Is that the cheapest place to buy parts? I cant get over how expensive guides are now days. It is nothing to build a rod and have $60-$70 bucks in guides. To me that is just ridiculous. I have put off an order from Mudhole for a month because every time I price out a set of guides I wanted it was $60 and it was hialoy not even SICs.
And why is something as basic as shrink tubing such a rip off? Just because it has "X" pattern in it? They are just blistering people on shrink tubing.
Mudhole has an excellent selection and guys like Todd have expertise that's hard to beat. Having said that, their prices and shipping cost tend to be a bit higher. It's not terrible for a one or two rod builder, but if you are going to be doing more you'll want to shop around.