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    Can anyone tell me if it is a good or bad idea to put U-40 Cork Sealer on a cork Salmon Fly Rod handle ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Great idea on a new rod.

    Keeps the filler in place, prevents soiling and extends life of handle.

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    Does it cause any problems with the breathability of the cork ie. stopping the cork from drying out properly if any water makes it into the cork .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lurig View Post
    Does it cause any problems with the breathability of the cork ie. stopping the cork from drying out properly if any water makes it into the cork .
    I have done it on several new rods and never had a single problem.

    It's the first thing I do after buying a new rod.

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    That’s great to know & thank you for the help Paddy.


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    Pm rs2ford.
    He’s been using it for years , and should know of any pitfalls.
    Remember Thomas Muir of Huntershill

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    Used it on this and another rod build:

    Meiser MKS 13’6”

    It does darken the cork slightly. I would recommend it is applied on new, cleaned or very lightly sanded cork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grassy_Knollington View Post
    Used it on this and another rod build:

    Meiser MKS 13’6”

    It does darken the cork slightly. I would recommend it is applied on new, cleaned or very lightly sanded cork.
    Thanks GK & that is a superb piece of Rod Building.

    I have just ordered some U-40 Cork Sealer.


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    Hi Lurig,
    I have been using it for years as Brian said and would highly recommend it. It is also the first thing I do with a new rod, same as Paddy.
    The trick is to apply it lightly, and once dried give it a rub over with some ultra fine sand paper. It leaves a great finish that seals the cork for years. I have a 10ft Sage Z Axis that I bought new in 2013 and the cork has zero filler missing and still looks superb. Apply too much and it's slippy feeling which will annoy you.
    Cheers Diarmid.
    Last edited by rs2ford; 14-09-2019 at 08:09 PM.

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    Hi Diarmid.

    Thank you for letting me know this & I will make sure that I put just a very fine coat on.


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