The tradition continues at Sweetgrass Rods;                               
crafting fine bamboo fly fishing rods

Thanks for the wonderful craftsmanship. You guys are amazing.
Frank D.

Glenn BrackettGlenn Brackett (Founder)
With 40-years of triumph and tears at the rod bench, Glenn Brackett has been defined by his love of building bamboo fly rods. An inspiration in the shop as well as throughout the local community, Glenn will often say that his most sacred duty is to preserve the legacy of flyfishing by teaching others the many lessons of building cane rods. For bamboo rod lovers, Glenn’s intangible influence can be felt in every finely crafted rod we ever built.

Jerry KustichJerry Kustich (Founder)
 Jerry has been a part of the “Boo Boy” team for the past twenty years, learning the many intricacies of rod building. Always found on a stream testing anything from flies to waders to pentagonal bamboo designs, he has recently expanded the Sweetgrass operations to Maryland. Author, devoted environmentalist, rod designer, and dedicated angler, he spends much time on the road as a fly fishing ambassador lecturing on and representing the ideals for which all serious fly anglers stand.JoAnn Miller

JoAnn Miller (Owner)
JoAnn has worked in the rod building industry for the last 28 year. As our production manager, she has a keen attention to detail and process. Having learned the fly rod craft under Glenn and Jerry, JoAnn is one of the few female rod builders in the world. A native Montanan, she has a special, homegrown enthusiasm for our rivers, streams and mountains.

Luca TroianiLuca Troiani (Owner)
Luca brings an uncommonly ardent enthusiasm for fishing and rod-building to our team. He has a Wulff School Casting Instructor certification and happily shares his skills and enthusiasm with visiting fishermen. He will discuss anything “fishing”. He has a natural way around bamboo, water, and avid Joe Brummell - Sweetgrass Rodsfishermen.

Joe Brummel (Owner)
Retiring from the Army with 22 years of service, Joe comes to us with a love of the outdoors. Joe spent his first year at Sweetgrass understudying with Glenn learning the finer points of making blanks: splitting cane, milling, heat treating and gluing. This tutoring by Glenn has supplied Joe with the needed knowledge that has made him is the go-to guy for rod repairs and refurbishing all makes and models. Ask for Joe for repairs.

Graham MurphyGraham Murphy (Owner)
Graham provides an young energy and spirit to our team. A quick study, he too is a student of Glenn and Jerry, learning the finer aspects of making blanks and running the mill. Graham has an overflowing passion for spending time in pursuit of the piscatorial prey and is an accomplished local guide.Dana Escott

Dana Escott
Dana brings 16 years of experience in the finishing processes of building our bamboo rods and has been with Sweetgrass from the beginning. She is an integral part of our success. Learning the art of coating, reel seating and wrapping rods from Jerry, Dana’s exceptional eye for detail helps insure that our rods meet the quality that our customers expect.

Rob Wallingford, Sweetgrass RodsRob Wallingford
The newest member of the BooCrew comes from Maine where he was a hunting and fishing guide for 7 years and is a licensed guide here in Montana. He brings a passion for flyfishing and hunting. He is learning all aspects of bamboo fly rod manufacturing. He is a great addition to our team.

Christine Lambert-BrackettChris Lambert
Christine adds a very special plus to the Sweetgrass line-up with her wit and humor, and also her sales and marketing experience. While she will deny a passion of fishing, she has been married to Glenn for decades, and there’s something to be said for osmosis. She and Glenn make a great team, and she helps increase the bench strength of Team Sweetgrass.

With over 120 years of collective rod-building experience, the Sweetgrass Rod team promises to build bamboo fly rods that are as special as they are a credit to the craft. 

Your confidence in our abilities has encouraged us to stay together, keep the legacy alive, and eventually pass it on to others.  We thank you for your undying support.  The responsibility is a blessing that will kindle our passion for years to come.

Sweetgrass Rods ~~ P.O. Box 415 ~~ 501 North Main Street ~~ Twin Bridges, Montana 59754
406.684.5440 ~~

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