Mud Hole’s Top 5 Rod Building Resources

Mud Hole’s Top 5 Rod Building Resources

Rod Building questions? We have the 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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It is no fluke that Mud Hole leads the way in rod building education, and we are the largest supplier of components in the world. We know the rod community and how diverse it truly can be. We strive to be a complete one stop shop to supply and support all rod builders.

Our customer service reps provide insightful answers on both products and equipment while providing tips and tricks to new builders. Our representatives are veteran rod builders and each can lend a hand in their areas of expertise. We will do everything we can to guarantee you rod building experience will be a positive one.

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

1. Rod Building Classes – Sign up!

Starting at the top, our Mud Hole Rod Building Classes are the best way to get into building. Years of positive reviews by students rave that the hands-on approach is the best way to learn to build a fishing rod.

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.

Our rod building class not only provides the knowledge, but you get to go home with your first built rod as well as 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 accommodations 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 provide 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!

Need advice on your next rod build? Have a rod that needs repair? Our reps can help with blank or component recommendations as well as trouble shooting a repair to help get you back on the water.

At Mud Hole, we believe true service starts once the product you ordered is in the hand of the builder. We encourage you to not only call for assistance, but also call back if there’s still any lingering questions! If you need no info or help with the next step, we are here to help.

In addition to our live customer help, 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!

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 custom rod builders, each rod tells a story, even if in a matching set. It is a culmination of top tier parts and a labor of love by every builder. It becomes a rod any angler would be proud of.

Mud Hole has 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.  If you need a little help to kick start your imagination, we can help with that too!

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!

Now what happens if you have a technical question, or you need measurement advice ASAP, but it’s outside of Mud Hole’s hours of operation… Don’t worry, 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 information. Whether you’ve never built a fishing rod before in your life, or you need tips on 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. Streaming live on select Tuesdays each month, the Mud Hole Live crew puts on a rod building show like nothing else in the fishing industry.  This show offers a unique experience for rod builders to learn, ask questions and interact live with the hosts as well as Mud Hole Customer Service experts who offer support in the live chat.

Mud Hole Live got its start on Facebook, as Mud Hole Facebook Live but it’s now streaming simultaneously on YouTube and Facebook 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. Joined behind the scenes are a technical support team who can provide extra assistance as well as add in links to products or helpful videos and blog articles.

This next level of communication and superior live interaction provides rod builders with immediate satisfaction and the piece of mind knowing they’ve spent their time and money wisely with us.

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

Facebook – Mud Hole Custom Tackle

YouTube – Mud Hole

Instagram – @mudholetackle

TikTok – @mudholetackle 

Pinterest – Mud Hole Custom Tackle

Twitter – @MudHoleTackle

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

One final option to stay on top of rod building resources is… where you are now!

The Mud Blog keeps you in the loop by providing rod recipes from Mud Hole Team members, quick tips for techniques, Pro Angler Recommendations and product reviews of everything under the rod building sun.

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

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