The Holiday Season’s Best Rod Building Gifts

Find out what rod builders and anglers really want from this season of gift giving!

Great Fishing Gifts for Last Minute Shoppers!

The holiday season is here, but we know that doesn’t always mean you’re done shopping. But don’t worry, there’s still hope here at Mud Hole!

There’s still time to finish up and give the perfect presents with Mud Hole’s last chance gift ideas.

Mud Hole has great gift ideas for any last minute shoppers – Find the best fitting gift and get it super quick!

Give a Mud Hole Gift Certificate!

Need a one size fits all gift for your favorite rod builder? Give a Mud Hole Gift Card!

Gift Certificates guarantee that rod builder can select the components, equipment, and more that they really want.

There’s nothing like hassle free holiday shopping and Mud Hole’s Gift Cards are the perfect stress free solution for speedy delivery in time for the holidays.

That’s right, no shipping required… You can print it out at home and then use it as a stocking stuffer, or slide it under the tree – It’s that easy!

Trust us, nothing lights up an angler’s face like cash they HAVE to spend on more fishing gear.

Book a Virtual Rod Building Class!

If you know someone who loves fishing and tinkering with gear, the gift of rod building is one that keeps on giving.

That’s why we offer rod building classes, including industry leading virtual classes that are perfect for anyone, anywhere!

With virtual classes for different style fishing rods and experienced instructors alongside to help, class members will go from beginners to confident custom rod builders in no time.

We ship all the parts and supplies directly to your home, so everything you need for the class is there waiting for you!

Check out a couple testimonials from virtual class alumni:

“I just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful job you all did in presenting our recent virtual class. When told our class would be online, rather than in-person, my reaction was to cancel. I did not see how such a “hands on” subject could work online. Well, I must say, it worked incredibly well. I felt like the instructors were right there with me – their experience and presentation were excellent. The instructor’s segmented videos were extremely helpful – I could review each subject over and over until I felt comfortable with it. I would encourage anyone who is interested in the class, but hesitant about the online format, to go for it. It was great.”

Gary Wright, November 3-5, 2020 Virtual DIY Rod Building Class student

Wow – what a great class. The Zoom platform was outstanding. Jesus and Mike are TOP NOTCH instructors – very patient, very informative and very entertaining. I will recommend this class to anyone wanting to explore rod building!

Gary W. Wall, November 7-8, 2020 Virtual DIY Rod Building Class student

Book a Virtual Rod Building Class here!

Last Day for Standard Shipping! 

REMINDER – Order by Dec. 9th for Guaranteed Delivery Dec. 24th

Our friends at FedEx want to remind you that due to record demand for home deliveries this year, they are anticipating longer than normal timelines on deliveries.

Today, Dec. 9 is the cutoff date to guarantee delivery by December 24th for Standard shipping throughout the US.

Remember, there is still time for orders shipped via Express, FedEx 2-Day, and FedEx Next-Day Air, however, for guaranteed delivery by Dec. 24th—ALL orders with standard shipping must be placed by December 9 to arrive in time.

Get FedEx Delivery Manager to Monitor Shipping & More!

We also encourage you to sign up for the FedEx Delivery Manager this holiday season, so you can actively monitor your Mud Hole shipments, provide instruction on where to leave deliveries at your home, and redirect deliveries to thousands of FedEx, Walgreens, and Dollar General locations for pick up.

By shopping early and placing orders in advance, you will ensure that you have time to build that perfect gift, and you will have peace of mind knowing that it will arrive in time!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Customer Service team by phone, email, or through our social media channels.

Happy Holidays everyone, and happy building!

Add these Rod Repair Stocking Stuffers!

Looking for quick stocking stuffers? Gift your favorite angler these great rod repair stocking stuffers this holiday season!

Get your Rod Repair Stocking Stuffers here!

Don’t overlook how many supplies and components it takes to run a successful rod repair shop let alone a rod building business. From replacing guides and tip tops, to repairing handles, get all the components and supplies you need at Mud Hole Custom Tackle.

Want a great place to start? The Premium Workshop Supply Kit is great to replenish all the commonly used supplies involved in rod repair and rod building!

Have worn grips that need a facelift and a little more feeling back? Try Winn’s best-selling Overwrap… It’s super easy to apply and it feels great in your palm!

Plus, there’s tons of color and pattern options in our selection. Shop Winn Overwrap!

Build & Fish MHX Metallic Color Series Rods

Now you can build with the most popular MHX rod blanks in 14 stunning metallic color options – Pick your favorite, or build that special someone an incredible custom fishing rod with the performance to match!

Shop MHX Metallic Color Series Rods here…

Taking a lineup of best-selling MHX rod blanks and adding 14 incredible color options, these MHX holiday builds will be your best bet for performance driven fishing rods in the style that your family, friends, and customers will definitely love.

Color options include Metallic Blue (BLU), Metallic Green (GRN), Metallic Light Blue (LBL), Metallic Bright Green (LME), Metallic Black Pearl (MBP), Metallic Copper (MC), Metallic Silver (MET), Metallic Pink (PNK), Metallic Purple (PUR), Metallic Red (RED), Metallic Seafoam (SEA), Metallic Gunsmoke (SMK), Gloss White (W) and Slate.

Whether building a themed rod, or choosing some favorites for friends, the MHX Metallic Color Series brings custom rod builders the finest selection of rod blanks in the widest range of colors available for the perfect holiday surprise!

Start Building a 2-Piece Color Series Rod

The holidays are here and deals don’t get much better than the CRB Color Series!

