Check out these awesome rod building gifts and their low-prices that make this holiday season even sweeter.
The Rod Building Gift Guide: Bundles Under $100
Whether doing some last minute shopping for your favorite angler or even yourself, these are the perfect gift packages to put in your cart. These bundles are assembled by rod builders and for rod builders to provide easy solutions for tools, supplies, and more in any rod building workshop.
What to add from your rod building wish list:
1. Epoxy Bottle Warmer ($ 34.95)
As the cold weather causes temperatures in your workshop to plummet, your epoxy supplies will also take a serious hit. Hardening and sometimes even crystalizing, epoxy resins can become too viscous and unusable.
Rather than let your supply suffer, use the CRB Epoxy Bottle Warmer to revive your epoxy finish. By re-liquifying crystalized epoxy resin, this handy epoxy warmer saves your supplies and makes epoxy easier to work with.
With two bottle holders to warm the epoxy’s resin and hardener, you can use it to decrease the viscosity of both components. By preserving and increasing the flowing properties epoxy, the CRB Epoxy Bottle Warmer makes mixing and applying epoxy much easier even in the dead of winter.
Product Spotlight: Epoxy Bottle Warmer
2. Finishing Kit with Epoxy Mixer ($ 76.19)
If you’re looking for an easy way to improve your epoxy finish this kit is the answer. The Finishing Kit with Epoxy Mixer is the perfect solution to mixing and applying epoxy.
This finishing kit includes an electric epoxy mixer, 4 oz. of ProKöte, and all the brushes, mixing sticks and supplies you will need to finish multiple rod builds.
Your Finishing Kit Includes:
• CRB Epoxy Mixing System
• (1) ProKöte 4 oz. epoxy finish
• (10) 1/4 inch nylon brushes
• (10) epoxy mixing cups
• (10) mixing sticks
• (1) 3 cc color coded syringe set
• (1) Self-sealing bottle cap syringe insert set
• (1) Alcohol burner
• (25) 3″ disposable epoxy foil mixing dishes
This is your best opportunity to stock up on your finishing supplies and save!
Epoxy Mixing System
Mistakes can be made often during the epoxy process.
For example, the wrong mixing technique can have negative consequences on the curing process of the epoxy. Whether causing an extended drying time, failing to dry at all, or adding bothersome bubbles, save yourself the migraine by using CRB’s Epoxy Mixing System.
The Epoxy Mixing System or EM1, features an 18 RPM motor that churns at a constant rate to guarantee a bubble-free epoxy mix each time. Not only eliminating troublesome bubbles, the EM1 also extends the life of an epoxy mixture by keeping it fresh and perfectly mixed for longer periods of time. Saving time and money, CRB’s Epoxy Mixing System will improve your productivity and preserve your resources.
ProKöte Rod Building Thread Finish
Experienced rod builders know what they want in a rod finish: extended working time, easy leveling, good bubble release, thread saturation, ultimate clarity and protection from UV yellowing.
ProKöte Epoxy Finish answers these needs while providing the industry’s first medium build epoxy. The difference is clear.
• Medium build offers the ideal balance between curing/working time
• Crystal clear wraps
• Rated the #1 rod building finish
3. Triple Tape Dispenser
Make speedy tape arbors, secure guides, and more with the handy CRB 3 Roll Tape Dispenser!
Keep this dispenser nearby for quick work with any taping tasks in rod building.
This awesome workshop tool makes easy work of securing guides, making reel seat arbors, and so much more. It can hold up to three different rolls of tape with various widths at one time and also features a non-slip base that utilizes 4 strategically placed suction cup feet.
4. Butt Wrap Starter Kit ($ 66.99)
This Butt Wrap Starter Kit is specifically designed to get builders started with one of the more popular decorative techniques used in rod building… Butt wraps!
It includes all the tools, supplies, thread, braid, and the CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool you need to start adding unique threadwork to your custom rods.
The Butt Wrap Starter Kit Includes:
• CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool
• (1) ProWrap Nylon Thread, 100yd, Size D, Black
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Thread, Size A, 100yd, Silver
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Braid, 10yd Card, Blue
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Braid, 10yd Card, Black
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Braid, 10yd Card, Green/Gold
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Braid, 10yd Card, Purple/Blue/Silver
• (1) ProWrap Metallic Braid, 10yd Card, Silver/Gold/Black
• (1) Thread Tool Combo Package
• (1) China Marker, Peel-Off, White
• (1) Rod Builders Tape, 1/2″ x 60 yd
CRB Butt Wrap Alignment Tool
The Butt Wrap Alignment Tool streamlines the process of laying out and aligning even the most complex decorative wraps. The V-notch base cradles and centers the blank perfectly while the attached aluminum straight edge allows builders to line up the crosses of a butt-wraps on any axis.
Whether you are an expert doing intricate wraps or a novice trying your first diamond wrap the CRB-BWAT will help take your decorative work to the next level.
5. 17-Spool ProWrap Thread ($ 44.95-64.98)
Can’t get enough thread colors?
No problem, this 17-Spool ProWrap Thread Kit includes 13 spools of Nylon or Colorfast and 4 spools of Metallic.
This gift box includes 17 x 100-yard spools of ProWrap thread in popular colors and a stack-able thread box to keep the thread organized.
Product Spotlight: ProWrap Thread
Note: Individual spools included in the kit may be substituted for similar colors if unavailable.
Trim Band Creation Kit
Wrap stunning trim bands with this professional grade Trim Band Creation Kit.
This kit is specifically designed to get builders started with one of the most common decorative techniques used in rod building. Trim bands!
