Build this phenomenal Redfish & Seatrout rod with live, personalized instruction from Jesus Peña!
Jesus swears by the IS701L for durability, functionality and sensitivity. It's gloss white finish contrasts beautifully with bright red wraps and a Red Paua shell inlay.
The LZR guides promise smooth and effortless casting all day, and an ultra-tacky Winndry® polymer handle make this rod a lightweight fishing machine. Jesus has even included a little secret weapon – 'pixie dust' which some say has the power to charm the spookiest reds into taking a bite.
Select a date from the list to book your class and build this rod today!
Items Included in Texas Redfish Rod Class
Build this rod start to finish!
Featured in this rod:
- CRB IS701L rod blank in Gloss White
- MHX Winndry® polymer grips
- Red Paua abalone shell grip inlay
- CRB LZR ultra-thin guides
Over $180 In Products: You will receive over $180 in products including a CRB hand wrapper, rod blank, reel seat, handle, guides, tip top, thread, decals, epoxy glue, thread finish...and more!
Instructor Bio: Jesus Peña
Jesus Peña was a student in our very first rod building workshop over 10 years ago!
He flew to Chicago from South Texas to take this class in 2009. Soon after, he began helping instruct Mud Hole classes in Corpus Christi, Houston and Dallas.
Jesus has been with Mud Hole Custom Tackle as a full time instructor for over 5 years.
Virtual Workshop Time & Location
Our remote rod building classes are administered using the Zoom video conferencing platform. A link to your session will be sent via email after order confirmation.
Date + time varies - see product page for exact dates
Class Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made 30 days prior to the class date are eligible to receive a full refund.
Cancellations made 15 to 30 days prior to class date are not eligible for a refund but may be rescheduled up to 1 time.
Cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the class date are not eligible for a refund or rescheduling. All of your class materials, including the instructional DVD will be shipped to you free of charge.
Thanks Jesus and Curt for the wonderful class. They are very patient and knowledgeable. I'm not a handy person and feel nervous about the first build. But they made me feel relax during the class to build the rod. Whenever student has doubts about the process, they will repeatedly demonstrate and elaborate. I appreciate they kindly shared loads of information related to the rod building even some of them are out of the beginner class coverage.
You need to take this class! If you fish and want to understand the dynamics or how a custom rod performs, this is the class for you! Mike and Buzz make an excellent team at teaching rod building. They have the ability to go as deep or wide as you need them to cover the particulars of each concept of the build. They even have the ability to pull you into a one on one. The big win for me is this is not a one class and done unless you decide. after the class, they open the door to a weekly advance topic hosted by Mud Hole staff to Broaden your building knowledge. Great Job Guys!
Buzz and Mike are incredibly patient and highly informative I would highly recommended this class for all!!
So if you’re thinking you can’t get the in-person learning experience remotely, you’d be incorrect. The instructors give you so much individual attention, it’s easy to follow along with them on Zoom, and they stay with you until you’ve got it nailed down, even if that means the class runs outside the scheduled hours. Cindy and Curt did a great job, I learned an awful lot in the 3 sessions we had. Now can we talk about value? The rod kit is very nice, and the equipment/supplies that come with the class are worth the entry fee on their own. Best couple hundred bucks I’ve spent in quite some time. I’ll be taking more classes like this for sure.
I would like to thank Jose and Buzz for the Texas Redfish Rod build. They were both excellent instructors and were very informative and answered any questions I had. They were very knowledgeable and made a first timer very comfortable in making his first rod.