Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Tom Morgan - Winston Stalker style

A beautiful Tom Morgan 7'6" 4wt. fiberglass rod appointed in the old Winston Stalker style. The  "Morgan era" blank and the elegant nickel silver cap and ring hardware were supplied by Christian Horgren of Fine Tackle, who kindly accepted to pass onto one of his last blanks on my request. The hardware is a perfect match to the minimalist style build of the 70's. I chose to use a winding check,  so an ultra polished and reduced in size winding check was appropiate.

The cork insert is always a challenge for me, and after screwing it up two times it came out perfect on the third.

Candy apple red wraps and white silk "Stalker style" trims, a "retro" hook keeper made of nickel silver, Mildrum and Snake Brand guides, all complementing the beautiful "vintage" brown blank. Black ink script. A gorgeously handcrafted burgundy leather case with laser engraved TMR logo on the cap.

This rod is truly special and one that might be "too beautiful" to fish with, but it is ready to, and built to "perfection", as close as it gets. It casts beautifully with a relaxed casting style. I loved it! Check some more photos of the building process on facebook. Thanks for looking! #perfectionflyrod