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An Interview on Rod Building with Pro Jim Dillard

Jim Dillard, a West Monroe, Louisiana native, is a professional fisherman known by fans and anglers for his consistency and versatility on a number of different bodies of water. Most recently, Jim competed in the 2015 Bass Pro Shops Southern Open on Lake Toho, Florida. Jim has five top-10 finishes at the sport’s top level, […]

5 Simple Reaming Tips for Fishing Rod Grips

Most reaming mistakes happen when we rush a build, so consider these helpful reminders before building your handle assembly. How to Build Better Fitting Handles While reaming a hole in a piece of cork may not be rocket science, there are a few tips that will keep you from having to buy replacement parts when things […]

4 Free Rod Building Resources

Find out how easy rod building is when you have all the resources at your fingertips… and they’re FREE! Custom Rod Building Made Easy Dialing in your custom fishing rod through rod building not only boosts performance, but also gives anglers a sense of pride like no other. Learn more about the resources available to […]

Top 3 Custom Rod Decals

Find out what the most popular decals are and why it’s so easy to add custom decals to any fishing rod! Quick Application Rod Decals Want to add a custom decal to your fishing rod, but don’t have a rod dryer or enough time, then these quick Rod Decal Kits are designed just for you. Simply using the […]

Summer Fishing with DIY Spinnerbaits

Learn why building and fishing your own spinnerbaits catch increase that summer bite How Custom Spinnerbaits Catch Big Bass Spinnerbaits are easily among the legends of fishing tackle because each one is easy to use for beginners, yet incredibly versatile for more experienced anglers. Spinnerbaits are designed to mimic a larger fish chasing smaller bait […]

See Rudolph’s Custom Rod for BFL All-American

After winning entry into the BFL All-American, Jessey Rudolph got a surprise custom rod from his dad that you really have to see to believe. Rod Building with MHX Regional Pro Jessey Rudolph Gary Rudolph wanted to show his son just how proud he was of Jessey’s accomplishments on the water. A Florida local from […]

3 Ways to Improve Any Fishing Rod

Learn 3 easy ways to improve any fishing rod on with the custom rod building gurus of Mud Hole After Hours. Rod Building with Mud Hole After Hours Every angler has those time-tested fishing rods more than deserving of a performance boost, a repair, or even a face lift. Don’t just quit on those old […]

Fish the Free Feeling of Fuji’s SK2 Reel Seat

If you consider yourself a minimalist fisherman, Fuji’s SK2 Spinning and Casting Reel Seats bring one of the most sensitive, lightweight, and versatile reel seats on the market. Why Custom Rod Builders Choose the Fuji SK2 Reel Seat The skeleton seat construction gives rod builders the complete freedom to customize and personalize their fishing rod’s […]

Custom Rod Builders Demo Rod Repair

Rod repair is a crucial aspect of custom rod building and Mud Hole offers plenty of resources to help. Watch this rod repair demo to learn the best ways to fix your favorite fishing rod and how to save money doing it. Salvage your Favorite Custom Fishing Rod Whether repairing or replacing your fishing rod’s […]

After Hours TV: Building the Best Heavy Cover Rod

See what it takes to build the best heavy cover bass rod on this episode of Mud Hole After Hours TV. Episode 4 of Mud Hole After Hours TV Starting with the best MHX blank and moving into all the custom components to go with it, the guys form After Hours TV are back to […]