R.L. Winston Rod Co.




 

 

Hart Montgomery represents Winston in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.

Twin Bridges is a sleepy little town in SW Montana with not a lot to do except fish and build superb quality fly rods.

Since 1929 The Winston Rod Company has been making the finest handmade fly rods in the business.  Steeped in as much innovation as tradition, The "green Stick" has been the most sought after fly rod by anglers and professionals both.  Still carrying on their tradition of building bamboo rods, Winston has once again raised the bar in fly rod design with their Boron series.  These rods are incredibly light and durable and maintain the "fishing actions" that Winston has always been known for.  Every Winston rod is built with the application of fishing being the focus.  If the rod does not roll cast, mend, protect tippets, fight fish, and provide utter enjoyment, well, then it is not a Winston. 

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Featured Products

NEW! WINSTON AIR

NEW! WINSTON AIR


Introducing the WINSTON AIR™. A new line of super premium, ultra-lightweight, all around fly rods that offer truly remarkable performance. Winston AIR rods feature a revolutionary new design that combines our new SuperSilica™ resin system with high modulus Boron for significantly less weight, more liveliness, an extremely broad casting range, and higher responsiveness for optimum presentation. These rods offer a quick flex and recovery through the casting stroke without feeling stiff, and provide an amazingly smooth transition of power with any length of cast. Our classic Winston Progressive Action, along with the advanced combination of carbon fiber and resin systems, makes the Winston AIR series a true step up in premium rods. Available in weights 3 through 6.

FEATURES

WEIGHTS: 3wt. thru 6wt.
ACTION: Medium Fast
SECTIONS: 4
GUIDES: Hard chrome snake over-sized "Shooting Guides" with chrome nano-lite stripping guides
REEL SEAT: Nickel silver with burled wood insert
STORAGE: Premium graphite rod tube with embroidered with logo rod sock

NEW! WINSTON TROUT ENERGY LINES

NEW! WINSTON TROUT ENERGY LINES


Winston ENERGY fly lines were designed utilizing an entirely new scientific approach that enhances the energy transfer between the rod and line. By measuring the dynamic characteristics of fly rods at various flex points, we’ve applied an engineered system to precisely design lines that are ideal for each rod weight. The result is a series of lines that perfectly match the performance characteristics of today’s fly rods, cast and fish wonderfully, and provide anglers with optimized line control, accuracy and, most importantly, presentation.

FEATURES

  • 2, 3, 4 , 5 and 6-weight
  • Hi-Vis Line with Stealth Camo Tip
  • Supple Freshwater Core
  • Slick, State-of-the Art Coating
  • Printed Line Weight ID on Tip
  • Welded Loops Front and Back
  • Made in USA
  • Suggested Retail Price - $99
NEW! BORON III X SUPER 10

NEW! BORON III X SUPER 10


This new mini series of specialized nymphing fly rods consists of three 10-foot models (3, 4 and 5wt.). Each has been specifically designed for high sticking and European style nymph fishing. Our dynamic Boron III technology, combined with a longer length, progressive medium action and finely tuned rod characteristics, provides anglers with precise, delicate control of line, leader and fly placement. The new Boron III Super 10 rods were designed with the versatility to handle a range of technical nymph techniques, double nymphs, weighted nymphs, strike indicators and light streamers. The rods feature our popular new “Shooting Guides,” with a new specialized down locking reel seat for optimum weight distribution and a 2˝ cork extension on the grip to reduce arm fatigue.

FEATURES

WEIGHTS: 3, 4 and 5 wt.
ACTION: Medium
SECTIONS: 4
GUIDES: Hard chrome snake "Shooting Guides"
with chrome nano-lite stripping guides
REEL SEAT: Downlocking Nickel silver with burled wood insert
STORAGE: Premium graphite rod tube with embroidered
logo rod sock

BORON III X

BORON III X


AWESOME is the word most commonly used to describe the Boron III X, a series of rods that is quite possibly the finest fly rods ever made. With the broadest casting range of any Winston series, these all-purpose rods will easily match any fishing condition. These fast-action fly rods are powerful, lively and capable of generating incredible line speed. Built with advanced Boron III technology, this series is also incredibly lightweight and allows an angler to delicately present a fly with incredible accuracy. Because of their broad range of application, the Boron III X has become the “go to” rod for professional guides and avid anglers. This series of rod is quite simply the best!

BORON III X TH

BORON III X TH


THE BORON III TH series was designed with some of the finest spey casters in the world and successfully builds on Winston’s two-handed tradition of handcrafting perfectly balanced, responsive, high-performance rods. Built with advanced Boron III technology, this series is more powerful, more response, smoother casting and has faster recovery than the incredibly popular Boron IIx two-handed series it replaces. This rod is also lightweight and allows an angler to present a fly with incredible accuracy and cast long distances, with ease. The Boron III TH is the ideal selection for any style of two-handed angling and can easily transition between Touch-and-Go, Underhand and Sustained Anchor techniques. No matter if you’re fishing Traditional Spey, Skagit, Scandi or Switch lines, this series will meet the challenge. Offering extraordinary power, responsiveness and accuracy, the Boron III TH is perfectly balanced to enhance line delivery and minimize fatigue. This series has unquestionably set a new standard in the world of two-handed rods.

NEXUS

NEXUS


The WINSTON NEXUS series is a new line of high-performance, very lightweight, fast action rods that redefine the high-end, all-graphite category. Their innovative design combines faster tapers, especially through the lower half of the rods, with the distinctive “feel” and smooth casting attributes that are hallmarks of a Winston. The result is “all around” rods ideal for a variety of situations; they are a joy to cast, and can generate added power when needed. By utilizing 100% graphite, we've reduced the higher material expense of Boron III used in our top-of-the-line rods. Nexus rods have a gorgeous deep black finish, and are made to our renowned standards of quality and craftsmanship.

FEATURES

WEIGHTS: 3wt. thru 12wt.
ACTION: Fast
SECTIONS: 4, Deep Black finish
GUIDES: Chrome nanolite stripper guide/
chrome plated snake guides
REEL SEAT: Titanium colored anodized aluminum with burled wood insert on 71/2’ 3wt. thru 9’ 5wt. and 9’ 6wt. Anodized aluminum with fighting butt on 91/2’ 5wt., 91/2’ 6wt. and 9’ 7wt. thru 9’ 12wt.
STORAGE: Deep Black, powder coated aluminum rod tube with logo tech rod sock

Videos

Video Thumbnail Boron III
Video Thumbnail Winston Factory Tour
Video Thumbnail Boron III X
Video Thumbnail Boron III SX
Video Thumbnail Boron III TH
Video Thumbnail Boron III LS

Contact Info


Company Address
P.O. Box 411
Twin Bridges, MT 59754

Shipping Address
500 South Main Street
Twin Bridges, MT 59754

Phone
866.946.7637

Fax
406.684.5533

R.L. Winston Rod Co. News


Annette McLean Promoted to Vice President of Operations & Rod Design at Winston
Posted on: Mar 14 2013






Press Release – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2013 – Twin Bridges, Montana

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