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Introduction to Rod Building

Have you ever wanted to build your own fishing rod but don't know where to start?
This is the class for you.

Our rod building classes are taught by top professional rod builders with extensive knowledge of all the state of the art techniques and components that build today's top-performing custom rods.

Upcoming Class Dates

8.16.2014 Savannah, GA
9.6.2014 Orlando, FL
9.20.2014 Mobile, AL
10.11.2014 Minneapolis, MN
Note: All students must be 15 years of age or older.

What You Get for Your Money

Build a Personalized 6'6" Spinning Rod

There's nothing like catching fish on a rod you built with your own two hands! You will build a 6'6" graphite spinning rod, and all the tools and materials to build it are included. You even get to choose what thread colors to use as well as a custom fish decal!

Build a personalized spinning rod, complete with your name and choice of decal and thread colors!

The Skills & Knowledge to Build Your Own Rods

There are myriad learning materials available to help you learn the craft, but for many there is nothing quite like face-to-face hands-on instruction. At the end of the course you will be presented with an official Mud Hole endorsed Rod Builder's Diploma!

Upcoming Class Dates

8.16.2014 Savannah, GA
9.6.2014 Orlando, FL
9.20.2014 Mobile, AL
10.11.2014 Minneapolis, MN
Note: All students must be 15 years of age or older.

What You'll Learn to Do

Our rod building classes are a 2-day event. During the class students will learn all of the proper techniques for building a custom rod start-to-finish. Some of the techniques covered on day 1 include:

  • Selecting the right components
  • Splining blanks
  • Attaching tip-tops
  • Thread wrapping
  • Cork reaming
  • Filing guide feet
  • Guide placement
  • Applying finish
  • Attaching reel seats
  • And much more

On day 2 you'll pick up your finished rod and be treated to free advanced skills demonstrations – going beyond the basics, you will be treated to lessons in:

  • Marbling
  • Decorative Wraps
  • Custom Cork Handles
  • Basic Weaving
  • Custom Inlays
  • Abalone Inlays & More

Upcoming Class Dates

8.16.2014 Savannah, GA
9.6.2014 Orlando, FL
9.20.2014 Mobile, AL
10.11.2014 Minneapolis, MN
Note: All students must be 15 years of age or older.

Meet Your Teachers

Scott Gimbert

Captain Scott Gimbert

20 years of fishing the Northeastern Seaboard has given Scott expertise in chasing Stripers, Tuna and Shark. He's fished his own rods since he was a teenager and never looked back!



Captain Todd Vivian

Todd’s 19 years as a lead rod designer for Lamiglas speaks for itself. He’s a global angler with a knack for the fly, but has a great passion for all types of fishing.

Todd Vivian

Upcoming Class Dates

8.16.2014 Savannah, GA
9.6.2014 Orlando, FL
9.20.2014 Mobile, AL
10.11.2014 Minneapolis, MN
Note: All students must be 15 years of age or older.
 

Classes

 
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Savannah Rod Building Class (8/16/2014)

Date: August 16th & 17th, 2014
Location: Savannah, GA


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Orlando Rod Building Class (9/6/2014)

Date: 9/6/2014
Location: Orlando, FL


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Orlando Rod Building Class (9/6/2014)

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Mobile 106
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Mobile Rod Building Class (9/20/2014)

Date: September 20th & 21st, 2014
Location: Mobile, AL

  
  
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Mobile Rod Building Class (9/20/2014)

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Minnesota 106
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Minneapolis Rod Building Class (10/11/2014)

Date: October 11th & 12th, 2014
Location: Minneapolis, MN

  
  
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Minneapolis Rod Building Class (10/11/2014)

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San Francisco 106
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San Francisco Rod Building Class (11/8/2014)

Date: November 8th & 9th, 2014
Location: San Francisco, CA

  
  
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San Francisco Rod Building Class (11/8/2014)

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Orlando 106
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Orlando Rod Building Class (12/6/2014)

Date: 12/6/2014
Location: Orlando, FL


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Orlando Rod Building Class (12/6/2014)

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Orlando 106
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Orlando Rod Building Class (1/10/2015)

Date: 1/10/2015
Location: Orlando, FL

  
  
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New Jersey 106
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New Jersey Rod Building Class (1/24/2015)

Date: January 24th & 25th, 2015
Location: New Jersey

  
  
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New Jersey Rod Building Class (1/24/2015)

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Charlotte 106
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North Carolina Rod Building Class (2/7/2015)

Date: February 7th & 8th, 2014
Location: Charlotte, NC

  
  
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North Carolina Rod Building Class (2/7/2015)

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Milwaukee 160
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Milwaukee Rod Building Class (3/7/2015)

Date: March 7th & 8th, 2015
Location: Milwaukee, WI

  
  
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Milwaukee Rod Building Class (3/7/2015)

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Seattle 160
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Seattle Rod Building Class (3/21/2015)

Date: March 21st & 22nd, 2015
Location: Seattle, WA

  
  
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Seattle Rod Building Class (3/21/2015)

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Orlando 106
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Orlando Rod Building Class (4/11/2015)

Date: 4/11/2015
Location: Orlando, FL

  
  
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Orlando Rod Building Class (4/11/2015)

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Dallas Rod Building Class (4/25/2015)

Date: April 25th & 26th, 2015
Location: Dallas, TX

  
  
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Dallas Rod Building Class (4/25/2015)

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San Diego 106
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San Diego Rod Building Class (05/16/2015)

Date: May 16th & 17th, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA

  
  
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San Diego Rod Building Class (05/16/2015)

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Orlando 106
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Orlando Rod Building Class (6/13/2015)

Date: 6/13/2015
Location: Orlando, FL

  
  
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Orlando Rod Building Class (6/13/2015)

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Fort Lauderdale Rod Building Class (8/22/2015)

Date: August 22nd & 23rd, 2015
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL

  
  
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Fort Lauderdale Rod Building Class (8/22/2015)

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Orlando Rod Building Class (9/12/2015)

Date: 9/12/2015
Location: Orlando, FL

  
  
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Orlando Rod Building Class (9/12/2015)

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New Orleans 160
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New Orleans Rod Building Class (9/19/2015)

Date: September 19th & 20th, 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA

  
  
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New Orleans Rod Building Class (9/19/2015)

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Corpus Christi 160
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Corpus Christi Rod Building Class (11/7/2015)

Date: November 7th & 8th, 2015
Location: Corpus Christi, TX

  
  
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Corpus Christi Rod Building Class (11/7/2015)

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Orlando 106
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Orlando Rod Building Class (12/5/2015)

Date: 12/5/2015
Location: Orlando, FL

  
  
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Orlando Rod Building Class (12/5/2015)

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Sacramento 160
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Sacramento Rod Building Class (10/10/2015)

Date: October 10th & 11th, 2015
Location: Sacramento, CA

  
  
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Sacramento Rod Building Class (10/10/2015)

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