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

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.
This class is full. Please email classes@mudhole.com to be placed on our stand-by list.

Classroom spots will be filled on a first-come first-serve basis.

There’s nothing like catching fish on a rod you built with your own two hands!

That is why Mud Hole Custom Tackle has hit the road on a mission to teach as many anglers around the nation as possible to build their very own custom fishing rods! All the tools and materials to build custom rods are included in the two day class, and best of all... you get to keep it all - including your first custom rod!

Casting or Spinning? The choice is yours.

All students have their choice between a 6'6" spinning or 6'6" medium power casting rod from pre-assembled kits (included in the price of the class). Choose your favorite accent colors and even personalize it with your choice of custom decal. Not only do we provide all of the necessary tools and supplies, but you get to keep them when you leave!

Items included in the class

  • Personalized instruction from professional rod builders
  • Mud Hole's Rod Building 101 DVD
  • A Complete 6'6" Graphite Spinning or Casting Rod Kit:
    • IS661M Graphite Blank
    • CRB Standard guides and tip-top
    • Your choice of custom thread wrap color combination
    • Your choice of custom decal (including personalized text decals)
    • 9" Cork rear grip
    • 2 1/2" Cork foregrip
    • 17mm Deluxe cushioned graphite reel seat
    • Black winding check & butt cap
  • Hand Wrapper
  • Burnishing Tool

All the tools & supplies you need are included!

Build a 6'6" Medium spinning or casting rod!

Personalize your build with a custom decal!

Become a rod building expert!

Rod Building 101 Class Syllabus

Day 1: Rod Building Basics

  • 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

Day 2: Advanced Techniques

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

Meet Your Instructors

Todd Vivian

Curt Baker

Buzz Butters

Cindy McKay

Mike Kosiba

Jesus Peña

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.

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


Location Details

Dates:  6/12/2021 - 6/13/2021

Day 1 Time:  Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Day 2 Time:  Sunday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location:  Mud Hole Custom Tackle

Address:  2133 Component Loop, Suite 1001

City:  Oviedo, FL

Phone:  +1 407-447-7637

Seats:  36

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

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Brand:Mud Hole