Holiday Inn Dublin - Pleasanton
6680 Regional Street
Dublin, CA 94568
P:+1 925-828-7750

This item is a gift

All students must be 16 years of age or older.
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.

Have you ever wanted to build your own fishing rod but don't know where to start? Well this is the class for you! Mud Hole is pleased to begin offering an "Introduction to Rod Building" class for beginner rod builders. Our rod building classes are taught by experienced instructors with state of the art teaching aids and projection equipment.

During the class, students will learn all of the the proper techniques for building a custom rod. Some of the techniques you will learn include:

  • Selecting the right blank and components
  • Finding the blank's Spine
  • Attaching tip-tops
  • Thread wrapping
  • Cork reaming
  • Filing guide feet
  • Guide placement
  • Applying finish
  • Attaching reel seats
  • ... and much more

Includes a FREE 2nd Day Advanced Techniques Seminar!

Our on the road rod building classes are a 2-day event. On day one you will learn everything above while you build a custom rod start-to-finish. Day two you will pick up your rod and be treated to free advanced skills seminars – going beyond the basics, you will be treated to lessons in:

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

What's Included in the Class?

Build your choice of a 6'6" spinning or 6'6" casting rod from pre-assembled kits, which are included in the price of the class. Choose your favorite thread colors and a custom fish decal. Not only do we provide all of the necessary tools and supplies, but you get to keep them when you leave!

  • Personalized instruction from five professional rod builders
  • Free Copy of Mud Hole's Rod Building 101 DVD
  • A Complete 6'6" IM6 Graphite Spinning or Casting Rod Kit:
    • IS661M Graphite Blank (Black)
    • CRB Standard guides and tip-top
    • Your choice of custom thread wrap color combination
    • Your choice of custom fish decal
    • 9" Cork rear grip
    • 2 1/2" Cork foregrip
    • 17mm Deluxe cushioned graphite reel seat with stainless hoods
    • Black winding check & butt cap
  • Your Very Own Hand Rod Wrapper
  • Burnishing Tool
  • An exclusive 2nd day of Advanced Techniques Seminars, covering professional techniques such as:
    • Marbling
    • Decorative Wraps
    • Basic Weaving
    • Custom Inlays
    • Building Custom Cork Handles
    • Abalone Inlays & More


Cancellations & Refund Policy

Cancellations made 30 days prior to the class date will receive a full refund. Cancellations made 15 to 30 days prior to class date may be rescheduled up to 1 time. All cancellations made less than 15 days prior to the class date will forfeit their class fee and receive the class items, there will be a shipping charge for all items shipped to customers.


Location Details

Dates:  9/21/2019 - 9/22/2019

Day 1 Time:  Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Day 2 Time:  Sunday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  Holiday Inn Dublin - Pleasanton

Address:  6680 Regional Street, Dublin CA 945681

Phone:  +1 925-828-7750

Hotel Rate Code:  N/A

Seats:  38

Note:  All students must be 16 years of age or older.

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Brand:Mud Hole Custom Tackle