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CORK FLY ROD HANDLES – SHAPE AND CIRCUMFERENCE IS IMPORTANT

Several months ago I wrote a rod review on the innovative Kilwell Xantu 9’6” #8 weight fly rod. Check it out:- https://activeanglingnz.com/2015/03/27/kilwell-xantu-96-8-weight-rod-review/ One of the things that I noticed as soon as I held the rod was that the diameter of the cork handle was slightly larger than any of the other fly rods in my arsenal. In real terms it was around 2.5 millimetres wider which … Continue reading CORK FLY ROD HANDLES – SHAPE AND CIRCUMFERENCE IS IMPORTANT

ROD HANDLES – CORK OR EVA FOAM

Text: Alan Bulmer                        Lead image: Mark Hoffman Rod handles – Which is better Cork or EVA foam and why? The two main materials used in the fishing rod handles are cork and EVA foam (also called Duplon). Each material has its advantages and disadvantages but which is better? Cork handles tend to be lighter than foam ones and also maintain residual heat in cooler temperatures. … Continue reading ROD HANDLES – CORK OR EVA FOAM