Mud Hole’s Top 5 Rod Building Resources

You have questions? We have answers!

When it comes to rod building resources, we have all the tools and technical support you need throughout the rod building process. Read this blog to find out more…

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There’s a reason Mud Hole is the leader in rod building education and the largest supplier of components in the world, it’s because we know how diverse the rod building community is, and we are proud to supply and support every rod builder.

From insightful answers regarding products and equipment, to clutch tips and tricks when you need it most, our customer service is backed by decades of experience and we have every possible resource to guarantee your rod building satisfaction!

Find out what rod building resources suit your customer service needs:

1. Rod Building Classes – Sign up!

We begin with Mud Hole’s Rod Building Classes simply because so many students who take the class find that this hands-on introduction to rod building is by far one of the best ways to start.

In just two days over a weekend in a city near you, our traveling rod building experts will provide incredible instruction that gives you all the basics and even some advanced lessons.

Completing the rod building class not only gives you all the knowledge to build your own fishing rods, it also comes with your first rod build, essential equipment, and a certified custom rod building diploma!

Meet our Rod Building Instructors:






Try our Virtual Rod Building Classes

Now Enrolling – Virtual Rod Building Classes in HD Video!

Now available for your convenience – Mud Hole is offering live rod building classes with one of our rod building experts. Class sessions are limited to 5 participants per session in order to provide the highest quality instruction for you.

All classes are conducted using Zoom Meetings — we recommend using a desktop or laptop computer for the best experience.

Weekday virtual classes are split into 3 daily sessions, and run approximately 2.5 hours per day.

Saturday & Sunday virtual classes are split into 2 daily sessions, and run approximately 3.5 hours each day.

Benefits of Virtual Rod Building Classes:

  • Get all of the same tools & supplies as our in-person classes — shipped right to your door!
  • Learn rod building from the comfort of your own home!
  • No travel & hotel accomodations necessary
  • Smaller classroom sizes means even more personalized instruction
  • Sessions can be recorded and archived for your convenience.
  • Social-distancing friendly
  • Select a time & date from the list to book your class today!

Read reviews from our Virtual Class Alumni!

“Loved the class, actually felt like one on one training!” -Robert H.

“Finished class today. Rod is on dryer. Can’t wait to use it. Learned a lot in last 3 days. Had fun! Jesus was a great instructor!” -Kenneth D.

“I really enjoyed working with all of you! As a retired vocational educator; I have a keen understandIng of what goes into the planning, organization and instruction of such a class. I’m very pleased with the finished product, and look forward to breaking it in soon.” -Ron C.

“The class was fantastic! Jesus was great! Was a whole lot of fun!” -David S.




2. Customer Service Department – Contact Us!

We equip our customers with state of the art decision-making resources such as detailed specs, how-to’s, video tutorials, and high resolution photo galleries.

But that doesn’t mean anglers don’t have any questions!

From advice on rod builds and repairs, to blank recommendations and component inquiries, we get all kinds of rod building questions and it’s our pleasure to provide unique answers to each and every inquiry.

At Mud Hole, we believe true service starts after the product you ordered arrives at your doorstep. So we encourage you to not only call for assistance, but also call back if there’s still any lingering questions!

In addition, we follow through on our commitment to excellence with detailed “how-to” videos, printed instructions and back it with exceptional customer service.

Our team of service associates are available via phone, e-mail, and message boards to ensure your utmost satisfaction!

Call Mud Hole’s Help Line at 1-(866)-790-7637 0r (407)-447-7637!

Email Mud Hole’s Technical Support at support@mudhole.com!

The originality rod builders capture in each of their custom fishing rods is one of the greatest parts. Besides gearing the rod to perform optimally in its specific fishing application, there is something about making a fishing rod and knowing it doesn’t exist anywhere else on the market that makes it all quite rewarding.

For most rod builders, no two rods will look the same or even remotely similar. Considering there’s over 30,000 products available to choose from, the levels of customization are virtually infinite. Whether choosing the blank color, the colors for thread wraps, or even adding decals, a custom rod becomes whatever you imagine.

So long story short, let our dedicated customer service help you make that custom rod exactly what you hoped for!

3. Online DIY Resources – Guide Spacing & More!

Let’s say you have a technical question, or you need measurement advice ASAP, but it’s outside of Mud Hole’s hours of operation… Well, we can still help!

Resources To Build Fishing Rods & Lures:

Mud Hole strives to be your number one source for all of your Rod Building and Tackle Making information. Whether you’ve never built a fishing rod before in your life, or you’re looking to learn some advanced techniques, you’ve come to the right place!

Use these links below to find answers to any of your questions:

Knowledge Center:

Programs & Websites:

Improve Your Techniques:

4. Social Media Channels – Follow Us!

Social media not only provides a fun way to follow along with Mud Hole Custom Tackle, it also provides another layer of interaction between our dedicated staff and our esteemed customers.

Currently, the popular “Mud Hole Live” show features professional rod builders interacting with customers around the World on a variety of rod building subjects. Two Tuesdays each month, the Mud Hole Live crew puts on a rod building show like nothing else in the fishing industry.

Mud Hole Live got its start on Facebook, but it’s now streamed simultaneously on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, and Vimeo to thousands of custom rod builders around the World monthly.

The hosts have a blast sharing exclusive demos, insight, and experience with the audience, while also taking the time to answer to any questions live on air. Plus, their technical support team behind the scenes replies to all the questions coming in through the comments section of your favorite social media channel.

This elite level of communication and superior live interaction now helps rod builders get immediate satisfaction and know they’ve spent their time wisely learning all the tips and tricks of this rewarding craft.

Check out all of Mud Hole Custom Tackle’s Channels:

Facebook – Mud Hole Custom Tackle


YouTube – Mud Hole


Instagram – @mudholetackle


Pinterest – Mud Hole Custom Tackle


Twitter – @MudHoleTackle


5. The Mud Blog on Rod Building – Read Now!

One more awesome route to find current rod building resources is… where you are now!

The Mud Blog keeps you in the loop by providing perspectives from the MHX pros, quick tips for techniques, and product reviews of everything under the rod building sun.

Plus since you’re currently on the Mud Hole Blog, stay a while and catch up on all the great rod building reads… Read More Rod Building Articles Here!

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