Tom Morgan Favorite


As great today as it was when first offered

Tom Morgan was the owner and rod designer at Winston from 1973 to 1991. Tom grew up fishing the spring creeks of Montana for wary brown trout, where delicate casts and perfect presentations were mandatory. In 1989, he designed a 4-weight for those exact conditions and named it the “Tom Morgan Favorite.” Over 30 years later, we still offer this exceptional rod, as it reflects Tom’s belief that “a great fly rod is always a great fly rod.” TMF rods come with a powder coated aluminum tube and logo rod sock.

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Rod ModelPriceStockQuantity 
4wt, 8' 0" 2pc Cigar, Wood$995.000

ACTION: Medium-Slow.

GRIP DESIGN: 6.5” cigar.

REEL SEAT: Figured Tiger Maple with uplocking Nickel Silver hardware.

GUIDES: Chrome nanolite stripper guide/chrome snake guides.


STORAGE: Powder Coated Green Aluminum Tube and Logo Rod Sock.

MANUFACTURED: Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA.

4wt: Designed to be extra light, the TMF is perfect for those close to mid-range distances where delicacy, finesse, and accuracy are essential to successfully fishing the world’s most technical trout water.


All Graphite with classic WT spigot ferrule design

Incredibly Smooth with wonderful touch and feel

Extra Light 4-Weight, perfect for spring creek fishing

Winston Progressive tapers

Customer Favorite since 1989

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Marc Grucza
TMF 8’ 4wt

Finished building one 3 weeks ago. All I can say is it’s a great rod. I fish streams from 6’ to 60’ wide. Bangs out 30-40-50’ casts no issues. Will handle a fly from size 22 up to a size 10 wooly bugger with moderate weight. I use a Orvis Superfine WF on mine but it will handle a standard WF 4 wt. today I caught a big rainbow 21” very powerful fish, the rod was bending into the cork. The rod handled very well. Up next I’m building Pure 7 1/2’ 3wt. I’m sure it will fish as well as the TMF. Can’t wait until I hit the water for gills.

Fish Whisperers Sacred Stick the TMF

This is the rod I use when I want to go catching. Which is just slightly more fun than fishing. Which we all love.

Gómez Márquez

It is an icon of the story of Winston and Tom, which is reflected in each incident where Winston's purity is felt. The passing of the years continues to make this rod a benchmark for dry fly fishing

Kenneth Sullivan
TMF Review

Excellent 4wt fly rod. Perfect for throwing dry flies on smaller streams, or smaller lakers. A little slower action than the Pure, but has superb feel at reasonable distances (15-30 feet is the real sweet spot).

Definitely a fun little stick. 10/10, would recommend!

Greg Morrett
Winston Tradition

The WT action, I believe is the finest casting rod that Winston has made. I have two five weight WT‘s, one six weight, and now I am the proud owner of the Tom Morgan favorite four weight WT. Coupled with a double taper light line four weight this rod performs exactly as it was designed to do. Presentation of a small dry fly with the ability to tie on a hopper dropper, If you have to, make this rod a joy to fish with in many different conditions. Thank you Tom Morgan.