Minimal Design | Corkalon Grip or Carbon Fiber Mounting Tube

Build your new ice rod handle with the lightweight, minimal feel of a Tennessee handle! Tennessee handles typically utilize heat shrink tubing, electrical tape or graphite slip rings to secure your reel, delivering a handle assembly that doesn't require the installation of a reel seet. Mud Hole offers Tennessee ice rod handles in your choice of highly sensitive carbon fiber / woven graphite tubing or the classic "corkalon" EVA foam grip. The top-quality components in these kits will build a rod handle with performance, style, and long-lasting comfort on the ice.

Kit Components

These kits include your choice of 7.75" Corkalon EVA foam with graphite slip rings or 6" Woven Graphite tube with EVA trim rings. Both grips allow you to build a rod handle without the need for an integrated reel seat, eliminating unneccessary weight and simplifying your build.

  • No reel seat required
  • 6" Carbon Fiber tube with EVA trim or 7.75" Corkalon grip with graphite slip rings
  • The Carbon Tube kit includes (2) .920 Tube Arbors to mount the carbon tube to the blank.
  • Use heat shrink tubing or electrical tape to secure reel to carbon fiber tube

Handle Kit Specifications

Carbon FiberUse heat shrink tubing or electrical tape0.920"6.00"6.75"
Corkalon with Slip RingsUse included Slip Rings0.250"7.75"8.00"

Installation & How-To

Learn how to build your own ice fishing rod with helpful tips and tricks from the rod building gurus of Mud Hole Live on this episode featuring Extreme Ice Rod Builds!



Application:Ice Fishing