Why Build Beyond the Limits of Factory Rods?

If you’re wondering, why in the world would I build a custom fishing rod? Well, shopping through seas of the same factory rods only leads to settling for what seems good enough. But in custom rod building, you have all the options and control…

4 Steps to Shape Custom Cork Grips

Learn what it takes to shape cork into custom grips that improve performance, comfort, and style. Making Your Own Full Wells, Half Wells, and More Cork is a classic grip material that will always have its place in rod building. Easy to…

4 Steps for Rapid Reduction Spinning Guide Layouts

Learn 4 simple steps for setting up a rapid reduction guide layout on your custom fishing rod. How to Assemble Rapid Reduction with K-Guides While this guide concept works best with braid, rapid reduction isn’t as hard a concept as many…

6 Steps to Remove and Replace EVA Fishing Grips

Check out Mud Hole’s 6 simple steps to remove and replace worn EVA grips over the butt end of your fishing rod. The ability to easily repair components on a fishing rod is a huge bonus of custom rod building. An experienced builder…

How to Shape EVA Fishing Grips

Find out the easy way to shape custom EVA grips for your next fishing rod. Rod Building’s 5 Steps for Shaping EVA Grips When it comes to rod building, shaping grips is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to customize your fishing…

How To Remove & Replace Casting Rod Guides

Learn how to remove a broken guide and then correctly replace it to restore overall performance. Don't miss the step by step video tutorial at the bottom! Join Our Newsletter The Basics of Guides and Finding…