Entries by ProProducts

Epoxy Finish: How to Smooth Out Common Problems

After spending hours upon hours building a handle, wrapping guides, spinning a decorative wrap, and any other time consuming tasks associated with your rod build, the last step is to apply your epoxy finish. Though it is the last step, it is definitely not the easiest step. More rod building questions are stemmed from epoxy […]

Reasons To Build & Fish With A Custom Rod

Most people reading this article are probably using a factory made fishing rod, and you love to fish, right? I mean, you have probably been fishing for years and catching loads of fish. So it begs the question, why a custom rod? A fair question and this article dives into some reasons why you may want to build your own fishing rods.

Beginner Rod Building Tips From A Rod Building Instructor

You just can’t beat experience when it comes to rod building. The more you know, the fewer mistakes you make, and the more enjoyable the rod building process becomes. This article was written by one of Mud Hole’s instructors, Chris Feagan, and highlights some rod building tips that might not be obvious to new rod builders.

ProWrap Rod Building Thread by ProProducts

Next to finding the spine of a rod blank, wrapping your guides is one of the most important steps in custom rod building. When not done correctly, the overall performance and stability of the rod may be compromised. This article is a product review of ProWrap thread and braid by ProProducts.

Choosing the Correct Rod Building Thread

There are many different threads that can be used when building a rod. They vary from color treated (thread that has already been treated with color preserver), regular nylon, metallic, and even polyester. Many people ask about which thread needs color preserver and which ones do not, and the answer is any nylon or polyester […]