Glenn Brackett – program 31
Glenn Brackett of Butte Montana helped bring Winston Rods to the pinnacle of fly rod making, then started Sweetgrass Rods in Twin Bridges. Visitors from around the world arrive un-announced at his door, hands joined in prayerful respect, to speak with the Master Rod Builder. I spoke with Glenn in his workshop, and had to turn my back away from the beautiful bamboo rods waiting to be finished on the rack behind me in order to focus on his thoughtful answers. To introduce Glenn, I can do no better than this quote from the Sweetgrass Rods (www.sweetgrassrods.com) website:
“It is our intention to do our share to preserve the traditions of a unique American craft. In an age where time is money and more cheaply produced outsourced goods rule the corporate world, we believe there is still a place for quality craftsmanship done the old fashioned way. What we build will have a heart, soul, and spirit connected to our sense of history, community, and obligation to the resource that makes what we do possible. “
Listen live Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30pm (MDT) on Yellowstone Public Radio – stream live at www.ypradio.org
note: ypradio.org streaming might be running a bit behind the live broadcast, so if you tune in at 7:30 this evening and it isn’t on, wait a bit!