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 NIMBUS

NEW! WINSTON NIMBUS


The NEW NIMBUS - a completely new design inspired by our premium Boron rods. Using the same multi modulus graphite as our Boron rods along with versatile mid-tip flex tapers, the NimbusTM provides all the core attributes and qualities one has come to expect from a Winston. Incredibly smooth casting, the Nimbus’ progressive action delivers unmatched all-graphite performance, with both the power and finesse to fish even the most challenging situations. Offered in a full range of freshwater, saltwater, and spey models, Nimbus rods are finished in a beautiful Big Sky Blue color and sport premium componentry and our renowned handwritten rod inscription. Proudly designed and produced in Twin Bridges, Montana, the Nimbus is simply the best all-graphite fly rod on the market.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Lightweight, ultra-smooth
  • Progressive fast action
  • Versatile mid-tip flex taper
  • Multi-Modulus Graphite
  • Big Sky Blue impact resistant finish
  • Superior graphite performance in a complete line-up of trout, salt and spey rods
  • Designed and produced in Twin Bridges, MT

 

NEW! WINSTON KAIROS

NEW! WINSTON KAIROS


Introducing the NEW Kairos™ – Winston experience in an innovative, streamlined design. The Kairos features a complete series of freshwater, saltwater, and spey models. With a modern, fast action, the Kairos provides the perfect blend of speed and smoothness, allowing any angler to enjoy a wide variety of fishing applications. Kairos rods showcase a striking Clear Graphite finish complemented by Winston Green thread wraps and our classic hand-written rod inscription as the final touch. Proudly designed and built by anglers in Twin Bridges, Montana.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Lightweight, multipurpose rod
• Modern fast action tip flex with quick recovery
• 100% graphite technology
• Clear Graphite impact resistant finish
• Versatile tapers to handle a multitude of angling applications
• Designed and produced in Twin Bridges, MT

FEATURES

WEIGHTS:  3wt. through 10wt.
ACTION:  Fast
SECTIONS:  4
GUIDES:  Chrome nanolite stripper guide/Chrome plated snake guides
REEL SEAT:   Black anodized aluminum engraved with Winston signature logo.
STORAGE:  Grey triangular Cordura tube embroidered w/ Winston signature logo.

WINSTON AIR

WINSTON AIR


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.

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

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!

WINSTON TROUT ENERGY LINES

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
BORON III X SUPER 10

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

Videos

Video Thumbnail The Winston Way
Video Thumbnail Boron III
Video Thumbnail Winston Factory Tour
Video Thumbnail Boron III X
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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