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Premium Winston Fly Rods are carefully examined at each stage of production. Every rod builder has the authority to "pull the rod" if an imperfection is discovered. Grips are sanded from Portuguese cork. Winston freshwater rods include a burled Box Elder wood insert with knurled nickel silver edges and polished to a jewel finish. (graphite available upon request). Saltwater reel seats are machined aluminum and anodized black with a graphite insert or fully anodized aluminum and come with a full wells grip. It's legendary performance and this unequaled workmanship that makes a Winston a classic. Covered by Winston's Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. Winston Bamboo is also available on a special basis. Call for details 1.800.659.1707
**Winston Rod Building Kits** Our custom rod building kits offer a selection of the highest quality components available. Winston kits include a Authentic Winston reel seat, flor grade fork handles already "inletted" to fit perfectly. All necessary hardware is included along with a spacing chart. Thread, epoxies, rod tube a sock sold separately. Custom kits are also available... call for details.
|Winston Nexus Series Fly Rods
Item # WN098
INTRODUCING: WINSTON NEXUS SERIES FLY RODS - These revolutionary lightweight all-graphite, smooth action fly rods offer a ton of traditional "Winston-esque" performance at a lower price point than Winston's Boron/Graphite composite offerings. These fantastic, high performance, deep-black fly rods redefine the high modulus all-graphite rod category with an innovative new fast action combining Winston's legendary ultra-smooth "Winston Action" with more modern, faster tapers. Exceptionally beautiful, smooth-casting "all-around" fly rods utilizing a new design to handle a range of conditions with faster tapers, especially through the lower half of the rod. They are a joy to cast, can generate added power when needed, and are made to Winston's extremely high standards of beauty and craftsmanship in Twin Bridges, Montana. Anodized silver aluminum reelseats with light amber wood insert and traditional Winston cigar grips on 3wt-6wt. Anodized aluminum reelseats with fighting-butt and full-wells grips on 7wt-12wt. Rod bag and lightweight aluminum tube included. Winston's Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee. Made in Montana.
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|Winston Micro Spey Rods
Item # WN099
NEW! WINSTON BORON III TH-MS MICROSPEY FLY RODS - An innovative addition of three specialized light line Two-Handed trout models to Winston's extremely popular Boron III TH Two-Handed rod series. Using Boron III technology, these new high performance, ultra-lightweight two-handed rods perfectly combine the power of a spey rod and the finesse of a trout rod to bring a whole new dimension to fishing big, open trout waters, landlocked salmon and smallmouth bass in moving water. The versatile design of these new 3-, 4- and 5-weight Microspey rods strikes an important balance between "castability & fishability", designed to utilize the incredible high performance of Boron III technology, driving power up through the rod as the angler may need. Powerful enough to launch a streamer into a stiff wind, nimble enough to handle light tippets when swinging wet flies, and also when dead drifting nymphs or dries. Light enough to fish all day, yet long enough to reach those far seams that call for a big foam bug. Whether fishing in demanding weather or covering broad waters, these Microspey rods will provide the angler with an exciting new world of opportunities. Winston's Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. Made in Montana.
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Item # WN104
WINSTON 5- PIECE "LT" SERIES TROUT RODS: WINSTON "LT" third generation graphite makes them faster in the butt-section, and faster in the tip (crisper) than the "WT"s - but not to worry about popping a tippet. These rods maintain the famous Winston smoothness even with this slightly faster action. Spigot-ferrules are used for a smooth energy transfer. The 8'9" 5-wt is a Feather-Craft favorite, and being a 5-piece, it stows right in your wader bag.
We have the three most popular models; 483-5, 489-5 and 589-5 in stock for immediate delivery.
All other models AVAILABLE BY SPECIAL ORDER ONLY. Allow 4-6 weeks for delivery.
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|Winston Boron Iiix Fly Rods
Item # WN108
WINSTON BORON IIIX SERIES FLY RODS - Incredibly light in hand, sweet "crisp" action, deadly accurate... and all with that indescribably smooth Winston feel that they refer to as "soul". Its predecessor, the BIIx, was arguably the most popular and beloved Winston of all time, so to improve on that success they had to get it right, and boy did they. I was blown away from the first cast (Bob). Utilizing higher modulus third generation Boron/Graphite Composite, Boron IIIx rods have an enormously broad casting range that lets you control line-speed for longer casts and windy conditions, or slow it down for gentle presentations up close. Increased strength in the butt section provides great lifting power for long lines or heavy rigs. Everything about this rod is "right". The workmanship is impeccable, as we've come to expect from Winston, right down to the gorgeous new lightweight graphite rod tubes they're packaged in. Winston technical advisor Joan Wulff sums it up like this... "Boron IIIx rods are an amazing combination of speed, power and smoothness." 3-weight thru 9' 5 & 6-weights come standard with nickel-silver reelseat with burled wood insert, or optional Featherlight anodized aluminum reelseat. The 9'6", 5 and 6-weight and larger models all come with the Featherlight anodized aluminum reelseat with fighting-butt.
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|R.L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
Item # WN112
R. L. WINSTON BAMBOO FLY RODS Winston has been building bamboo rods since 1929. These beautiful, simply superb fishing instruments are made by hand, one at a time. Each rod can take up to a year to build, representing the pinnacle of years of testing, design refinements and expert knowledge that has been passed down over the decades.
Fishing bamboo is one of the great experiences in angling; they have a wonderful slow action and feature incredible touch and feel, as well as superb line and loop control. When you hold one, or cast one, or feel one bend under the weight of a good fish, then you'll understand. There is nothing quite as magical as fishing a Winston Bamboo Fly Rod. And not just a magnificent fishing tool, but also a wise investment as fine bamboo rods appreciate in value over the years (Winston Bamboo Rod values are up 15-23% over the past 8 years).
