“I learn that T.M.R. aims to make 250 rods a year, and that it usually takes about six weeks, from beginning to end, to build one. (Bamboo rods take closer to three or four months.) But as Ric Plante, a full-time bamboo rod maker, playfully warns: ‘Never say pole. A pole is what you use to hold up your tent.'” In reality, I spend most of my life on an office couch in front of a laptop. But in my mind, I’m a pretty active outdoorsman, and a particularly serious fly fisherman in Montana. So let me share a bit of my world as you become a fly on the wall in Montana, courtesy of Janie Osborne in the NYT: In Montana, the Art of Crafting Fly-Fishing Rods.