Rod Building Kits

Rod Building Kits

If you love fishing, you should take that passion a step further by getting into rod building. Even the most experienced rod builders had to start somewhere and since the release of the brand new turnkey kits from Mud Hole Custom Tackle, being a beginner in the world of custom rod building has never been easier.


Popular Turnkey Kits

These turnkey rod building kits include everything you need to build your own custom fishing rod. From the fishing rod blank, to the components and supplies, Mud Hole has bundled everything you need in one convenient kit. Just choose which rod building kit fits your application, and you will be ready to go.

There are turnkey kits for the most popular fishing applications:

•CRB One Piece Freshwater


•CRB 2 Piece Freshwater

•MHX Light Freshwater

•MHX Freshwater


•MHX Heavy Freshwater

•MHX Inshore

•MHX Saltwater

â€MHX Ice Fishing

â€MHX Fly Fishing

They even offer turnkey kits that their professional anglers use on tour:

•John Cox Signature Flippin' & Pitchin'

•Brandon Lester Signature Bass Fishing

•Bradley Roy Signature Bass Fishing

Build Your Kit Your Way

Each of these turnkey rod building kits allow you to actually customize and build your rod kit to your preferences.

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Choose Your Rod Blank Color

Many of these turnkey kits come with rod blanks that are offered in a number of popular colors. For those kits, simply choose the color you prefer.

Choose Your Handles

Every kit allows you to pick your favorite handle type (full or split grip), choose your fishing application (spinning or casting), and finally pick your favorite material (cork or EVA).

Choose Your Guide Colors

These kits also give you the option to choose between chrome and black rod guides for your casting or spinning kits.

These Kits Have It All

These turnkey kits may have been designed for beginners, but they all come with everything you need to build a professional grade custom fishing rod.

High Performance Rod Blanks

Each kit comes with a high performance rod blank. You can choose an IM6 graphite blank from CRB, or choose a professional grade MHX rod blank used by professional anglers like John Cox (winner of the 2016 FLW Forrest Wood Cup), and Bassmaster Elite Professionals Brandon Lester and Bradley Roy.

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Handle & Component Rod Parts

All kits include your choice of traditional Cork or durable (and easy to work with) EVA foam handles in either standard full-length or split-grip layouts. The kits also come with deluxe graphite reel seats that are designed for maximum comfort and castability. The kits even come with a set of perfectly fitted and sized rod guides that will span the length of your rod, and the whole package is finished with fitted tip top guides as well as winding checks. All of these parts were sized to perfectly match and fit the rod blank dimensions that come with your kit.

CRB Hand Wrapper

The CRB Hand Wrapper features a dual spool tensioner and a tension rod which allows for easy reversing while building. Thread then runs to the slider, which can move seamlessly along the 10" wrapping base. The wrapper also features adjustable stands mounted to the base along with a third stand for supporting the butt or tip.

Finally, the hand wrapper incorporates interchangeable step by step instruction cards displaying a range of basic wrapping and advanced decorative techniques. The basic wrapping Step by Step card is included.

CRB Rod Dryer

The CRB Rod Dryer offers rod builders a durable, easy to use drying unit that is perfect for novice and professionals, featuring a 9 RPM 110V Drying motor with 6' cord, form fitting chuck, as well as one Dryer Support Stand.

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ProWrap Rod Building Thread

A generous amount of ProWrap thread has been included in these kits. There are 3 spools of Size D ColorFast Nylon guide wrapping thread (Blue, Green and Red), along with 2 spools of size A Metallic Winding thread (Silver and Gold) for decorative trim and butt wraps on your guides and butt sections.

ProKote & ProPaste Epoxy:

These kits include all the material you need. For the handles and reel seat, they included a 2 ounce ProPaste kit which is a high strength rod building paste adhesive. To make sure your guide wraps stay secure and protected from UV damage, they have also included a 24 ml. ProKote kit is one of the best rod building thread finishes on the market.

Supplies & Tools

Mud Hole's professional rod builders have selected all the tools you will need to build your fishing rod. The tool sets in their kits include a pack of razor blades, measuring tape (for guide placement), mixing cups, brushes and mixing sticks (for the ProKote & ProPaste), a thread cutter, burnishing tool, thread pick, and a grit hand reamer for the handle material.

Even More Supplies

Mud Hole has also included 2 sizes of masking tape (to make your reel seat arbor & for temporary guide placements), a china marker (for marking the rod blank spine and guide placements), an alcohol burner (to make your ProKote shine), as well as a Rod Building book & DVD!

Excellent Turnkey Kits

These turnkey rod building kits from Mud Hole Custom Tackle are amazing. There simply is no other place to find such a complete selection of customizable turnkey kits, all at a price that makes it easy to get into rod building.

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