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3 Classic Bound Pros Talk Custom Rods

These pros are taking their skills in fishing and rod building to the 2018 Bassmaster Classic ultimate. Custom Rod Building Makes the Bassmaster Cut The Bassmaster Classic is a massive event in competitive bass fishing and 3 Mud Hole National Pro Staffers are looking to make a big splash in 2018. Check out these awesome […]

How to Space Rapid Reduction Spinning Guide Train

Learn the basic steps for setting up a rapid reduction guide train for your custom fishing rod. 4 Basic Steps for Rapid Reduction K-Guide Layout While this guide concept works best with braid, rapid reduction isn’t as hard a concept as many rod builders assume. The basic principle behind rapid reduction is that it merges […]

4 Quick Factors for Buying Fishing Rod Blanks

Capture the perfect performance for your fishing rod blank by doing the research and finding out which rod blank is the best fit. Reminders for Blank Shopping: From action and power to application and design, there are blanks engineered to catch anything and everything in the water. Don’t be overwhelmed, just use these helpful hints! […]

Why Learn to Build Custom Fishing Rods?

Discover why custom rod building captures the attention of avid anglers and craftsman alike. The Keys to Custom Rod Building Custom rod building is a craft that can quickly become your favorite pastime as well as your way to improve fishing rod performance. Rod Building Benefits Regardless of fishery or application, rod building allows you […]

Put Your Favorite Team on Custom Fishing Rods

With Mud Hole’s Jersey Skinz it will be a tailgate party in your rod locker with these awesome jersey decals that add your favorite team’s colors to your custom rod. Custom Rods Ready for Gameday Jersey Skinz measure 2.25″ x 6″ and are designed to be cut-to-fit, and feature high-res imagery and are printed on […]

3 Tips for Quick Guide Preparation

Preparing each guide for installation on the rod blank is crucial to building a better looking custom rod with the performance to match. Use these 3 tips to get your guides ready to go: 1.    File Down the Guide Foot   Start by using a small file and working the end of the guide foot […]

Easy Instructions for Wrapping Fishing Rod Guides

Learn how to wrap guides for smooth, sleek results that impress all your fishing friends. Step 1: Start your Thread Wrap In the beginning of the thread wrap, start about 1/4 inch or so (this distance is personal preference) from the guide, and set up your HWS-1 Hand Wrapper to wrap left to right. Wrap […]

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 […]