Make sure it's done by a reputable rodbuilder. I've seen plenty of pre-fab forgrips that look like Flor grade cork but they are actually cheap cork that's been filled and sanded. After 2 months of use holes just start to "appear".
My advise? rub a few drops of wood glue into the gap, wipe it off with a damp cloth and fish on...
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Originally Posted by ausablebrown
No, but oddly enough, I now may have two of them by a very strange turn of events. The new one; which I will again offer for sale if I can get this used one and be sure its not going to cost a fortune to fix the cork. I might just let it ride and fish with the cork how it is until something has to be done. It would probably fish a few years, just getting a little unglued around the top couple rings. I never thought I'd have one BIIX, let alone two...but the prices were too good to pass up
Don't Winstons have and unconditional, lifetime warranty?