How Do You Wrap Cork Tape on a Fishing Pole?

Wrapping cork tape on a fishing rod is a great way to customize the look and feel of your rod. Cork tape is an inexpensive material that is easy to work with and can be found in nearly any tackle shop.

Wrapping your rod with cork tape also provides additional grip and insulation against cold weather. Here’s how to wrap cork tape around your fishing pole.

Step 1: Prep the Rod

Before you start wrapping, make sure that your rod is clean and free of any dirt or debris. You will also want to make sure that any guides or guides rings are securely fastened to the rod blank.

Step 2: Measure Your Tape

Start by measuring out how much cork tape you will need for your rod. Generally, you should add about 1/2 inch extra for overlap when you wrap the tape around the blank. Cut the tape to size.

Step 3: Start Wrapping

Start at one end of the blank and slowly begin wrapping the cork tape around it. Make sure that each wrap overlaps slightly with the previous one for a secure fit. Continue this process until you reach the other end of the blank.

Step 4: Secure Tape Ends

Once you have finished wrapping, use a heat gun or lighter to carefully melt both ends of the cork tape into place. This will ensure that it stays in place when fishing.

Wrapping cork tape on a fishing pole can be an easy way to customize its appearance and provide additional grip and insulation against cold weather. Following these steps can help ensure that your rod looks great and performs well on every outing.

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Michael Allen