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Pro Angler Brandon Lester's 8'6" Spinning Rod Kit

A fourth-year veteran in the Bassmaster Elite Series, Pro Angler Brandon Lester has been building his own custom rods for almost 4 years. Brandon believes custom rod building not only improves his physical performance, but also boosts his overall…

Avoid Rod Building’s Common Epoxy Problems

When it comes to finishing a custom fishing rod, the epoxy you use, as well as how you use it will forecast the strength of the epoxy’s bond and ultimately, the success of the rod itself. Whether choosing between different epoxy brands…

Mud Hole’s Custom Rod Building Resources

At Mud Hole, custom rod building goes beyond a nightly hobby or weekend craft, it’s a way of life. With decades of experience, Mud Hole’s staff is here to help any and every rod builder looking for more information. From attending…

Protect Your Cork Grips With U-40 Cork Seal

When it comes to handle assemblies, cork has long been a popular grip material known to bring a traditional look and feel to any fishing rod. The biggest knock on cork is its tendency to erode, slough, and chip over time however, all these factors…

5 Unique Ways to Use the CRB Power Head

Since rod building is all about creating, enhancing, and repairing your fishing rod, CRB’s Power Head is an irreplaceable asset to any work station. Now with some added ingenuity, this Power Head is far more than just a power wrapper. The…

5 Steps For Replacing Broken Tip-Tops

Broken tip-tops are the most common fishing rod failure. Likewise, how to measure and replace a tip-top are the most frequently asked questions.  If you fall in this category, you came to right blog, but if you have yet to break a tip-top,…