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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Presenting the NEW Winston PURE series.

When you day dream of delicate presentation trout fishing, where does your mind wander? Some might imagine casting yellow humpies, stimulators, and Royal Wulffs on their favorite freestones.

Some might imagine undercut banks, beaver ponds, and giggling riffles on a secret cutthroat “crick.” Some might imagine a large pod of picky spring creek rainbows dimpling PMDs on a slow-moving current’s surface.

If these are your daydreams, we encourage you to explore our new PURE series of trout rods.


  • Advanced Boron III light line rods
  • Moderate action with quick recovery that allows for open loops for fine dry fly presentation along with the ability to generate faster line speed as required for different conditions
  • True Winston progressive action
  • Slim profile with fine grip and guide configurations for better connection to the rod
  • Proprietary design puts presentation and tippet protection as the first priority
  • Ideal for light nymph and dry fly fishing applications.
  • Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT


  • Weights: 2 thru 5wt
  • ACTION: Medium
  • Guides: Chrome nanolite stripper guide/chrome plated, light wire snake guides
    REEL SEAT: Nickel Silver with figured Maple insert
  • Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with embroidered logo rod sock


Presenting the NEW Winston Saltwater AIR – lightweight saltwater rods with Winston Boron III technology that are easy to cast. The new Saltwater AIR series is very light and allows for unprecedented fast recovery, for any length of cast.

Combining our proprietary SuperSilica lightweight resin system and Boron III material with modern progressive tapers, Winston Saltwater AIR rods deliver the celebrated Winston “feel”, along with balanced, fast graphite recovery rates, for incredible line speed and presentation, making them our most versatile rods in saltwater environments. What this means for anglers is faster mid-sections to dictate line control and easily manage windy conditions along with Boron III technology applied in the butt section for more lifting strength to fight and land fish quickly.


  • Advanced carbon fiber combined with our SuperSilica lightweight resin system to improve toughness and durability
  • A new light and fast big game rod series with extra power cast after cast, without fatigue
  • Quick recovery with Winston Progressive Action
  • New stealth matte Winston Green finish for flats stalking
  • Smaller guides hold the line closer to the rod shaft to give better control through the cast and presentation
  • Boron III technology for increased fighting/lifting power and added energy

Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT


  • Weights: 6 thru 12wt.
  • ACTION: Fast
  • Guides: Hard chrome titanium colored snake guides with nanolite stripping guides
  • COLOR: New stealth matte Winston Green finish
    REEL SEAT: Charcoal Gray uplocking, anodized aluminum with double locking rings and 1 ½” fighting butt. Engraved with company signature logo.
  • Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with embroidered with logo rod sock


The 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.


WEIGHTS: 3wt. thru 6wt.
ACTION: Medium Fast
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



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.


  • 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
  • Retail - $99


  • 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12-weight
  • Stiff Saltwater Core
  • Slick, State-Of-The-Art Coating
  • Textured Surface Reduces Friction
  • Printed Line Weight ID on Tip
  • Welded Loops Front and Back
  • Made in USA
  • Suggested Retail Price – $99


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Contact Info

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

Shipping Address
500 South Main Street
Twin Bridges, MT 59754



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