The Best Rod Building Gifts for the Holiday Season

The Best Rod Building Gifts for the Holiday Season

Find the best holiday gift ideas for anglers and rod builders this year!  From rod repair kits to rod building components, tools, and supplies, we've got something to put under the tree for everyone on your list!

Mud Hole Gift Cards - No Shipping Needed!

Print at Home for Last-Minute Shoppers

The stores are packed, parking is almost impossible, and you haven't completed your holiday list yet!  No worries, Mud Hole Gift Cards make it easy!

Mud Hole Gift Cards are really the one-size-fits-all holiday gift.  Let the angler or rod builder on your list pick out their own gift from Gift cards are redeemable online, when you call-in to 877-790-7637, and even in our Oviedo, Florida showroom. You can choose a variety of dollar values, and even personalize your gift card with a custom message. Mud Hole Gift Cards do not expire and can be used on anything we sell! 

If you're running out of time but still want to give the gift of rod building, get them Mud Hole Gift Cards! You can print them at home, so there's no worry about shipping, and they fit nicely into a stocking or slide right under your tree!  

Rod Building Classes

A Great Last-Minute Gift!

Whether for weekend anglers looking to craft their first custom rods or for experienced rod builders taking on the challenge of a new application or simply looking to bring their skills to a new level, Mud Hole Rod Building Classes make great last-minute gifts!  

Mud Hole has a rod building class for everyone!  Our classes are taught by professional rod building instructors who take the time to walk students through every step of the rod building process with hands-on support. In-person classes are offered at the Mud Hole Education Center here in Oviedo, Florida.  Remote classes take place online and provide the same level of instruction, but from the comfort of your own home. You can even download and save your class session for playback later!

"I just wanted to drop you a note that the zoom bass rod building class this weekend was great!  All of the teachers were knowledgeable, and extremely patient. I could not recommend this class enough!  Great job."

 --- Joseph (November, 2021) 

A variety of topical classes are offered, from beginner workshops to application-specific builds, such as surf, fly, redfish, and mahi rods. And, all classes include every component, supply, and the personal interaction needed to build high quality, custom fishing rods!

"The class was great.  I learned a lot including some new techniques and tricks. (and relearned many things that I had forgotten) ...the course was well organized. Your directions were clear and simple.  The class was well paced and fun!"

 --- Fred (May, 2021) 

So, if you're looking for that perfect, last-minute gift that doesn't require something under the tree, check out the schedule and sign them up for a 2022 rod building class from the leader in custom rod building!

Rod Repair Stocking Stuffers!

Every angler and every custom builder is going to need to repair their fishing rod at some point. So, why not add rod repair gifts to your holiday list this year? ...they make great stocking stuffers!

Whether you grandpa needs to replace a tip top or that cork handle on your most trusted panfish rod 's grip is showing its age, Mud Hole carries the widest selection of fishing rod repair tools and supplies available.
The CRB Tip Top & Guide Sizing Gauge is an essential (and very affordable) tool that should be on every rod builder's workbench. From sizing tip tops and guides to providing measurement conversions and a straight edge with ruler, it's a multi-functional tool that should be under your tree this year!
Winn Overwraps
If your handle has seen better days and needs a facelift, Winn Overwraps are a great way to revitalize "old reliable" while adding the latest in polymer grip technology, amazing designs & colors, and sure-grip security, even in cold and wet conditions.
Pro Products Single Rod Epoxy Finish & Glue Kit
Even if you just need a single, quick repair, Mud Hole carries the ProProducts Single Epoxy Finish & Glue Kit...which fits easily into your Christmas stocking!
CRB SSR Light-Duty Tip Top Repair Kit
 So this year, consider Rod Repair as a great way to give for the holidays. Mud Hole has everything you need!

Put CRB PRO Tools Under Your Tree!

Introduced in 2021, the CRB PRO line of professional grade rod building equipment offers three irreplaceable upgrades for your workshop...and they make amazing holiday gifts for the rod builder in your life!

Extra Tough, Pro Grade Tools

This holiday season, give the gift that will last a lifetime! CRB PRO’s premium tools and equipment feature upgraded workshop essentials built extra tough for lifetime use on infinite builds.