All rods come with two tips, and are available in 2-Piece or 3-Piece configuration. Traditional agate stripper guides are used, with titanium-plated snake guides. All rods are hand inscribed with line size, length, weight and serial number. Reelseats are nickel-silver with your choice of wood insert; Burled Box Elder, Zebrawood or Lacewood.
2-PIECE BAMBOO RODS: $2,750
3-PIECE BAMBOO RODS: $3,000
LIGHT TROUT MODELS
3-weight: 6', 6'6", 7' & 7'6"
4-weight: 6'6", 7', 7'6" & 8'
5-weight: 7'9", 8' & 8'6"
6-weight: 8', 8'6" & 9'
STEELHEAD & SALMON MODELS
8-weight: 8'9", 9' & 9'6"
NOTE: To order your R.L. Winston Bamboo, give us a call at the shop, 1-800-659-1707 or feel free to add this item to your shopping cart and we will give you a call to discuss your rod a give you an estimated delivery date.
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|Winston Boron III-SX Series Fly Rods
Item # WN114
WINNER: "Best Of Show - Saltwater Fly Rod" International Fly Tackle Dealers (IFTD) show in Reno, Nevada.
WINSTON BORON III-SX Series Fly Rods - Very-fast action, high-line-speed rods offering an unprecedented level of smooth, progressive power for both fresh and saltwater. They load and throw with incredible ease, have wonderful "feel" throughout the casting stroke, and Winston's Boron III technology provides for incredible lifting strength; all in a super-lightweight frame. Whether casting tiny PMD split back emergers on a windy Missouri River day with the 4 or 5-weight, chucking sink-tip lines and giant streamers on the Madison with the 6 or 7-weight, or taking your shot at the Belize grand slam with the 8 through 12-weight, BIII-SX is engineered to handle ANY extreme fishing situation. And again, these rods load and throw so easily, you can cast them all day long with minimal fatigue. Boron III-SX Trout models (4 thru 6-wt) are equipped with beautiful nickel-silver reel seats with burl wood inserts and cigar shaped cork grips (full-wells grip optional on the 6-weight). The 7-weight and larger BIII-SX rods come standard with a striking new Superlight black anodized reel seat with fighting-butt, and proudly displays R.L Winston Rod Co. engraved on the reel seat barrel. Full-wells cork grips are standard on the 7-weight and larger (optional on the 6-weight).
MORE THOUGHTFUL ENGINEERING In the design phase, we looked at every aspect of the rod. We went with stealthy titanium-grey, hard-coated wire snake guides for zero reflection on the water. All of the guides are over-sized to eliminate line friction, and to "save the day" when a 10-pound bonefish is pulling a line-tangle through the guides at warp speed. Specially designed, agronomical Full-Wells grips allow the anglers hand to be in complete control throughout the casting stroke. Full wells grips are slightly larger than average in diameter with the neck being more accentuated to allow the angler a stronger grasp between the thumb and first two fingers. The swell in the mid-grip supports the other two fingers and the pocket of the hand. This new grip feel is super comfortable, and gives better support through the cast helping to reduce hand fatigue over a long day of blind casting. Grips are 7" long on the 6 through 11-wts (full wells grip optional on 6-wt) and 8" long on the 12-wt.
"Winston's designers took an unselfish approach with the all new BIII-SX, gathering and acting on feedback from some of the best fly casters and hardcore fly fishers in the world. I'm proud that Winston made me a part of that design team, and even more proud of what we've accomplished. A powerful, fast-action fly rod has never been easier to cast or more fun to fish." Bob Story
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|Winston Gvx Select Fly Rods
Item # WN115
WINSTON GVX-SELECT SERIES - Exceptional smooth, progressive, fast-action, 100% graphite fly rods that utilize the same fast-action tapers as Winston's highest performing Boron rods. Rods are finished in traditional Winston Green with premium reelseats and cork grips. Nickel-silver reelseats with wood insert on 3-6 weights, TiCH Anodized aluminum reelseat with fighting-butt on the 8-weight. Winston quality and performance at a remarkable price.
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|Winston Boron III-LS Fly Rods
Item # WN116
INTRODUCING: WINSTON BORON III LS SERIES - These advanced Boron III technology fly rods are incredibly lightweight and accurate and offer up a very delicate presentation. BIII LS is an ideal selection when fishing light tippets for big fish on small to mid-size streams. Their medium-fast action is as sweet as it gets; a true delight to fish. Classic Winston Green blanks with Nickel-Silver and Burl wood inserts OR a newly designed ventilated, silver over graphite reelseat, and of course the impeccable Winston hardware and finishing.
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|Winston LT-Series Trout Rods
Item # WN117
WINSTON 5-PIECE "LT" SERIES TROUT RODS - We've teamed with Winston to bring a limited number of these wonderful rods back for the holiday season. With one of the most beloved 'trout' actions of all time, the "LT" rods fish like a dream. Beautifully crafted rods with that extra-smooth Winston "soul" that made them the favorite of thousands of fly fishers, including myself (Bob) upon their introduction in 1996. I fish my 4 and 5-weight regularly to this day. Constructed of third generation graphite, these 5-piece rods break down to briefcase size for travel, yet feel more like one piece rods when casting thanks to their hand-fitted spigot ferrules. The softer tip sections allow for easy in close loads, line mends and roll casting (plus tippet saving give), while the lower sections provide the appropriate amount of power when we need to reach out. Winston rates this series Medium-Fast action. Trademark translucent Emerald-Green blanks with nickel-silver reelseats and hand markings. Unconditional lifetime warranty. Hand crafted in Twin Bridges, Montana. Five models available for delivery by Christmas while supplies last.
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