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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13819508 12/25/20 05:13 PM
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Building rods is addictive! I've replaced all my old rods with rods I built from Mudhole. Now rod storage is an issue - haha! I really like fishing their 7 ft light action rods with a Shimano Shara 1000 for white bass and crappie, the 8 ft medium action rods for red fishing at the coast and they work well for bass fishing too.

Once you figure it out, you can knock out a rod in 8-10 hours of hands on time, spread over a couple of days.

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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13819588 12/25/20 06:52 PM
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That yellow / gold fish appears to be a decal, if it is a weave it's really nice and flat. Looks great .


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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13819696 12/25/20 09:58 PM
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It's a decal - Mudhole has a variety of decal species.


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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13820426 12/26/20 07:23 PM
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Yeah, I've built rods before, but the time! I can either fish or build. I'd much rather be on the water.

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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13821165 12/27/20 05:55 PM
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Fishing always comes 1st, the rods, lures, and jigs are built when I'm not fishing! thumb


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Re: Building your own rods [Re: F4Gator] #13822669 12/29/20 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by F4Gator
Fishing always comes 1st, the rods, lures, and jigs are built when I'm not fishing! thumb



Have you ever repaired a broken eye?

Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13824436 12/30/20 03:02 PM
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Replacing guides and tips is easy. Pm if you need help. You can’t really repair a broken eye you just replace the guide or tip.

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Originally Posted by rscustomrods
Replacing guides and tips is easy. Pm if you need help. You can’t really repair a broken eye you just replace the guide or tip.



Thank you for the offer, I watched a video and will attempt it. If I can’t make it look nice, I’ll have my buddy above fix it for me. cheers

Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13825695 12/31/20 04:11 AM
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Edwin Evers, I believe it was, did a YouTube video on replacing a guide. Now, if I was home in the basement, I'd never do this, but he shows how really important all the "pretty" is when it comes to catching fish. I've wrapped a lot guides with 15 lb. Big Game.

This is ugly, fellers.

Re: Building your own rods [Re: ShinerInTx] #13833612 01/06/21 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by ShinerInTx
Let’s see some pictures Coosa.

I bought a rod building book several years ago along with a rod building kit and never used it. Also built a set of wrapping bases out of cedar and accumulated a couple more blanks and never built a thing since then. With all the COVID stuff, saw that Mudhole is giving virtual classes now. Signed up for one later this month. Gonna actually build my first rod...

For any that have interest, for $199 they give you the class and rod building materials...



Shiner, sorry it took me so long, but here is a picture I made on the lake today of the 3 rods I have put together myself. The one on the right with the red thread is the 6.5' that I just did and mentioned earlier. Since I haven't bought any of their equipment, a rod put together by a pro or even a good amateur would look a lot better, but I think mine will catch fish just as well. I have about $75 in each rod. I have been unsure of what foregrip works best for me, but I think the 4" grip on the last one is it. Good luck to anyone who decides to try to wrap your own.


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Re: Building your own rods [Re: Bill Durham] #13844166 01/13/21 01:38 AM
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Coosa, Looks good man. Obviously getting a lot of use out of them too, and that makes it even better. Certainly aren’t going to have lot of stock options for that rod.

Let me know if you guys find any stellar deals on blanks. Just started my 2nd build...

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