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Old 06-21-2019, 11:59 AM
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I would like to know if I should seal the wooden handle with anything to help it resist the elements?
I am new to water hunting and am not sure what to expect. I have been reading a lot and am getting ideas but am getting the handle today and want to get it set up asap.
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Old 06-21-2019, 12:01 PM
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I didn't but I am using a post hole digger handle.

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Old 06-21-2019, 01:20 PM
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I coat mine maybe once a year with spar varnish, same wooden handle for like 5 years now...

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Old 06-21-2019, 03:15 PM
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Just bought a Post Hole handle. Should I still put something on it?

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Old 06-21-2019, 06:35 PM
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I put multiple coats of polyurethane on mine-replaced once in 3 years.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:25 PM
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Default Sealing your wood handle

This will do the job for you. Give it a few coats to start with.
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Old 06-21-2019, 10:12 PM
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Spar would be awesome but... I didn’t have any so dunked it a few times into some stain I happened to have. it’s a $8? Shovel handle....

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Old 06-22-2019, 08:32 AM
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The price is not the only thing to consider. If your handle rots and snaps during a hunt you are done hunting. My advice.....take the Carbon Fiber plunge and be done with it. The weight alone made me do it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 04:05 PM
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I used X-Grip shrink tube, 35mm for 1-1/4" handle. X-Tube Heat Shrink Wrap Tubing 39"&64" Lengths for Rod Grips-5 Color 14 Sizes US https://www.ebay.com/itm/X-Tube-Heat...ae0a1ef45d5191

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Old 06-22-2019, 04:26 PM
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I use a hole fiberglass hole handle....$20 and has lasted me a good 7 years now. If you use a wood handle....much like a baseball bat...ensure the direction of the grain is correct.

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Old 06-22-2019, 06:03 PM
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Carbon fiber is the way to go...……….

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Old 06-22-2019, 06:31 PM
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Good tip on aligning the grain to the proper orientation. Another vote for the Carbon Fiber handle. Good luck!

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