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Old 08-21-2019, 07:25 PM
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Do you guys remove the plastic from new fishing rod handles ?
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:34 PM
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Old 08-21-2019, 07:38 PM
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I normally do but just yesterday I brought some rods down that were stored in the garage rafters and one, that I have used, still had the plastic on in the handle in front part of of the handle on spinning rod.
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Old 08-21-2019, 08:46 PM
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Not until I try it out. In case I decide to return it.
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Old 08-22-2019, 06:01 AM
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Normally you take the plastic off right away.

But, I will admit that if you leave the plastic on the handles the grips stay clean and looking great no matter the condition of the hands holding the rod.

A lot of folks these days put shrink wrap over their handles to keep them looking nice and clean as well.

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Old 08-22-2019, 06:09 AM
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By the way, if you have a bunch of rods with grubby looking handles, just take them into your laundry room and the laundry room tub and use a bottle of simple green, a small scrub brush and a tooth brush to clean the grip, reel seat, rod and guides.

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Old 08-23-2019, 09:22 PM
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Mr. Clean magic erasers work well also. I leave plastic on until it starts to fray.
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Old 08-24-2019, 02:23 PM
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My grandma used to have plastic on the couch too! They use cork and EVA grips on to prevent slipping. I like that! Bob
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Mr. Clean magic erasers work well also. I leave plastic on until it starts to fray.


I leave mine on until they wear as well.


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Old 08-26-2019, 06:34 AM
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I only buy rods with cork handles. It they have plastic on them I remove it. I've never even thought about cleaning them.
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