Rod Building's Guide to Fishing Grips

Rod Building's Guide to Fishing Grips

From discussing handle materials and complete kits to reviewing the best tips for installing your grips, Mud Hole's Facebook Live has you covered.

Backed by decades of experience and an incredible inventory, Mud Hole's Guide to Fishing Grips is an awesome resource for all rod builders.

Mud Hole's Handle Selection

Getting a grip for a custom fishing rod is all about balancing performance and comfort without sacrificing any style points.


There are many grip options, so a good place to start is the material itself. Whether you choose cork, EVA, carbon fiber, or Winn, each grip brings its own benefits to your fishing experience. Knowing each grip material has unique advantages and attributes, they are important to consider when building your own custom fishing rod.


Cork Fishing Grips


Cork is obviously popular for its classic look, but it's also a fishing favorite for its consistent weight, comfort, and performance.

Available individually or in complete cork handle kits, cork grips come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes so you can find the perfect setup for you!

EVA Fishing Grips


In the beginning of EVA, it was too soft and spongy. Soaking up water while fishing, old EVA grips would quickly grow mold and waste away.

Today's EVA scores much higher on the durometer. Meaning EVA now maintains its comfortable feel, while adding more density and durability for a firmer handle.

Not only is modern EVA material improved for performance, it's also even easier to work with. From installing and shaping, to fishing and storing, EVA brings many awesome benefits to your angling experience.


Pick up EVA grips individually or in assorted EVA handle kits!

CFX Carbon Fiber Fishing Grips

When it comes to grips, CFX Carbon Fiber's high performance is very hard to beat. Ultra-lightweight and super durable, carbon fiber handles provide superior sensitivity without sacrificing strength.

CFX Carbon Fiber Grips make top quality handles that are as easy to customize as they are to install. Available in many shapes, sizes, and setups, CFX Carbon Fiber is sure fit for enhancing your fishing rod.

Pro angler and Forrest Wood Cup Champion, John Cox loves the supreme performance of CFX Carbon Fiber and with his Pro Tour Rod Kits, you can too!

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Winn Fishing Grips

Known originally for golf and tennis grips, Winn has now made massive waves in the angling industry. Winn's unique polymer grips are known to bring unbeatable performance in any weather or environment.

Whether fishing in rain, snow, or sunshine, Winn's polymer material outlasts even the harshest weather conditions.

MHX Winn Fishing Grips

MHX Winn Grips are the ultimate combination of comfort, performance, and style. MHX Winn Grips are the perfect upgrade to any custom handle.

From the impenetrable polymer material to its signature black and green design, MHX Winn Grips bring the ultimate performance in any weather conditions.

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