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Old 08-06-2009, 08:44 PM
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Question ways to clean fly rod handles?

ive seen this same question somewhere in here...but i cant find it now..but anyways i want to clean my handle its getting a little dirty but the only way to do this that i have found so far on the internet is lightly sand it, and i really dont feel like messing with my handle and run the chance of ruining it

ive tried a microfiber cloth and that did ok but its still pretty dirty looking
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Dish soap and warm water. Use a wash cloth if it is really bad. Let it dry, It'll look like new.
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Dish soap and warm water. Use a wash cloth if it is really bad. Let it dry, It'll look like new.
thanks im gonna go try that now
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So much for the mojo!
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what? whats ur way?
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Soft Scrub! Works like a charm.
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Soft Scrub! Works like a charm.
so warm water and dish soap is best?
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warm water and a non detergent dish soap (ivory). then after it dries use a clean cloth with some rubbing alcohal. makes it look new again.
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Soft Scrub! Works like a charm.
Soft Scrub is the brand name of a cleaning product
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So much for the mojo!
But there are those of us believe the soiling of the grip shows the experience of the rod and would be bad juju to wash it off.
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Default Re: ways to clean fly rod handles?

I'd be hesitant to use soft scrub as its got some bleach in it and bleach can sure damage some natural fibers. If you use it, I'd be sure to rinse it VERY well afterwards.

I'd also be cautious about using rubbing alcohol for fear that it might overly dry out the cork.

I rarely do anything to the cork on my rods, but may give them a treatment with VERY fine grit sandpaper every few years. I think 200 grit is a starting point and it still should be used very gingerly. After sanding, I'd recommend rubbing it down with a plastic bag or something slick to flatten the texture down as much as possible so that minimal schmutz is picked up by the cork the next time you fish it.
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