Have you ever wanted to build your own fishing rod, but just don’t know where to start?
Well this is the class for you!
Our rod building classes are taught by top professional rod builders with extensive knowledge of all the state of the art techniques and components that build today’s top-performing custom rods.
Build a Personalized 6’6″ Spinning Rod
There’s nothing like catching fish on a rod you built with your own two hands! You will build a 6’6″ graphite spinning rod, and all the tools and materials to build it are included. You even get to choose what thread colors to use as well as a custom fish decal!
Build a personalized spinning rod, complete with your name and choice of decal and thread colors!
The Skills & Knowledge to Build Your Own Rods
Our rod building classes are a 2-day event. During the class students will learn all of the proper techniques for building a custom rod start-to-finish.
Sure there are plenty of learning materials available to help you learn the craft, but for many anglers, there’s nothing quite like the face-to-face hands-on instruction of a class.
Plus, at the end of the course you will be presented with an official Mud Hole endorsed Rod Builder’s Diploma!
Some of the techniques covered on day 1 include:
- Selecting the right components
- Spining rod blanks
- Attaching tip-tops
- Thread wrapping
- Cork reaming
- Filing guide feet
- Guide placement
- Applying finish
- Attaching reel seats…and much more.
Some of the techniques covered on day 2 include:
On day 2 you’ll pick up your finished rod and be treated to free advanced skills demonstrations – going beyond the basics, you will be treated to lessons in:
- Decorative Wraps
- Custom Cork Handles
- Basic Weaving
- Custom Inlays
- Abalone Inlays & More
Custom Rod Building Class Video