What rod handle material do you prefer?

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What handle material do you prefer?

Cork
34
69%
EVA
7
14%
Carbon Monocoque
4
8%
something else (describe in the comments)
4
8%
 
Total votes: 49

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What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by fishes » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:50 pm

Honestly just curious, what do you all like?

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by QUAKEnSHAKE » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:40 pm

eva or cork no preference use like both
like to try graphite
dislike winn grip

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:56 pm

Should just have carbon instead of monocoque. Lead me to think of the Shimano grip instead of a general carbon grip. I would vote for carbon. I like the rigidity of it, looks cool and, supposed to be more sensitive.
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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:24 pm

Isn't there another current thread of the same subject? I prefer a good carbon grip above all else.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by FishingwithBranden » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 am

I prefer carbon then Winn if I am being honest. I like Cork over EVA. I have them all and can fish them all without really caring, but everyone is different.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by bronzefly » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:25 am

High quality cork is my favorite, but I do like quality EVA as well.
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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:21 am

FishingwithBranden wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:07 am
I prefer carbon then Winn if I am being honest. I like Cork over EVA. I have them all and can fish them all without really caring, but everyone is different.
I agree with the first part, carbon then Winn. Cork gets dirty.

As long as the rod performs well, I am not too picky.
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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by MardukFIN » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am

CFX carbon grips for sure. Absolute amazing material. Most sensitive, most light, durable and very good looking. \:D/

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by JBcrankaddict » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:37 am

I prefer comfort over looks or anything else, so I love some Winn grips or EVA. Cork deteriorates to quickly for me and starts looking terrible in no time. Would like to try Carbon on my next build, but doesn’t look comfortable at all. Be nice to at least hold a rod with this grip material before building, but haven’t seen anything available.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Fishing4Fun » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:49 am

Cork or foam.

Don’t care for anything Winn grip.

I have a custom being finished with carbon handle grips. They look nice but I can comment on how much I like or dislike them yet

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by BigG » Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:40 pm

I prefer full cork on casting rods, don't mine the split cork on spinning rods. That said it doesn't stop me from buying a rod if everything else is what I want.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Mnsmallieguy » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:37 pm

Without a doubt, Syncork. Picked up an Elliott Rod last year, have several custom ice rods with Syncork handles. Great handle material.
GRe grip, feel, lightweight, can be sanded rough to smooth. Love this stuff.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by IlliniDawg01 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:02 pm

MardukFIN wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am
CFX carbon grips for sure. Absolute amazing material. Most sensitive, most light, durable and very good looking. \:D/
Yep. I've started rebuilding older rods with them. They just look and feel "right" to me.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:22 pm

IlliniDawg01 wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:02 pm
MardukFIN wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:55 am
CFX carbon grips for sure. Absolute amazing material. Most sensitive, most light, durable and very good looking. \:D/
Yep. I've started rebuilding older rods with them. They just look and feel "right" to me.
They are nice, but I prefer the look and feel of the Batson carbon grips.

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Re: What rod handle material do you prefer?

Post by montey » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:08 am

Cork

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