CRB PRO Roller Stand - the Industry Standard

The CRB PRO Roller Stand was developed by professional custom rod builders to be smooth and precise where it matters most. It's the most thoughtfully designed, meticulously crafted advanced power wrapper support available on the market. CRB PRO Stand

Precision machined from 100% aircraft grade aluminum and the first roller stand to feature locking collet nuts with a threaded stand, it is offers infinite height adjustments.  At 8 inches tall, each stand has 6.4 inches adjustable range - to accommodate any custom rod blank that comes across your workbench.  The CRB PRO Roller Stands are engineered exclusively for the RBS Track and include custom silicon wheel rings with high-performance ball bearings that securely spin and support rod blanks at low speeds for guide wrapping and at the increased RPMs of turning handles. 

Put the next revolution in custom rod building under your tree this year!

CRB PRO Tip Top & Guide Sizing Gauge

Size up your holiday gift list with the CRB PRO GaugeCRB PRO Tip Top & Guide Sizing Gauge

Accuracy is key to building custom rods that perform.  The CRB Tip Top & Guide Sizing Gauge takes measurement to the next level. Made from precision tolerance machined aluminum with an anodized blue finish, measure top tops and guides for a lifetime of rod building.
CRB PRO Tip Top & Guide Sizing Gauge
It also features a straight edge ruler and convenient embossed measurement conversions. This multi-faceted measurement tool even comes with a premium storage box for your workbench.  It's the perfect rod building gift that will last a lifetime!

CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set

If you know someone that builds multi-piece custom rods, the CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool needs to be under their tree! CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set

Make ferrule wraps a breeze! The CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set comes with two tools that feature a tapered design to easily accommodate any rod blanks with an inside diameter ranging from .100” to .545”.
CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set

It also fits seamlessly in all CRB RDS Rod Drying Systems - so you can easily apply finish and dry sections of your multi-piece fishing rod.

Professional Grade Tools From CRB PRO

This holiday season, CRB PRO professional grade tools make for lifelong gifts for all the custom rod builders on your list.  


Finish Your List In Time For Christmas 

We know you've been really good this year...and maybe you know a fellow angler who's been super nice.  So, make sure Santa brings you some custom rod building gifts from Mud Hole Custom Tackle!

Finish your holiday shopping early at! Now is the time to give the gift of rod building. Whether carefully designing and building that custom rod for someone special, or getting them started in custom rod building with a rod kit that takes all the guesswork out of selecting the right components, Mud Hole is your one-stop-shop for everything you need! Start custom rod building here!

Are you tired of using the same old off-the-shelf fishing equipment that plagues the retail centers? Can you not find the right rods and tackle for your target application...or that has the look and feel that you need? Then Mud Hole is the place for you! We literally have everything to build your own custom fishing rods and lures, and we carry the largest selection and inventory in the world. Plus, we ship worldwide!

From the fishing rod blank, to the components and supplies, we have everything you could possibly need. So give the gift of rod building this with Mud Hole...and finish your Christmas list today! 

Custom Decals, Custom Gear, and More!

Promote your rod building business this holiday season with custom gear featuring your company logo...and with no minimum order size!

Mud Hole offers so many ways for you to promote your rod building business, and the holidays are a great place to start! Put your business logo and tagline on a variety of custom gear...from rod decals to koozies, from t-shirts & sweatshirts to business cards. Create holiday incentives for customers or simply reward the loyal ones with custom merchandise that promotes your business.

 - Check out Custom Decal options here

 - And Custom T-Shirt options here

 - How about Long Sleeve T's or Sweatshirts?

 - Check out Custom Koozie options here

 - And get Custom Business Cards too!

Proudly display and promote your brand with Mud Hole Custom Gear.

Take your rod building or tackle shop business to the next level!  And with Mud Hole Custom Gear, there are no minimums - so you can get custom apparel that's attractive and affordable.  Small or large orders, we're here to help you grow your business this holiday season!

Add a Little Color to Your Holiday Gift Giving!

The CRB Color Series includes a wide selection of rod blanks and reel seats that offer amazing color combinations for your next custom build. And, with the CRB Color Series 2-Piece Blanks, you can create the ultimate holiday gift for destination fishing too!

