In the mid seventies Tom Morgan and Glenn Brackett moved the Winston Rod company to Twin Bridges. They believed that this location would inspire the intangible perfection they sought in a rod truly built for fly anglers. This holds true for Sweetgrass Rods as well.
The fly rods we build on the banks of the Beaverhead River will be based upon a wealth of knowledge, disciplines and gifts handed down by master craftsmen Lew Stoner, Doug Merrick, Gary Howells, and several other Western builders. Using their vision of blending quality workmanship into a practical tool that can cover a vast array of fishing opportunities, we will add our cumulative experiences, innovations and love of angling to a creation that expresses the true spirit of fly fishing.
It is our wish that this legacy will be passed on to another generation of builders. This one goal is foremost in our plan. The true success of Sweetgrass Rods will be its ability to survive years from now, and we will be working to make this happen.