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Tom morgan rodsmiths

handcrafted fly rods built in Bozeman, mt




Our Roots

Tom had never built a rod when he purchased R.L. Winston in 1973, but over the course of 45 years, he became an icon in the fly fishing industry.  Quite simply, Tom worked tirelessly in pursuit of building the perfect rod.

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths evolved from a dream of Tom's while owning the R. L. Winston Rod Company from 1973 to 1991.  He always wanted to build a limited number of superior graphite rods for appreciative anglers. Rods not limited by cost or materials. Rods he would fine-tune until their actions were perfect. He chose graphite as the material for these rods because it has all the characteristics necessary to make a wonderful fishing rod. It is strong, lightweight, durable, sensitive, and efficient.


Our Mission

For 25 years, Tom Morgan Rodsmiths in Bozeman Montana has been designing and creating the finest heirloom quality fiberglass, graphite, and bamboo fly rods in the world. We collaborate with every single customer to handcraft their perfect rod, one at a time, with an uncompromising commitment to precision and perfection. A TMR rod is not made for everyone - it is made for you - by people who know your name. Experienced anglers, who expect grace and harmony when a rod is cast, know our standard of craftsmanship is an investment in excellence. This is what makes a great rod timeless, and we believe that a TMR rod will accompany you on your most meaningful fishing trips until you hand it off to the next generation.


A tmr rod is not made for everyone - it’s made for you - by people who know your name