The CRB Color Series 2-Piece Blanks offer a wide variety of lengths, actions, and powers, providing rod builders the opportunity to craft a rod for their preferred fishing application. The colors, when combined with CRB Color Series Spinning Reel Seats or Casting Reel Seats, and ProWrap Winding Thread, make for some amazing and unique combinations!

Whether keeping your fishing rod in the back of the pickup for that quick stop at a local stream, pond, or lake...or packing your rod on an airplane for some travel fishing, the 2-piece design makes for easy and safe transport.

Once you arrive, just put together the ferrules and you're ready to hit the water in style!

For both performance and appearance, these high-strength yet lightweight 2-piece blanks are engineered to provide you with a great variety of building options while providing CRB's legendary quality and value. 

Start building your holiday gifts on CRB Color Series 2-Piece Blanks today to make sure that perfect, colorful fishing rod is under the tree this year! 

Stuff Your Stockings With Assortment Kits

Assortment kits are great for every custom rod builder, from novice to pro, making sure your workbench always has all of the components you need!
Assortment Kits are the gifts that keep on giving!
From guides and tip tops to hook keepers, winding checks, thread packs, and more, Assortment Kits keep you stocked up and always on-the-ready for your next custom build.

Assortment Kits are the perfect holiday gift for the custom rod builder in your life. Put one under your tree this year!  Mud Hole carries a variety of Assortment Kits.  Check them all out:

Tackle Crafting Too!

And don't forget about tackle crafting!  Mud Hole carries a wide selection of Lure Building Kits, components, tools, and supplies!

Make sure that tackle crafting supplies are on your holiday list too!

Add Some Color To Your Holiday Gifts!

A custom built rod is the ideal gift for any angler in your life.  Mud Hole carries the largest inventory of rod building products, so that you can choose specific components, colors, and more.

CRB Color Series

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 offers Rod Blanks, Reel Seats, and Rod Kits for you to build the perfect custom fishing rod.  Not to mention, there are 14 rod blank models and 12 cool colors to build the rod that special someone truly wants and needs!

CRB Color Series Blanks

So shop the CRB Color Series today and build a truly custom rod for that someone special this holiday season.   

Holiday Shipping Update - October 20, 2021

As you are probably already aware, shipping timelines are expected to face the most significant challenges ever this coming Holiday Season.  And, as always, the Mud Hole team is committed to keeping you up to date.

This year, we are again 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 their services, which will put a significant strain on their resources, and in turn, 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 for the holidays.  

Mud Hole Custom Tackle continues to bring you only the best in rod building and tackle crafting products and instruction, along with unsurpassed customer service to match!  We are monitoring the holiday shipping trends and are consistently communicating with our shipping partners.  And, we are committed to keeping you updated throughout the Holiday Season.

College-Themed Custom Fishing Rods

Building a custom fishing rod can really show your personality.  Building a college-themed custom fishing rod shows your loyalty!

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

Thread Design Examples for Popular College Teams

Pick out your ProWrap thread in your favorite team colors.  

Plus, with Color Series rod blanks from MHX and CRB, you can choose from really cool colors and know you’re getting the best in fishing performance!

Check out the CRB Color Series blanks in 1-piece & 2-piece options!

Build your perfect college fishing rod this holiday season with the help of Mud Hole Custom Tackle.

And make sure you get your holiday shopping done early… Start shopping now!

Custom Fishing Rods Make Great Gifts

A custom built fishing rod takes your holiday gift giving to the next level!  If you're looking for something really special, and are tired of the same old off-the-shelf gear that plagues retail centers, then you have come to the right place! 


Building a custom rod as a holiday gift shows that you care enough to personally pick out the components, colors, and performance characteristics for that special someone. Whether building your son's or daughter's first custom pan fish rod, or creating the ultimate fly rod for your stream-tested granddad, it's the ideal gift for every angler in your life!

We have literally everything you need to build your next fishing rod -- from the tools, supplies, and components to the instruction and education -- and we carry the largest selection in the world.  Plus, we ship worldwide!

Don’t delay!  Shop with Mud Hole Custom Tackle today and give yourself plenty of time to build that ultimate gift and have it under the tree for Christmas.

There's nothing like catching a fish on a rod you built.  And there's nothing like building and giving a custom built rod this holiday season!

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