Saturday, January 25, 2014

Here is another Tom Morgan build, the famous 8', 4wt. According to people who know their tackle history, this taper was Tom Morgan's favorite among the Stalker rods. I can only assume this was the reason he baptized the graphite version of the 8', 4wt "Tom Morgan Favorite". Although this is not the same taper as back then, I would love to do a side-by-side since I own the old one. But it's too cold here in Sweden right now, and this rod is heading stateside tomorrow. Bellinger skeleton in dark nickel over dip varnished cork, flat full wells grip and Snake Brand Original guides in dark nickel. Blued stripping guide from Rec and silk wraps in Pearsall Dark Claret. And you know what? This is the first Hardy reel in my collection...