April 14, 2022
Grips Made for You, by You
One of the great advantages of building custom fishing rods is getting that perfect feel for your personal fishing style and preferences. This starts with a handle that you can custom build in a variety of different ways.
You can build a handle that will perform, hooking and landing your targeted fish, and that will provide the comfort you need to increase your confidence and time on the water. From cork to EVA to leading edge materials like carbon fiber, you can design the perfect spinning rod handle to get real results when hitting your favorite fishing spot.
Get Comfort & Performance
The biggest challenge with off-the-shelf fishing rods is finding one that has the length, action, power, and weight that you need … along with the guides, grips, and balance that works for you. There are so many variables that the odds of landing the perfect rod are pretty small. So, why not build your own perfect rod?
The grips are vital to your rod build since this is where your rod becomes an extension of you. You need to feel every movement and every bite. Whether skipping under docks or heading into heavy cover, you need to feel every cast. You need to have confidence in your hook sets. You need have the strength and comfort to fight and land your target. This all starts with your grips.
When you build your own custom handle, you can ensure that it provides the comfort to fish all day long because you choose the layout, components, and materials. And with the quality of today’s custom rod components and supplies, and having personally constructed your own fishing rod handle, you have confidence that your custom rod will perform perfectly.
Popular Rod Handle Kits
One way to simplify the process of designing a custom handle is to purchase a Custom Grip & Handle Kit when you shop at mudhole.com. These handle kits have been created by professional rod builders and are designed to allow you to choose the specific styles, materials, and sizes needed for your custom fishing rod build.
Full Grip Kits
Whether you’re building a surf rod for whiting, striper, and flounder, or you love the old school, classic look and feel of a full grip on your bass rod, Mud Hole has you covered. For casting, spinning, or even ice rods, Full Grip Kits
let you choose either cork or EVA in a variety of lengths.
Split Grip Kits
Spinning, casting, and ice. EVA, cork, and even WinnDry Polymer. Split Grip Kits come in a variety of sizes and applications. Maybe you simply like the look of a split grip. Or you prefer the lighter overall weight that a split grip provides. Some people build split grips because they like having more direct contact with the exposed section of the rod blank for better feel. No matter your reason, Mud Hole Split Grip Kits take the guesswork out of designing your own, and you still get to choose the materials, sizes, and aesthetics of your handle.
Other Popular Kits
There are also Additional Handle Kits for specialty designs and materials. If you’re looking specifically to build an ultralight rod or even an ice rod with a Tennessee handle, there is a handle kit for you. And if you like the light weight feel of a carbon fiber handle, Mud Hole has you covered.
More Handle Building Resources
Looking for the ultimate place to find rod building content? The Mud Hole YouTube Channel is a great resource for everything needed to learn about custom rod building. From the “Rod Building 101 Channel” to the “Advanced Rod Building Techniques Channel”, there’s no better place on the planet to learn about building custom rods (and handles).