I've got a rod that has a Tennessee style handle for a 7' panfish rod that I'm having difficulty figuring out an efficient way to attach a reel to. In the past, I've use electrical tape to put reels on my ice rods, which isn't much of an issue, as I usually leave the reels on all season. With this rod however, I take the reel off between every trip. I've noticed that the tape tends to pull up bits of the cork every time, leaving pits in the handle. I don't think it's affecting performance, but it looks a little beat up after a while.
1) Have you found a better way (other than electrical tape) to attach a reel to cork Tennessee style handle?
2) If not, is there anything I can use to treat the cork to avoid pulling bits off with the tape?