Originally Posted by troutnut4
William you are correct, the trees regenerate every 9 years and it is the third generation and beyond that produces higher grade cord. It's a shame that they waste that cork on wine bottles and not as much on grips for fly rods.
Not quite so bad as that, but damned close. Wine corks are stamped out of flat sheets (zero to do with how the video shows same) and the 'left overs' are ground up and turned into a lot of 'other things.' Like the bottoms of Burkinstock sandals.