"The art of crafting fly rods" - New York Times

I live only a few miles away from Tom Morgan Rodsmiths, a custom fly rod shop in Bozeman, Montana. But entering the workshop feels a little like stepping off a plane in a foreign country.

I walk in and take a good look around. It’s a place with lots of moving parts, where craftsmen make reel seats from rosewood, inscribe calligraphy with gold ink, and wrap shiny agate guides on bamboo, using garnet thread and extra fine brass wire... 

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