Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Tom Morgan 7' 3wt.

Here's a true gem of a trout rod. This "Tom Morgan era" brown blank was the last one in my inventory.

Appointed in the classic Tom Morgan style with a fine 5.5" western cork grip and a sublime Bellinger DLSB darkened nickel sliding ring reel seat. 

Some red-brown shades in the cork grip beautifully complement the stunning dark brown maple burl wood insert. Arguello dark amber agate stripping guide and dark snake guides wrapped in burgundy japanese silk.

TMR logos on both the exquisitely hand crafted leather case and the "Winston-Morgan" style rod bag with my leather patch logo as well.

I can honestly say this rod casts as smoothly as Tom imagined his "Thought rod". 

This rod will become available through Alternative Tackle in the UK. One-of-its-kind! #perfectionflyrod #tommorganrodsmiths

Friday, December 31, 2021


Ending up the year with this sleek Sage ESN HD I recently finished for a good friend. Another year's gone by and life has gotten tougher than ever.

Building these Sage rods to "perfection" over the years has been a real challenge especially because of the long script area that they employ. Painstaking effort and lots of layers for that rod of a lifetime. This Sage rod is no different and an exquisite euro-nymph or dry fly rod. 

Two weeks in the making, this is one beautiful looking rod and an amazing fishing tool. Deep, dark red wraps with titanium signature wraps, light wire snake guides and ultralight Bellinger downlocking reel seat. Nice and comfortable snub-nose half wells flor grade grip and all new custom aluminum rod tube in black and clear anodized .

The quest for perfection, handcrafted fly rods continues. Thank you for your continued support in these hard times and wishing you a Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Hanak Superb 299

Another Hanak Superb 299 finished and a bit more color in this one. Burnt orange wraps with sunburn yellow accent wraps over light wire snake guides and light Fugi ceramic stripping guide. These H&H guides have proven to be the most durable over time and I use them alot on light weight blanks and not only. Shop turned zebra wood and epoxy coated, Struble U20 dark bronze hardware. Slick, comfortable snub-nose flor handle turned to perfection. Overall, great minimalist ultralight rod for euro-nymphing or dry fly fishing, with a bit more power for a 2wt. but very light, smooth and sensitive. Will do a few more for late spring deliveries so feel free to reserve one now. Thanks for looking!