How Do You Fix a Cork Handle on a Fishing Rod?

Fixing a cork handle on a fishing rod is an easy job that can be done in a few simple steps. Depending on the type of fishing rod, the process may be slightly different. But in general, itโ€™s quite straightforward and can be completed in less than an hour.

Step 1: Start by removing the old handle from the fishing rod. This will usually involve unscrewing or unclipping any securing screws or clips that are holding the handle in place. Once removed, you can discard the old handle if necessary.

Step 2: Next, you need to prepare the new cork handle for installation. Ensure that all of the components of the handle are present and secure them in place using any necessary screws or clips provided with your purchase. Some cork handles may also require additional glue to keep them secure on the fishing rod.

Step 3: Once the new cork handle is fitted and secured in place, you should check to make sure all of its components are correctly aligned and secure before proceeding with installation. You can also apply some lubrication or sealant around any screw threads to ensure a tight fit and better durability over time.

Step 4: Now itโ€™s time to attach your new cork handle to your fishing rod. Depending on the model of your fishing rod, this might involve screwing it into place or clipping it onto the main shaft of your rod with any necessary clips provided with your purchase. Make sure that everything is securely fastened before proceeding further with installation.

Step 5: Finally, you need to check that everything is correctly fitted and working as expected before using your new cork handle on a fishing trip. This includes checking for any loose screws or clips as well as making sure that everything is correctly lubricated if required for maximum durability over time.


With these five simple steps you can easily fix a cork handle on a fishing rod yourself without needing professional help. Just make sure that all components are securely fastened together and lubricated if required for maximum performance and durability over time!

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Lindsay Collins