And now you can find the affordable performance of CRB’s Color Series in 2-piece models and your choice of 6 popular colors.

With a variety of lengths, powers, and actions, the 2-piece models fulfill rod specs for a diverse range of anglers to build the fishing rod they prefer, and in a color they really want. Plus, the 2-piece construction helps you pack your rod for destination fishing, or you can keep it in the back of your truck for quick stops by your local pond, stream, or lake.

Once you get to the water, simply put the ferrules together and you’re ready to fish!

Not only is traveling more convenient than ever, you also get to build a quality fishing rod without breaking the bank. That’s a hard deal to beat whether you’re a weekend warrior, or you’re always on the water.

Start with the right rod specs, and then choose your favorite color to build a fishing rod you’re proud to carry anywhere!

Custom Fishing Gear to Promote Your Business

Promote your rod building business with customized gear – featuring your own logo and no order minimums!


Whether you’re new to the business side of rod building, or you’re a well-established shop booked with builds, you can put your rod building pride on notice with custom gear featuring your logo, favorite fishy saying, and so much more!

Order Custom Gear for Rod Builders here…

That’s right, no order minimums so you can get custom apparel that’s attractive and affordable for your business.

Display your logo proudly on T-Shirts, Long Sleeves, Sweatshirts, Koozies, Business Cards, & Customized Rod Decals!

If you want to take your rod building business to the next level, check out Mud Hole’s Wholesale Program and apply today. Get great deals on everything from rod blanks and components, to supplies, and custom gear.

Need inspiration for holiday shopping? We are here to help!

Build a College Themed Custom Fishing Rod

Everyone loves a themed custom rod, especially with their favorite college team!


Whether you’re an alum, or a huge fan, Mud Hole carries college decals and all the thread colors you need to build an awesome collegiate themed fishing rod.

Shop College Rod Decals! 

Cool Thread Examples for Popular College Teams

Pick out your College Colors in ProWrap Thread!

Plus, with Color Series Rod Blanks from MHX and CRB, you can choose from really cool colors and know you’re getting the fishing performance that all anglers are after!

Browse MHX Metallic Color Series Rods…

Or check out the CRB Color Series in 1-piece & 2-piece options!

Build the perfect college fishing rod with the help of Mud Hole Custom Tackle.

Get your holiday shopping done early… Start shopping now!

Assortment Kits Perfect for Any Rod Builder

Whether building your custom fishing rods for business or pleasure, Mud Hole’s wide variety of Assortment Kits means stocking up with all the components you need in convenient kits.

Give the gift that keeps on giving with Mud Hole’s assortment kits!

Featuring anything from guides and tip tops, to hook keepers, winding checks, thread packs, and so much more, get the rod builder in your family stocked up with high-quality components for less.

Check out all the Assortment Kits below for more info:

Don’t forget about Tackle Crafting…

We carry DIY lure building kits to make your own lures with the most popular options.

Grab your Lure Building Kits for the holidays!

A Wishlist for Your Favorite Fisherman

A custom rod is the ideal gift for any angler this season!

We have the largest inventory of rod building products, so that you can choose everything from specific parts, to custom colors, and more.

The Color Series from CRB is designed for custom rod builders looking to balance performance, quality, and value. For anglers of all ages, the Color Series brings Rod Blanks, Reel Seats, and Rod Kits for you to build the perfect custom rod.

Not to mention, there’s 14 rod blank models and 12 cool colors to build the rod that special someone truly wants and needs!

Give the Gift of Rod Building

Are you tired of using the same old off the shelf fishing gear that plagues retail centers? Then you came to the right place!


We have literally everything you need to build your own fishing rod and custom lures, and we carry the largest selection in the world. Plus, we ship worldwide!

Don’t delay, shop for holiday gifts from Mud Hole Custom Tackle today!

Now is the time to give the gift of rod building. Whether building that custom rod for someone special, or getting them started building their own rods with a Turnkey Rod Building Kit, Mud Hole is the best place to buy everything you need.

Our turnkey rod building kits include everything you need to build your own custom fishing rod, and the supplies to build up to two more.

From the fishing rod blank, to the components and supplies, we have bundled everything you need in one convenient kit. Just choose which rod building kit fits your application, and you will be building your custom fishing rod in no time at all!

Holiday Shipping Update 

With the Holiday Season upon us, the Mud Hole team continues to bring you only the best in rod building and tackle crafting products, along with unsurpassed customer service to match! We are stocking up our warehouse and receiving more inventory daily as we remain committed to you during this upcoming season.

This year we are encouraging all of our customers to shop early in preparation for the holidays. Our shipping carriers have informed us that they are anticipating record demand for home deliveries, which will put a strain on their resources, as well as their shipping timelines. We continue to work closely with our shipping partners to provide the best possible service and schedules in efforts to set proper expectations for you.

By shopping early and placing orders in advance, you will ensure that you have time to build that perfect gift, and you will have peace of mind knowing that it will arrive in time!

Below are the current shipping timelines from FedEx in order to receive your purchase in time for your holiday celebration. We will continue to monitor and update this schedule as needed.

For Guaranteed Delivery by Thursday, Dec. 24th:

Shipping MethodCutoff Date:

StandardWednesday, December 9

International (Canada only)Friday, December 11

ExpressTuesday, December 15

FedEx 2-DayTuesday, December 22

FedEx Next-Day AirWednesday, Dec 23

We recommend signing up for FedEx Delivery Manager, where you can actively monitor your Mud Hole shipments, provide instruction on where to leave deliveries at your home, redirect deliveries to thousands of FedEx, Walgreens, and Dollar General locations for pick up, and more.