The 2023 Rod Building Gift Guide

The 2023 Rod Building Gift Guide

More than any other time of the year, our gift giving creativity reaches new heights during the holidays. This season, we have curated a list to help you buy for that special rod builder or angler in your life. 

No matter how long or daunting your list might be, we break it down for you based on gifts for the new rod builder or for the builder that seems to already have everything! There are items for all budgets that will look great under the tree or for a perfect stocking stuffer. 

*Reminder: For FedEx ground delivery, orders must be placed by noon on Tuesday, December 12th for Guaranteed Delivery by Sunday, December 24th*

All In One Rod Building Kit - MB843

There might not be a more popular rod blank for bass and inshore anglers than the MB843 by MHX. This 7' medium-heavy power blank offers a fast action which is ideal for worming, spinnerbaits, and both topwater for bass as well inshore for seatrout, snook and redfish. Mud Hole combines this popular rod blank with an expertly curated kit of rod building tools. This is an all-in-one kit ready for a bow or your favorite wrapping paper and just sit back and watch the delight on a new rod builders face! 

Power Wrapper Kit

Is you favorite rod builder still wrapping on the CRB Advanced Hand Wrapper? Not that there is anything wrong with that, but are they ready for the next step? Maybe they aspire to have a rod building business or maybe they were just really good this year. 

This Power Wrapper Kit features the RBS-PRO G2 along with the RBS aluminum base station, the new CRB Roller Stands and the 2-spool thread carriage. Take that rod building bench and turn it in to a true rod building workshop! 

Stocking Stuffers

Although in years past we have not mentioned stocking stuffers but in this case, the product team at CRB have come out with a couple items that are just too good to overlook. 

CRB Decal Roller Set

As rod builders we are always faced with applying decals. Whether specifications, brand name or even a custom decal like these...Custom DecalsThe fact of the matter is, we have all messed up a decal one time or another. Save time by not having to redo a decal and get better results every time with this decal roller set. Keep in mind you can also use this for applying abalone, snake skin or other decorative items.

CRB Thread Carriage Magnets

The first thing anyone sees when they pick up a custom rod, is the threadwork. For some it might be decorative and others it can be simple guide wraps but either way, thread wraps matter. These magnets are compatible with all CRB two and four-spool thread carriages, whether you're utilizing the advanced hand wrapper or opting for a rolling thread carriage on your power wrapper. Additionally, they seamlessly work with the horizontal thread carriages from American Tackle & Pacific Bay.

Upgrade for the Holidays!

We appreciate our loyal customers and Mud Hole is continually striving for better products to help make rod building easier or more fun! With that being said, lets look at a couple products that can be a great upgrade or add-on for that special rod builder in your life.  Or, you can just treat yourself! 

RBS Roller Stand Rod Support

An indispensable tool for all rod builders in need of height adjustable rod stands that can lock in the RBS Aluminum Base Station with T-Bolts or can be used free standing on your work bench. Featuring smooth rolling ball bearings and non-marking wheels, there is not a better rod stand at this price point. 

CRB PRO Roller Stand Rod Support

Crafted with precision, the CRB Roller Stands are machined from 100% Aircraft Grade Aluminum, setting them apart as the premier threaded rod stands with unique locking collet nuts. These nuts allow for nearly infinite height adjustments, offering unparalleled versatility. Turn your power wrapper into a custom grip turning station with these Pro Stands. They are designed to integrate with the RBS Aluminum Base Station but there is also a base plate adapter to allow these to fit the American Tackle and Pac-Bay aluminum tracks.

Gifts for your Angler 

We all know that person that is impossible to buy for, whether they already have everything or they shop for themselves, it leaves the rest of the gift givers out in the cold. We do have a few ideas to help! 

Mud Hole Gear

The brilliant designers on the marketing team put together some new Mud Hole t-shirts. Every good brand needs cool gear, and the team knocked it out of the park. So, outfit your rod builder with some cool shirts this season. 

MHX Gear

If you rod builder or angler fishes MHX Rod blanks, be sure to grab them a shirt or a UV face mask to protect them out on the water.  From soft cotton t-shirts to a moisture wicking, performance long sleeve that is UPF-40 rated for sun protection, we have the gear to help you stay comfortable and look good on the water.

MHX Carbon Fiber Push Pole

For the flats angler, the MHX Push Pole is an invaluable tool. It is highly regarded as the best push pole on the market at its price point. A few things that set the MHX above all other is the construction. Built from 100% Carbon Fiber, the MHX push pole is a combination of uni-directional and off-axis Carbon fibers which gives you the greatest amount of power in the push but maintains excellent hoop strength during load. In addition, this push pole is shippable. Even with the three length options of 19', 21' and 23' these push poles can be shipped and assembled anywhere. Currently MHX Push Poles are being used by anglers and professional guides all over the USA, Mexico, Belize, Puerto Rico and even Australia.

Don't worry, assembly is a breeze. We have a blog article and video on MHX Push Pole Assembly

There you have it, our 2023 Holiday Gift Guide. We here at Mud Hole would like to thank you for your continued support and wish you and your family a wonderful Holiday Season! 

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