WHY OUR CORK IS THE BEST
Cork vs. synthetics
There has been a huge wave of synthetic materials that have hit the market recently. Every one of these products tries to emulate the characteristics of natural cork. Being a fisherman or servicing the fishing industry, we would guess you want to choose the most eco-friendly material available. There is no “Greener” material than cork! Producing the cork doesn’t harm trees or the environment. It truly is one of mother nature’s best gift to the angler.
Not only is it environmentally friendly but it has a much finer performance than all the other materials.
It’s soft quality is easy on the hands, making those long days fishing much more enjoyable.
It’s plenty sensitive. It doesn’t pass the most vibration vs. carbon but with a good rod you will still feel everything you need to below the water’s surface. It is more sensitive than EVA and rubber.
It is naturally mold and mildew resistant! Being submerged in water and covered in fish and bait slime this product will last you decades.
You can make it like new again by simply sanding a very fine layer off.
It’s light weight! Cork has a honey comb structure with many empty cells making it one of the lightest natural products. Where rod balance is key cork gives you minimum, causing less fatigue.
Cork Respects Fauna and Flora
Did you know that cork forests, called cork products, are considered biodiversity hotspots? And what are among the best in Europe and the Mediterranean?
The Portuguese mounted can house more than one hundred species of plants and 40 birds, some of which are threatened, such as the Black Stork and the Iberian Lynx.
The cork-mount is one of only 35 ecological hotspots, alongside the Amazon or Madagascar, playing important roles in soil conservation, water quality and oxygen production.
how long is cork?
It withstands temperatures between: (-) 180ºC and (+) 120ºC. In case of fire, cork does not release toxic gases. Unlimited durability while maintaining technical characteristics (official tests prove 45 and 50 years
Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Source
To obtain cork you do not need to cut down or cut down any trees, in this case, the cork oaks. Cork is extracted – a process called “uncorking” – from the living tree, approximately every nine years.
Whenever the tree is uncorked, the cork regenerates in the rest period and, in doing so, absorbs a lot of CO2. In addition, the rose scans live to the age of 300.