5 Rod Building Gift Ideas for Under $30

It’s that time of year again, not quite the holidays, but the brief blur before when you scramble to get all the gifts together. If you left it all until last minute don’t swear off Santa Claus because we at Mud Hole are here to help, check out these 5 great gift ideas for under $30.

CRB 3-Roll Tape Dispenser

When it comes to rod building, tape is used more often than some might expect. From taping on guides and handles to making arbors for the reel seat, rod builders tend to use a serious amount of tape.

Avoid the pesky problem of misplaced masking tape by installing up to three tape rolls on one CRB 3-Roll Tape Dispenser. Storing any tape with the core size of 3” and max diameter of 5.5”, the CRB Tape Dispenser houses 3 independent rolling dispensers to give you multiple width options all in one place.

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Photo shows ½”, ¼”, and 1/8” tape, which is not included.

The accessibility of CRB’s 3-Roll Tape Dispenser will dramatically increases your productivity, but wait until you hear its price. At just $24.95, the CRB 3-Roll Tape Dispenser is a simple and inexpensive solution to both your work station and your holiday panic!

RBS Rolling Tool Tray

Have you ever misplaced your epoxy brush or mushed your elbow into forgotten epoxy? Don’t feel embarrassed because it happens to old and new rod builders alike. CRB felt rod builder’s pain so they introduced the RBS Rolling Tool Tray so that your materials and tools can stay right there with you.

Keep everything in hands reach with the RBS Rolling Tool Tray.

Keep everything in hands reach with the RBS Rolling Tool Tray.

No matter if you need to burnish a thread wrap or apply epoxy, these rolling trays keep your tools in immediate reach. Easy to install yet hard to live without, RBS Rolling Trays will subtly reform your RBS work station by clearing clutter and keeping your tools as well as your materials organized.

It also fits on the American Tackle power Wrapper track!

A huge help at a little cost, the RBS Rolling Tool Tray will roll away with you for only $24.95.

Lighted Head Strap Magnifier

Sometimes wrapping a micro guide or doing intricate decorative work, you must see what you are doing in the finest of detail. The Lighted Head Strap Magnifier allows you to do just that regardless of the lighting in your work station.

CRB's Head Strap Magnifier lets you work when you want.

CRB’s Head Strap Magnifier lets you work when you want despite the light.

The Lighted Head Strap Magnifier features flip-up lenses with four magnification levels: 1.8x, 2,3x, 3.7x, and 4.8x, along with dual LED lights with independent switches, and an adjustable head strap equipped with contoured padding. So, if you’re often finding yourself tinkering with a custom rod build at all hours of the day, the Lighted Head Strap Magnifier is just the tool you need. And honestly at $15.95, we are surprised it’s not on your holiday list already!

CRB LED Magnifier

To the same tune, if you are fine tuning thread wraps or doing elaborate decorative work, it helps to zoom in on the job you are completing. The CRB LED Magnifier brings the attention to detail that rod builder’s dream about.

CRB's LED Magnifier brings a zoom and light combo to help you at all hours.

CRB’s LED Magnifier brings a zoom and light combo that can help you at all hours.

Featuring a fully flexible arm, a lightweight 4” rimless 2.5x magnifier with an added 6x macro lens, and a dual battery operated LED light, the CRB LED Magnifier easily mounts onto your HWS-1 Hand Wrapper. So, if you are rushing a midnight thread wrap or trying to execute an extreme decoration, the CRB LED Magnifier can surely help.

Not to mention that at the low price of $24.95, it’ll help without hurting your holiday budget.

ProWrap Metallic Braid

Remember all the time you spent wrapping decorative handles with only a single thread? Well now you can forget them as you use ProWrap’s Metallic Braid to wrap brilliant designs in half the time.

This 7-piece color kit comes with highly reflective braid in the following colors: Gold, Green, Red, Black, Blue, Purple, and Silver.

This 7-piece color kit comes with highly reflective braid in the following colors: Gold, Green, Red, Black, Blue, Purple, and Silver.

The gift of 7 luminous braid options is already great, but at the discounted price of $24.95, ProWrap Metallic Braid is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

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