWN TO CORPUS/PORT A TOMMARROW... SHOOT ME A PM IF YOU WANT ME TO PICK A JAR OR TWO UP FOR YOU...jj
 

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Thanks a bunch. I apreciate the offer, but I have already sent my brother to get me some in Houston.
You guys have been very helpful. Good luck to all of you especially in the fishing department.
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