The spring scissors, thread pick, and burnishing tool will make the task of creating perfectly straight trim bands a breeze! 12 included spools of Size “A” Pro Wrap Metallic Thread will match-up perfectly with whatever primary thread color you choose.
6. Extreme Reamer Set ($ 69.99)
In rod building, reaming is a must and a good quality reamer is just as important to get the job done.
But when rod blanks have various diameters, the Extreme Reamer Set answers the call with four different diameters to accurately and safely ream grips to fit. The extreme reamer is the greatest commercial reamer available and the complete set provides the perfect fit for virtually any rod diameter.
These versatile solid glass reamers are designed to work as a hand reamer for the delicate work or to be chucked up in your drill for jobs requiring a more heavy-duty approach.
All Reamers come standard with 50 Grit abrasive, but there is 32 grit abrasive tape available in 25 foot replacement rolls.
Extreme Reamer Set Includes:
Stock No. Length Tapered O.D.
EXR-S 14″ 0.215″ – 0.360″
EXR-M 14″ 0.340″ – 0.475″
EXR-L 14″ 0.495″ – 0.575″
EXR-XL 14″ 0.550″ – 0.700″
7. CRB Measuring and Alignment Assortment Kit ($ 77.65)
Get all of your rod building measuring supplies in this great bundle!
The CRB Measuring and Alignment Assortment Kit includes several guide sizing and alignment tools, and even measuring syringes for your 50/50 paste and epoxies. Supplying your workshop and saving you money, this kit is assembled by rod builders for rod builders.
Your Measuring & Alignment Kit Includes:
• Digital Caliper
• (1) CRB Laser Alignment Tool
• (1) CRB Guide Alignment & Reel Seat Spacer Tool
• (2) CRB Tip Top and Guide Gauge
• (2) 3 cc CRB Color Coded Syringe Sets
• (2) 10 cc CRB Color Coded Syringe Sets
This is the time to grab all your measuring supplies in one bundle and save money doing it!
All rod blanks are tapered from the butt to the tip. This tapered feature is important for performance, but it also makes accurate blank measurements harder to find.
For example, winding checks require the exact size of the location where you intend to install it. Since winding checks serve as decorative and professional accents, you want each one to fit on the rod blank with precision.
Digital Calipers are the perfect tool to get pinpoint measurements on tapered rod blanks. The precision of digital calipers are a lifesaver because it allows rod builders to plan out rods with the ultimate accuracy.
Product Spotlight: Digital Calipers
CRB Laser Alignment Tool
Next to spacing guides, aligning guides is one of the most tedious steps in building a high performance fishing rod. Take out the guesswork and paranoid squinting with CRB’s Laser Alignment System.
This tool eliminates position variations between guides and also prevents you from staring at your blank like it’s abstract art. Improving the guide layouts as well as your own self-esteem, CRB’s Laser Alignment System is as useful as it is easy to use.
Product Spotlight: CRB Laser Alignment System
The CRB-LZR is easily attached to your rod with the reel foot mount and features a vertical laser beam, a reversible tape measure, and several leveling bubbles.
CRB Guide Alignment & Reel Seat Spacer Tool
The CRB Alignment Sight and Reel Seat Spacer is the simple, yet effective tool that takes the guesswork out of reel seat mounting.
Its bead sight allows builders to align their seats easily and accurately with their spine marks while putting together the handle assembly. The mounting foot profile is based off industry standard reel size and makes installing popular split reel seats a breeze.
Product Spotlight: CRB Guide Alignment and Reel Seat Spacer Tool
Easy to use and handy to have around, you definitely want to add this rod building tool to your line up.
8. ProProducts Variety Pack ($ 84.78)
This ProProducts Variety Pack includes a 4oz. size of all the epoxy and glue selections from ProProducts, and is priced to move – so it’s a great deal to try their ProKöte, ProPaste and ProGlü products.
Developed “For Rod Builders, By Rod Builders” – the ProKöte, ProGlü and ProPaste products are the results of years of testing and development, crafted by a lifetime of experience in custom rod building and fishing. These fantastic rod building products were developed from scratch to be the absolute best finishes and epoxies money can buy.
• (1) 4 oz. ProPaste
• (1) 4 oz. ProPaste Fast-Set
• (1) 4 oz. ProKote
• (1) 4 oz. ProKote High Build
• (1) 4 oz. ProGlu
• (1) 4 oz. ProGlu 5 minute
• (6) 3cc syringe kits
• (4) 10cc syrnge kits
• (2) 20mm Self-Sealing Bottle Cap Syringe Insert
• (4) 24mm Self-Sealing Bottle Cap Syringe Insert
Add a Fishing Rod Kit to Your Cart!
There comes a time when your old rod just isn’t cutting it with the lure or technique you are fishing.
This problem comes with a simple solution… build the perfect fishing rod yourself!
Boosting performance by fine-tuning your fishing rod with custom components is an easy way to guarantee you have the right rod for the job. From the rod blank and guide layout down to the grips and reel seat, the ability to customize each component dials in fishing performance better than factory rods.
With the convenient Turnkey Rod Kits that include the rod blank and components as well as the building tools and supplies, it has never been easier or more cost effective to start rod building.
Plus, streamlined Multi-Option Rod Kits bring more custom options for every angler to design and build their dream fishing rod.
Packed with performance and built with pride, building your own custom fishing rod is a great way to get your mind and your fishing just right.
Optimize your fishing rod and catch all the results!
Happy Holidays and Happy Rod Building
This holiday season, don’t stress over what to get your favorite rod builder because we’ve already got you covered.
Review of Top 8 Rod Building Bundles for Great Gifts:
Rod building is certainly a gift that keeps on giving and these bundles are designed to keep it that way.
So from all of us here at Mud Hole, happy holidays and happy rod building!