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Rod Building and Angling Tips with Jim Crowley

Rod Building and Angling Tips with Jim Crowley

Entering into his 32nd year in the outdoor industry, Jim Crowley continues to educate and entertain. Driven by his faith, family and love of fishing, it is easy to see why he is one of the most rev...

A Look Inside the 2024 Mud Hole Catalog

A Look Inside the 2024 Mud Hole Catalog

It's that time of year again, the 2024 Mud Hole Catalog is arriving in your mailboxes! If you are not on our mailing list or misplaced yours, it is easy to get signed up. Just head over to the cata...

2023 HOLIDAY SHIPPING UPDATE

2023 HOLIDAY SHIPPING UPDATE

Shop Early to Ensure Holiday Delivery!Gift Giving Shipping Dates Mud Hole is your one-stop destination for all your custom rod building needs this holiday season. Boasting the largest inventory, t...

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Building with Titanium Components: Is it Necessary?

Building with Titanium Components: Is it Necessary?

When selecting the components for your custom build, it's essential to consider your specific requirements. Most common being cost, performance, aesthetics, and the benefits associated with higher-...

product reviewsTop 10 Features Of LZR Fishing Rod Guides

Top 10 Features Of LZR Fishing Rod Guides

Check out ten design benefits behind CRB’s most innovative and advanced guide series yet. This guide technology allows the LZR series to be incredibly light, yet durable enough for the toughest bra...

product reviewsMade In The USA - Cashion Rod Blanks

Made In The USA - Cashion Rod Blanks

As a rod builder, if you have not heard of Cashion, you are missing out. Founded in 2010 by Dr. Matthew Cashion and headquartered in Sanford, NC, Cashion Fishing Rods develops and builds all of the...

Rod Recipes

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Planning Your 2024 Summer Builds

Planning Your 2024 Summer Builds

Temperatures are heating up; those cold fronts are distant memories, and the fish are biting! Summer is here. It is that time of year so many of us love. With warm water and long days, make the mos...

Build Captain Mo's Slow Pitch Jig Rod

Build Captain Mo's Slow Pitch Jig Rod

With the ultimate in slow pitch rod blank innovation MHX created their Offshore Jigging Slow Pitch Rod Blanks. Top-tier blank construction incorporates the Toray 6K Standard Modulus Woven Graphite ...

Jim Crowley Signature Series Rod Kits

Jim Crowley Signature Series Rod Kits

From the moment you meet Jim Crowley you feel like you have been fishing buddies for years. Sure, you maybe have seen him on TV or at trade shows but after 30 years in this fishing industry, he is ...

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Beat the Summer Heat with a Drop Shot

Beat the Summer Heat with a Drop Shot

Depending on where you live, the spinning rod or finesse fishing in general can be met with over welcoming cheers or jeers from your peers. No matter if you are for or against using a spinning rod...

Inletting Custom Grips

Inletting Custom Grips

One of the most rewarding custom aspects of building rods is making a custom grip. Whether you are building an offshore rod for billfish or a small fly rod for bluegill, every fishing rod needs a g...

Alternative Fade Wraps

Alternative Fade Wraps

Everyone loves nice threadwork. Of all the rod building questions we get, a bulk of them revolve around thread. One of the more unique options is a fade wrap. Most of you have seen what I would cal...