08-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Re: ways to clean fly rod handles?
Hmmmm....I never allow the cork to get very dirty on my rods. If there is
some dirt at the end of the day, I usually hit it with some water, either at
the stream or in my sink. I did apply Tru-Oil to 2 St. Croix rods several
years ago, and that has kept them looking great with just a rinse.
The Tru-Oil give the cork a bit of a tannish hue, while rinsing bare cork leaves
a bit of a grey hue. I actually wipe the entire rod down at the end of the
day, and allow the cork to dry before packing it away. I had a rod grip get
smelly from being put away once