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Episode 111

Custom Grip Tips

Building a custom rod is all about the details, and sometimes the smallest piece can have the biggest impact. Join us as Chris and Hunter put the CRB Inletting tool to work and show you how to elevate your custom rod grips. Whether you are looking to build a custom cork grip for your next fly rod, inlay a special keepsake into your fighting butt or match the threaded hood cover to your rear grip, you do not want to miss these LIVE demos.

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Chris Adams

Chris Adams, originally from Jacksonville, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his role as a content specialist and co-host for Mud Hole Live. Beyond the studio, Chris is an avid angler with a penchant for the elusive bonefish, often found on the flats with his latest fly rod in hand. His passion for fishing isn't just a hobby; it's a lifestyle that has taken him on adventures across Central and South America, where he's honed his rod building and fishing skills amidst some of the world's most challenging and rewarding waters.

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Hunter McKamey

Hunter McKamey, hailing from Shelbyville, TN, has fishing in his blood, growing up as the son of a custom rod building supplier. As one half of the revered Mud Hole Live hosting team, Hunter has turned his lifelong passion for fishing into a career, having been an avid angler since he was able to grip a fishing pole. His unique background, combining a deep-rooted love for fishing with an intimate understanding of the tackle industry from a young age, has shaped him into a respected figure in the fishing community. Hunter's expertise and enthusiasm for angling shine through in each and every episode of Mud Hole Live.

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Jake Hutcheson

Jake's passion for fishing transformed from childhood hobby to professional calling, leading him to excel in tournament angling and rod building. A self-taught angler through online resources (like Mud Hole Live) and the Teen Sportfishing Association, he funded his fishing pursuits with neighborhood jobs, learning the value of hard work. His craftsmanship in rod building, inspired by mentors and self-initiative, caught the eye of Mud Hole, where he now contributes his expertise.

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