Tom Morgan: "You Have to be Able to Throw Away Your Work"

July 30, 2007 By: Marshall Cutchin

An Associated Press profile of Tom Morgan and his wife Gerri Carlson includes some fascinating insight into what turned Morgan from a small-town Montana fishing guide into one of the most skilled rod builders in the world. Turns out he and Gerri had a few things to work out in their partnership (Carlson: “I don’t want to be your hands.”). “‘What I like best about a rod is smoothness,’ Morgan said. ‘If your timing is right, it doesn’t take any power at all to get the line out. You can shake a rod and know instantly if it is going to cast nicely or not.'” In the Billings Gazette.