September 26 - October 1, 2024

Bamboo Fly Rod Building Course

Featuring the Expert Rod Builders at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths

Learn how to build a bamboo fly rod with instruction and all materials provided by the experts at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths during this 5-night, 4-day immersive all inclusive experience.

Bamboo Fly Rod Class Details

There is nothing quite like fly fishing with a bamboo fly rod. With elevated flex and a traditional feel in hand, it’s every angler’s dream to own a split cane fly rod. To make dreams a reality, we have partnered with the expert rod builders at Tom Morgan Rodsmiths to bring a comprehensive bamboo fly rod building class to The Meadows on Rock Creek. During this 5-night, 4-day Montana all inclusive experience, you will build your very own bamboo fly rod while staying in luxury accommodations, eating chef-prepared meals, and enjoying guided fly fishing on Rock Creek and other nearby blue ribbon trout streams.

Featured Itinerary

Join us for an immersive bamboo fly rod building class schedule paired with guided fly fishing experiences on local trout streams where you will enjoy private access and quality angling.

September 26

12-1 PM: Check in and cabin tour

1-5 PM: Guided fly fishing on Rock Creek

5:30-6:30 PM: Social hour in the central lodge

6:30-7:30 PM: Multi-course dinner and wine pairing

8-10 PM: Campfire on the central lodge patio

September 27-30

7-8 AM: Breakfast in the central lodge

8 AM-1 PM: Bamboo fly rod building class

1-1:30 PM: Lunch time in the central lodge

1:30-5:30 PM: Guided fly fishing on Rock Creek and nearby streams

5:30-6:30 PM: Social hour in the central lodge

6:30-7:30 PM: Multi-course dinner and wine pairing

8-10 PM: Campfire on the central lodge patio

angler stands with a bamboo fly rod in hand at the river

Tuesday, October 1

7:30-9:30 AM: Breakfast in the central lodge

11 AM: Check out

a man planes a piece of split cane bamboo for making a fly fishing rod

Featured: Tom Morgan Rodsmiths

Tom Morgan Rodsmiths evolved from a dream of Tom’s while owning the R. L. Winston Rod Company from 1973 to 1991. He always wanted to build a limited number of superior graphite rods for appreciative anglers. Rods not limited by cost or materials. Rods he would fine-tune until their actions were perfect. He chose graphite as the material for these rods because it has all the characteristics necessary to make a wonderful fishing rod. It is strong, lightweight, durable, sensitive, and efficient.

While other rod companies chased a demand for stiffer and stiffer rods, Tom worked hard to keep the same progressive action that he developed while at Winston. His rods possessed a smoothness and the light, lively feeling so prized by anglers worldwide. He sought designs that emphasized continuous taper blanks with a commitment to the importance of a sensitive tip. He added the best components he could find from a carefully chosen group of suppliers committed to making the very highest quality products. To this mix he added a unique commitment to traditional design and fine craftsmanship; it is true that the whole of a finished Morgan rod is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

Now there is another exciting chapter in the Tom Morgan Rodsmiths story. Tom and Gerri sold the company to Joel Doub, a life-long fisherman committed to the preservation of the Morgan legacy. He moved his family to Bozeman to carry the torch, and is honored to be steward of the company as Tom and Gerri envisioned it. As such, TMR will remain a small company, and will continue to provide the unprecedented quality the brand is known for.

Need To Know

To participate in the bamboo rod building class, you must book the full 5-night, 4-day experience starting at $1900/night for private cabins not including extra fees and/or taxes. Guided and self-guided activities, all food and beer/wine, accommodations, and a bamboo fly rod building class are included when booking this special experience. All materials and tools will be provided by Tom Morgan Rodsmiths and The Meadows on Rock Creek. At the end of your visit, you will successfully build your very own bamboo fly rod.

a cabin with a large front porch and green hills in the distance

Private Accommodations

Rest and relax in your own private cabin after a long day of fly fishing Rock Creek and building your own bamboo fly rod.

a plate with food and a glass of wine on a dining table

Fine Dining

Thoughtfully prepared meals provided by our own private chef. Three meals per day with all beer/wine included.

a woman angler stands in a creek fighting a fish on a fly rod in front of cabins

Guided Fly Fishing

With multiple different private access options on local trout streams, your guide will show you some of the finest walk and wade fishing available in Montana.

All-Inclusive Lodging vs. Off-Season Cabin Rentals

While we would like all of our guests to experience the peak of our all-inclusive season (Memorial Day weekend through October 31st), we offer an opportunity to experience our Montana guest ranch at a lower rate during our cabin rentals season (November 1st through May 22nd). During this period, you can expect the same luxury accommodations and access to our beautiful property, but without the added benefits of all included meals, beverages, and guided experiences.

Regardless of when you stay at The Meadows on Rock Creek, we will make every effort to accommodate the needs of your group, as we strive for absolute satisfaction during your stay at our Montana ranch resort.

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