4 Great Ways to Add Color to Fishing Rods

See all the cool colors available in custom rod building components and get a sneak peek at Mud Hole Live’s next episode on Adding a Pop of Color!

The Guide to Custom Rod Building with COLOR

There is no better way to attract more customers and attention to your rod building skills than a fishing rod that truly stands out in the crowd. When it comes to custom rod building, the ultimate goal is often the best blend of performance and appearance.

Whether it’s a custom build for your best customer, your dear friend, or even your favorite child, try adding the perfect touch of color to build a rod that impresses on and off the water.

1. Build on the Color Series Rod Blanks

There’s a reason that avid anglers become excellent customers and even rod builders themselves, it’s because you simply can’t get the same selection or quality from the shelf.

For instance, these CRB Color Series rod blanks bring 16 completely redesigned models and each model is offered in 12 incredibly vivid colors.

From updating the actions and powers, to including 12 awesome new colors, you simply can’t beat the value or look of these new rod blanks.

Updated Color Series Blank Specifications

The CRB Color Series launches an all-new line of rod blanks engineered with an enhanced variety of actions, powers, and amazing new colors. Between performance and appearance, these high-strength yet lightweight blanks are truly the best bang for your buck!




Vivid Gloss Finish in 12 Colors

Choose your favorite color and build your new favorite fishing rod!

Shop CRB Color Series Rod Blanks

Follow the link below bring the perfect pop of color to your fishing rod with these awesome new CRB Color Series Rod Blanks…

2. Choose Your Favorite Color Reel Seat

Like the Color Series rod blanks, these vivid gloss seats offer premium Color Casting Reel Seats and Color Spinning Reel Seats in the same cool matching colors.


CRB Color Series Reel Seat Hood Finish

Don’t stop at custom colors, these CRB Color Series reel seats also feature your choice of shiny silver or sharp black hoods.

Each Color Reel Seat comes in your choice of the most common rod building sizes, size 16 and size 17. Mix and match the Color Series Rod Blanks and Reel Seats to create an awesome custom combo!

Releasing the Color Series Rod Kits!

If you want the sleek look of a matching reel seat and rod blank combo, the Color Series Rod Building Kits feature your choice of either the matching color reel seat or the standard black graphite seat.

Choose your desired rod specifications and build your new favorite Color fishing rod below:

Light Power Fishing Rods


5’6" IS561L Panfish & Trout Rods

Part #:  IS561L  /  Length:  5’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  2-6 lb. /  Lure: 1/16 – 1/4 oz. / Power: Light  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

6’0" IS601L Panfish & Trout Rods

Part #:  IS601L  /  Length:  6’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  2-6 lb. /  Lure: 1/16 – 1/4 oz. / Power: Light  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 4.5  Shop Now

6’6" IS661L Walleye, Panfish, & Trout Rods

Part #:  IS661L  /  Length:  6’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  4-10 lb. /  Lure: 1/8 – 3/8 oz. / Power: Light  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

7’0" IS701L Walleye, Panfish, Trout, & Lt Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS701L  /  Length:  7’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  4-10 lb. /  Lure: 1/8 – 3/8 oz. / Power: Light  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

7’6" IS761L Panfish & Trout Rods

Part #:  IS761L  /  Length:  7’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  4-10 lb. /  Lure: 1/8 – 3/8 oz. / Power: Light  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now


Medium-Light Power Fishing Rods


6’6" IS661ML Lt Inshore, Walleye, & Panfish Rods

Part #:  IS661ML  /  Length:  6’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  6-12 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. / Power: Medium-Light  /  Action: F  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

7’0" IS701ML Walleye, Panfish, Trout, & Lt Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS701ML  /  Length:  7’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  6-12 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. / Power: Medium-Light  /  Action: F  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now

7’6" IS761ML Lt Inshore & Walleye Rods

Part #:  IS761ML  /  Length:  7’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  6-12 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. / Power: Medium-Light  /  Action: F  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now


Medium Power Fishing Rods


6’0" IS601M Walleye, Panfish, & Trout Rods

Part #:  IS601M  /  Length:  6’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  6-12 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 1/2 oz. / Power: Medium  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

6’6" IS661M Lt Inshore, Bass, & Walleye Rods

Part #:  IS661M  /  Length:  6’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  8-15 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. / Power: Medium  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.0  Shop Now

