NEW Virtual Rod Building Classes

Learn rod building from the comfort of your own home!

Get all of the same tools & supplies as our in-person classes - now with more instructor interaction in the comfort of your own home. No travel or hotel accommodations necessary!


Virtual Class Schedule

EventInstructorNext DateTimePriceBooking
Basic Rod Building 101
Remote - take it from home!
StaffYour ChoiceMorning, Noon
& Night
$199
Walleye Jigging Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Buzz ButtersMarch 13-1412:00 PM EST$199
Texas Redfish Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Jesus PeñaMarch 20-2112:00 PM EST$199
Dock Skipping & Pitching Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Mike KosibaMarch 27-2812:00 PM EST$199
Med-Heavy Bass Casting Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Cindy McKayApril 17-1812:00 PM EST$199
Mahi-Mahi Offshore Spinning Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Curt BakerApril 24-259:00 AM EST$199
Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Rod
Remote - take it from home!
Todd VivianMay 1-29:00 AM EST$199

In-Person Class Schedule

EventDateTimePriceBooking
Fly Rod Building Workshop
Mud Hole Education Center – Oviedo, FL
April 9-11Fri. 6pm-8pm
Sat. 9am-6pm
Sun. 8am-12pm
$229
Basic Rod Building Class
Mud Hole Education Center – Oviedo, FL
June 12-13Sat. 9am-6pm
Sun. 8am-12pm
$199

Mud Hole Rod Building Classes

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. The class also includes over $100 in products you keep!




2 Day Rod Building Course

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.

Day 1: Some of the techniques covered on day 1 include selecting the right components, spining blanks, attaching tip-tops, thread wrapping, cork reaming, guide placement and applying finish.

$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...and more! You will actually build your own fishing rod and take it home!

Day 2: On day 2 you'll pick up your finished rod and be treated to free advanced skills demonstrations – going beyond the basics, where instructors will give lessons in marbling, decorative wraps, custom cork handles, basic weaving, and custom inlays.

There is nothing quite like face-to-face hands-on instruction from top rod builders!


Meet The Instructors

Todd Vivian


Curt Baker


Buzz Butters

Cindy McKay


Mike Kosiba


Jesus Peña


8 Products

8 Products

Mosquito Lagoon Redfish Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build a Redfish rod inspired by the Mosquito Lagoon fishery | Hosted by Todd Vivian
$199.00 $249.00

Mahi-Mahi Offshore Spinning Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build an offshore spinning rod for Mahi-Mahi, Cobia, Tuna and more | Hosted by Curt Baker
$199.00 $249.00

Med-Heavy Bass Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build the legendary MB843 bass rod | Hosted by Cindy McKay
$199.00 $249.00

Dock Skipping & Pitching Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build a Dock Skipping and Pitching rod for bass, snook and redfish | Hosted by Mike Kosiba
$199.00 $249.00

Texas Redfish Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build a custom Texas Redfish rod | Hosted by Jesus Peña
$199.00 $249.00

Walleye Jigging Rod All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Build your very first Walleye Jigging rod | Hosted by Buzz Butters
$199.00 $249.00

Basic Rod Building 101 All-In-One Virtual Workshop and Rod Kit

Get live instruction in a small virtual classroom | Build your choice of Spinning or Casting rod | HD video conferencing provided by Zoom
$199.00 $249.00

Orlando DIY Rod Building Class (06/12/2021)

Learn to build your own Spinning or Casting rod in this 2-Day workshop at our Education Center in Oviedo, FL!
$199.00