Handles and grips

Most new commercial rods have handles of foam or heat shrink.
Cork was less used, but is recently more demanded and applied.
A rod with handles of cork has (I think) a much nicer appearance than one with foam handles, although this is a personal choice.
Recently one asks me often to chance rods with foam or shrink tubing handles into cork handles.
The rods therefore gets a better view and yet a greater added value.
Cork is a natural product and feels warm and soft.
Of course I also place foam and heat shrink handles.
Every one has his own personal taste of course

See below different grip materials

Cork
Cork
Cork A/B quality
Cork A/B quality
Burl cork black
Burl cork black

Rubber cork
Rubber cork

 Foam grips
Foam grip

There are 4 types of heat shrink tubing available.
Plain shrink sleeve with soft skinny feel.
Plain black rubber shrink tube.
Heat shrink tubing with X pattern, blue.
Heat shrink tubing with X pattern. Black.

Different kinds of shrink tubes
Different kinds of shrink tubes
Different kinds of shrink tubes
A set of Fox Xtreme rods was converted from full foam to full cork handles
A set of Fox Xtreme rods was converted from full foam to full cork handles
Portuguese cork of high quality.
Portuguese cork of high quality.
Foam grip full lenght
Cork Handle full lenght
Foam handle
cork handle