7’0" IS701M Lt Inshore, Bass, & Walleye Rods

Part #:  IS701M  /  Length:  7’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  8-15 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. / Power: Medium  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now

7’6" IS761M Bass & Lt Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS761M  /  Length:  7’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  8-15 lb. /  Lure: 1/4 – 3/4 oz. / Power: Medium  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now


Medium-Heavy Power Fishing Rods


7’0" IS701MH Lt Inshore & Bass Rods

Part #:  IS701MH  /  Length:  7’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  10-17 lb. /  Lure: 3/8 – 1 oz. / Power: Medium-Heavy  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 6.0  Shop Now

7’6" IS761MH Bass & Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS761MH  /  Length:  7’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  10-17 lb. /  Lure: 3/8 – 1 oz. / Power: Medium-Heavy  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now


Heavy Power Fishing Rods


7’0" IS701H Bass & Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS701H  /  Length:  7’0″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  12-25 lb. /  Lure: 1/2 – 1 1/2 oz. / Power: Heavy  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 6.0  Shop Now

7’6" IS761H Bass & Inshore Rods

Part #:  IS761H  /  Length:  7’6″ /  Pc.  1  Line:  12-25 lb. /  Lure: 1/2 – 1 1/2 oz. / Power: Heavy  /  Action: MF  /  Tip 5.5  Shop Now


Color Series Rod Kits with matching color reel seats.

3. Customize Your Own Color Fishing Grips

Shaping EVA grips in custom colors is another excellent way to tailor your next build to the interests and tastes of your clients.

For example, these Complete Grip Making Kits feature your choice of colored EVA and Camo EVA, so you can customize EVA in the color and style you prefer!

The EVA Grip Making Kit with Steel Mandrels

Start building your own color EVA fishing rod grips! EVA comes with 3 ID sizes of 3/8″, 1/2″, and 5/8″ with 5 color options for each size.

Each EVA segment is 18″ in length to start.

EVA Grip Colors:

These colors help create awesome custom fishing grips!

The Mandrel kit included (MANDKIT-1) comes with four 18″ Oil hardened steel mandrels with 60° taper in each end for live center. These mandrels have been designed for use in turning custom EVA handles. These mandrels also come with a pair of adjustable, removable collars to secure your handle in place while you shape it.

The four mandrel outside diameters included are: 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, and 7/16″.

This EVA Grip Making Kit with Steel Mandrels also includes the tools and supplies you will need to get started: mandrel wax, epoxy, sanding screens and sand paper.

Use this kit to build your own color EVA grips now!




The Camo EVA Grip Making Kit with Steel Mandrels

Start building your own Camo EVA fishing rod grips!

The Camo EVA comes in lengths of 18″ and in 3 ID sizes: 3/8″, 1/2″, and 5/8″ as well as 4 color options for each size.

EVA Camo Grip Colors:

These camo colors truly put the “custom” in custom rod building!

Plus, this kit includes the Mandrel kit (MANDKIT-1), which comes with four 18″ Oil hardened steel mandrels with 60° taper in each end for live center. These four mandrels have outside diameters of 1/4″, 5/16″, 3/8″, and 7/16″.

This grip making mandrel kit also includes the tools and supplies you will need to get started including the mandrel wax, epoxy, sanding screens and sand paper.

Get everything you need to shape your own fishing grips in just one convenient kit!




4. Add Awesome Color Winding Checks

Another day, another awesome set of rod building components from CRB!

Let’s start with the Silicone Snap-in Winding Checks because they certainly up the ante for the creative custom rod builders.

From its sleek construction and cool color options, to its compatibility with skeleton reel seats and simple installation method, these winding checks are definitely a component to add to your cart.

Since winding checks are an easy way to upgrade any rod build with a smooth, sleek finished appearance, CRB also designed these Colored Silicone Winding Check.

Adding these winding checks is not only easy, it also produces the professional look that custom rod building is all about!

CRB Colored Silicone Winding Check Colors:

Mud Hole Live: Add a Pop of Color

Adding custom color components to your fishing rods is an easy and awesome way to take your builds to the next level. Whether building with color rod blanks, reel seats, grips, and even winding checks, watch this episode to get the tips you need to make your custom rods stand out with the perfect POP of COLOR!