Core Rod Building Start-Up Kit

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Core Rod Building Start-Up Kit

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Core Rod Building Start-Up Kit — add a rod kit and start building your custom fishing rod today!

This kit is designed to give new rod builders a proper foundation to learn and be successful in their pursuit of rod building and rod repair. The Core Rod Building Start-Up Kit has been curated by the experts at Mud Hole to provide you with the tools and supplies needed to build your first custom rod or repair an old favorite. Included in this kit is the Rod Building 101 book, so you can follow along as you go from a beginner to rod builder in over 20 pages of high quality photos, descriptions, tips, tricks and more!

At the Core of every great custom rod are the proper tools to get the job done efficiently and allow all builders to enjoy the process. Included along with the CRB Core Handwrapper is all the glue, rod finish, reamers, rod dryers and accessories the first time rod builder will need to succeed.

From professional anglers to weekend warriors and dedicated rod builders to hobbyists, they all understand the benefits that custom built fishing rods provide. So, if your goal is to win tournaments, catch your personal best, start a side hustle or enjoy the satisfaction of building something with your own two hands, it all begins here with the CRB Core Rod Building Start-Up Kit.

What's in the Box

  • Core Hand Wrapper
  • CRB 9RPM Drying Motor with Rod Support
  • 24ml ProKöte Medium Build Rod Finish
  • 2oz. ProPaste Paste Epoxy
  • Tip-Top Adhesive Stick
  • CRB Tape Reamers (3 sizes)
  • Thread Burnishing Tool
  • Guide Tubing (3 sizes)
  • Alcohol Burner
  • 10 Razor Blades
  • China Marker (White)
  • 3 Spools of ProWrap Thread (Colors vary)
  • Mixing Cups, Sticks and Brushes
  • Rod Building 101: The Complete Guide How To Build a Custom Fishing Rod

Proposition 65 Warning


CA Proposition 65 Warning

WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews

Very satisfied with my order. I’ve already started my first build and this kit, combined with the tutorial videos, makes building your own custom rod achievable. I had a minor hiccup and reached out to customer support. They were excellent, resolved my issue professionally and promptly. Overall, it’s been a great experience and I’m excited to complete my first fly rod.


if your planning to do any kind of thread work I would suggest getting the kit above it the hand wraper isn't that big and it likes to move around on you


Very good product and made it simple and easy to build my first rod.

Ben Elshoff (DeKalb, IL, US)
Everything needed

Has all you need, short of the components, to start building rods. Easy to use and comes with a guide book. Used it to build a custom rod for my wife.

Bill W (Branson, MO, US)

Great beginner kit, all the tools needed to get started

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