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In-Person Beginner Rod Building Workshop#rod type_casting
In-Person Specialty Rod Building Workshop#date & location_05-31-2024 / Oviedo, FL / Surf Rod
Online Beginner Rod Building WorkshopOnline Beginner Rod Building Workshop
Advanced Rod Building Techniques SeminarAdvanced Rod Building Techniques Seminar
I would recommend this class to anyone interested in learning how to make a custom rod. I was very happy with the way my rod came out.

Lee Tashjian, Alto, MI, US

The knowledge and passion shared alone was worth the price of admission. The equipment you come away with is just the bonus.

Dante Spagnolo, Howell, MI, US

Great instructors! They were very knowledgeable and made a first timer very comfortable in making his first rod.

B.B., Laramie, WY, USA

I feel like I’m off to a great start. I would highly recommend this class for new and even experienced rod builders.

George Yezbak

...outstanding!! Had an awesome time and learned a ton. Will bring a bigger notebook next time! Thanks so much for hosting Mudhole!

William Morrison, Hudson, FL, USA

Even though I had built a few rods before I took the class, the instructors showed several new tips I had not known about.

Jim, Durand, WI, USA

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Meet & greet

Most out-of-town guests arrive and visit the Mud Hole facility for a meet and greet on Friday night. Friday night's meet and greet at the Mud Hole facility is the perfect way for out-of-town guests to check out our showroom and get acquainted with the surroundings.



On the second day, you will learn the intricacies of wrapping guides with thread from some of the industry's most experienced builders. Next, instructors will explain best practices for epoxy finishing, from mixing and application to proper drying and curing.



The final day features exclusive advanced technical seminars and an opportunity to test-cast your new custom-built rod. We encourage you to bring your own reel for both setup and casting.

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