Getting started

Hi, I would like to get started building my own rods. What kits would you recommend for all the tools? I was lookin at a mud hole kit. http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building-Supplies/Rod-Building-Small-Business-Start-Up-Kit?search=Shop+Our+Catalog It seemed to look pretty go to me. What are your choices on what you would get started with? Thanks. Also what supplies would I need first?

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  • jaredman1000jaredman1000 Posts: 196 Officer
    Hi, I would like to get started building my own rods. What kits would you recommend for all the tools? I was lookin at a mud hole kit. http://www.mudhole.com/Rod-Building-Supplies/Rod-Building-Small-Business-Start-Up-Kit?search=Shop+Our+Catalog It seemed to look pretty go to me. What are your choices on what you would get started with? Thanks. Also what supplies would I need first?

    Rod Building is one of the most costly hobbies out there but catching a fish on the rod you built is priceless . You can go wrong with the kit you have above from mudhole . I'm still using my kit I bought a few years back from mud hole . What your missing from the kit is thread and I know it has one reamer for cork sorry to brake it to you your going to need the whole reamer kit when doing cork rods . For thread I would recommend mud holes pro wrap Color fast thread . I say this because you don't really have to add color saver to your thread to save the color I think the thread is like a extra dollar but its worth it . Tight Lines and remember to post a pic of your first build
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  • Capt. Kevin BrotzCapt. Kevin Brotz Posts: 729 Officer
    Jake, welcome to a craft that will no doubt get you hooked. Sorry for the pun, had to do it. Jared is absolutely right, there is nothing like catchign a fish on a rod you built, however that doesn't mean it has to be expensive.

    At GetBitOutdoors.com we have kits as low as 39.95 that when combined with a few basic tools are all you need to get started. There are a lot of ways to get started without spending more than an average rod on the shelf would cost. We are glad to help in anyway, please feel free to take a look at the kits here http://www.getbitoutdoors.com/rod-building-kits/complete-rod-kits.html and give us a call with any questions.

    Have an awesome weekend!!
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  • TideUpTideUp Posts: 126 Officer
    Jake, I got the 40 dollar kit from Get Bit and I'm super impressed. The Batson blank is awesome and the finished product fishes like my St croix with similar specs. I put the rod to the test this past weekend catching reds, trout, and a big ugly around 35 lbs. The rod performed flawlessly. I like the product and the price. The initial start up cost was pricey once I added my thread, epoxy, finish, reamers, misc tools, and built my wrapper, but all in all it's worth it! This was my first rod and won't be my last haha

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  • TideUpTideUp Posts: 126 Officer
    Forgot the most important pic!

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