Wednesday, March 12, 2014

This is the second 8', 3wt Morgan rod from the last weeks work. Same blank, same guides, and same color scheme. But the ergonomics and reel seat is completely different. I decided to make a very thin and long grip to get the feeling you almost hold the blank in your hand. This grip style is very common on rods from the 19th century. I have always found it intriguing how things can change so radically over time. A hand looked exactly the same one hundred years ago, and I assume they held the rod in a similar way. Trends come and go, why not duplicate the really old ones? This rod was made on custom order and was my last Morgan for a while.