In-Person DIY Fly Rod Building Workshop
You will receive your kit on the day of the class. By adding this item to your order you are agreeing to the class refund policy.
Would you love to build your own custom fly rod? This is the perfect course for you!
Our 3-Day specialized fly rod building class is taught by top professional rod builders with extensive knowledge of all the techniques and components that build today's top-performing fly rods. Hosted in Mud Hole’s state-of-the-art Education Center, this class will teach you how to assemble your own fly fishing rod from the handle to the tip.
Choose to build a 3, 5, or 8 Wt, and enjoy your first fly rod build with personalized instruction!
Day 1 (Friday) – 6:00P – 10:00P
Day 2 (Saturday) – 9:00A – 5:00P
Day 3 (Sunday) – 9:00A – 12:00P
3 Day Fly Rod Building Course
Our rod building classes are a 3-day event. During the class, participants learn all of the proper techniques for building a custom fly rod start-to-finish.
Day 1: The first evening is a technical orientation covering how to spine each section of a multi-piece rod blank, handle setups and assembly, as well as guide prep and guide spacing through static deflection. With just 4 students to an instructor, students receive one-on-one training and personalized guide spacing per their rod’s specifications.
Day 2: On the second day, you will learn the ins and outs of wrapping guides with thread from some of the most experienced builders in the industry. Next, instructors will explain the best practices in epoxy finish from mixing and application, to proper drying and curing.
Day 3: The final day is reserved for enjoying some exclusive advanced technical seminars and test casting your new custom-built fly rod. We encourage you to bring your own fly line and reel, however, both can be provided to you for the purposes of test casting.
Over $100 In Products: You will receive over $100 in products including a CRB hand wrapper, rod blank, reel seat, handle, guides, tip top, thread, decals, blank extension tool...and more! You will build your own fly rod and take it home!
Rod Kit: The class includes your choice of CRB Fly Rod Kit: 3, 5, or 8 wt., and a hand-picked reel seat, grip, guide set, and tip top accordingly to complete your build.
Upgrades & Add-ons: Blank upgrades are available to the standard MHX Fly Blanks for $50, or to the MHX Native Fly Blanks for an additional $125 fee.
If you wish to add-on components not included in our fly rod kits, make sure you purchase them separately and confirm these components are sized correctly with head instructor Todd Vivian by email at Todd@mudhole.com.
With hands-on instruction, this rewarding class will bring your dream of a custom-built fly rod to life!
Cancellations & Refund 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.
Day 1 (Friday): 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Day 2 (Saturday): 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Day 3 (Sunday): 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
2133 Component Loop, Suite 1001
Note:All students must be 16 years of age or older.