A fire destroyed the R.L. Winston rod building shop in Twin Bridges Montana early sunday morning. With that building, a lot of history was lost. R.L.Winston’s shop in Twin Bridges was one of the fist big rod manufacturers in the U.S.
This shop housed the raw bamboo, tools and other equipment used to make all of the bamboo rods the company produced. It is a tragedy to see a piece of fly fishing history go up in smoke, but we’re sure they will rebuild.