Winston Tom Morgan Favorite Fly Rod

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Tom Morgan owned R.L Winston from 1973 to 1991, and he spent his early years guiding anglers around southwestern Montana. With decades of fly fishing and rod building under his belt, Winston’s Tom Morgan Favorite Fly Rod is the rod that carries on this man’s wonderful legacy. Initially brought to market in 1989 as a limited edition 60th anniversary model, the Tom Morgan Favorite is back after its popularity forced demand. Taking its classic graphite design, the Tom Morgan Favorite was built with one of Tom’s foundational principles of rod design, and that’s that “a great fly rod is always a great fly rod;” this statement still applies to today’s TMF rod. Built with a Winston progressive taper and an extra lightweight design, this rod provides a wonderfully smooth action, making it an excellent choice when fishing over tough fish in super clear water. From DePuy’s Spring Creek to the famed waters of Letort Spring Run and everywhere in between, you can rely on this classic rod to help you get into trout everywhere you’re casting. 


Graphite Blank - The Tom Morgan Favorite is built with a classic graphite blank. This blank features a progressive taper with an extra lightweight feel, which gives that classic Winston cast every time you’re on the water. The TMF also has a muted look to its blank that’s timeless and is finished with the hand scripting that Winston is so famous for. 


Chrome Nanolite Stripper Guide - Combining durability and a lightweight feel with a sharp look that complements the blank, the Chrome Nanolite Stripper Guide is a great addition to this rod. 

Chrome Snake Guides - Made with durability, a lightweight feel, and a clean appearance, these Chrome Snake Guides are an excellent addition to the TMF. Made for slick casting, you can count on these guides to help get you that extra nudge of distance when you’re stalking a trout that’s on the opposite side of the stream.   

Reel Seat

Nickel Silver with Burled Wood Insert - Not only does the reel seat on the TMF lock your reel in solidly and provide long-lasting durability, but it also looks downright good. A nickel silver build provides durability and just enough flash to catch your eye, while a Burled Wood Insert adds the finishing touches of elegance to this beautiful rod. 

Rod Tube

Since this rod is made to last, Winston gives you a premium aluminum tube with a logo rod sock. This tube is super strong and you can count on it whether you’re sitting in an airport or bringing it up to camp. 


As of July 2022, the Tom Morgan Favorite Rods are covered by Winston’s Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. This warranty applies to the original owner of the rod and it covers, at Winston’s decision, the repair of the rod or a replacement of the rod or an equivalent rod. To qualify for this warranty, the original owner must register their rod online or return a completed warranty card to R.L. Winston. The Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee does not cover things like lost rods, lost sections, intentional damage, neglect, misuse, or cosmetic damage. 


More Info

Rod Action: Fast action

Best for: Dry flies, Wet flies, and Nymphs

Grip: Cigar

Ability Level: Advanced (learn more)

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