Building a custom rod with kits and instruction from Mud Hole is a good option during this time.

Floridians are looking to stay on the safe side through the month of April—and that includes Florida Sportsman Magazine writers such as Ed Mashburn, who contributed a primer on rodbuilding for our May print edition (due on newsstands late April).

Our digital editors, Podcast team and social media managers are also planning appropriate content during the next 30 days, to keep you entertained and informed.

We’d also like to hear from you. Send us your pictures of home life during this 30-day period. We want to see your ideas for keeping busy, maintaining tackle and boats, casting practice, maybe some pictures of fish you hope to tackle when things open up again. Most importantly, share ideas on how to safely, appropriately help folks in need. Let’s stay in touch! Message us on Instagram or Facebook, or email us at

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