Build an offshore spinning rod for Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Tuna and more | Hosted by Curt Baker

Build Curt's Mahi-Mahi Offshore Spinning Rod!

The SW70M is Curt's top choice for targeting Mahi, Cobia and smaller Tuna. The rod's 1K carbon weave provides unmatched strength and beauty.

At the center of the EVA handle is American Tackle's latest saltwater seat AW-CRSD-20 with a gorgeous 3K carbon insert. The handle is finished by a radiused gimbal, making this rod ideal for use in fighting belts.

The Medium-Duty  LZR guide train reduces overall rod weight while increasing durability, casting braided lines with ease.

Select a date from the list to book your class and build this rod today!

In this Workshop:

  • All the components, tools and supplies to build this rod

  • 2 days of personal online workshop instruction

  • Only 8 students per session!

  • No travel necessary - learn from home!

  • Sessions are recorded and archived for you to download and keep forever!

Build this rod start to finish in our 2-day online workshop!

Featured in this rod:

  • MHX SW70M rod blank with 1K Carbon Twill finish
  • EVA foam grips
  • AW-CRSD reel seat with 3K carbon insert
  • Radiused gimbal  
  • Ultra-thin, press-fit LZR guides

Rod Specs

7'0" | 15-40 lb. | Mod-Fast Action | Medium Power

Small classes & personalized instruction

All the tools & supplies are included!

Build your rod from home!

Instructor Bio

Curt Baker

Curt Baker has been building and fishing custom rods in the Tampa, FL area for over 35 years.

With grouper, snapper and black tip shark as his favorite species to target, he has built countless rods for them over the years.

Curt has been sharing his knowledge through Mud Hole's education program for over 10 years.

What students are saying about Virtual Workshops:

"I just wanted to say thank you very much for the wonderful job you all did in presenting our recent virtual class. When told our class would be online, rather than in-person, my reaction was to cancel. I did not see how such a “hands on” subject could work online. Well, I must say, it worked incredibly well. I felt like the instructors were right there with me - their experience and presentation were excellent. The instructor’s segmented videos were extremely helpful - I could review each subject over and over until I felt comfortable with it. I would encourage anyone who is interested in the class, but hesitant about the online format, to go for it. It was great."

Gary Wright, November 3-5, 2020 Virtual DIY Rod Building Class student

Wow - what a great class. The Zoom platform was outstanding. Jesus and Mike are TOP NOTCH instructors - very patient, very informative and very entertaining. I will recommend this class to anyone wanting to explore rod building!

Gary W. Wall, November 7-8, 2020 Virtual DIY Rod Building Class student

"Loved the class, actually felt like one on one training!"

Robert H.

"Finished class today. Rod is on dryer. Can't wait to use it. Learned a lot in last 3 days. Had fun! Jesus was a great instructor!"

Kenneth D.

"I really enjoyed working with all of you! As a retired vocational educator; I have a keen understanding of what goes into the planning, organization and instruction of such a class. I’m very pleased with the finished product, and look forward to breaking it in soon."

Ron C.

"The class was fantastic! Jesus was great! Was a whole lot of fun!"

David S.

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 and archji will be shipped to you free of charge.

Sign up today and find out how sweet it is to catch a fish on a handmade rod you built yourself!



Line Weight:15-40 lb.
Color:1K Weave/Clear Gloss Finish
Material:EVA & Foam