Working in relative isolation, he came up with many different rod configurations & designs. He also designed & invented many of the tools & machines to make bamboo rods. Ingenious in their design & function, Kushner's shop must have been a joy for any fellow rod maker to visit.
His rods are very rarely seen today, mostly because his output was smaller (being a single craftsman) but also because anglers who own his rods love them. They are unique & wonderful fishing instruments that testify to his skill.
Morris was also know for his generosity. In fact the famous author Robert Traver devoted an entire chapter in his book "Trout Magic" to Kushner & his rods. If you've not heard of Morris Kushner before, you will be fascinated by this man & the wonderful rods he mad.
Below is a video in which Robert Traver discusses Kushner with some photos of the rod maker himself. Enjoy.