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R.L. Winston Fly Rods - Golden Fly Shop

R.L. Winston Fly Rods

BENT is the end purpose of every WINSTON.

BENT under the weight and power of a good trout, a tarpon, or a big striped bass. For over 90 years, BENT has also been the end purpose of our company. For we have always been BENT on craftsmanship, BENT on creating unparalleled fly rods that empower anglers to make perfect casts and presentations: rods that have the mojo to get the job done.

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Why Are Winston Fly Rods So Great?

Rods manufactured by the R.L. Winston Rod Company are revered by fishing enthusiasts for their precise casting ability and aesthetic design. This is all thanks to the perfect combination of materials, and overall craftsmanship. The strengths and dynamics of these rods make it easier to perform delicate casting movements and allow for great flexibility. These elements come together to give fly fishers an incredibly easy and effortless fly-casting experience; considered second to none in the fly fishing industry.

 

What Are Winston Rods Made Of?

Winston rods are made out of graphite, which helps provide a light rod while also offering durability and dependability. The graphite material also helps absorb shock, which is an important factor for fighting larger fish. With their lightweight design and superior strength, Winston rods are sure to be the perfect fit for any angler looking for high quality performance during their fishing endeavor.

 

What Can You Expect From Your Winston Fly Rod?

When it comes to Winston fly rods, you can expect top-notch performance and extreme reliability. The rods are lightweight with the perfect blend of power and finesse. The consistency of these fly rods provides balance throughout the entire length, making every movement smooth and powerful. With this line of rods you receive optimized action that will ensure your fly lands exactly where you want.

 

How Do You Decide Which Rod Is Best For You?

Deciding which fly rod is best for you depends on your fish of choice. Regardless if you are fishing in freshwater or saltwater, the type of fish you are fishing for should determine the type of rod you purchase. It can be a challenging search to find the best rod for your needs; but it can be made easier with research and by reading reviews from those who have used them before you. Many companies also have sales that offer popular models at a more affordable price and may even have sales on buying rods and reels together. Even if there is no sale around, buying a more expensive rod can help you avoid repairs or replacements, as they will be more durable and break less. In any case, it pays to arm yourself with knowledge by researching different types of rods and reading customer reviews in order to choose the right one for yourself.

R.L. Winston - Air 2 9'6" 5wt

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Our Thoughts: The Winston Air 2 9'6" Air 2 is a great rod for someone who wants to be versatile on the water, but spends most of their time nymph f...

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R.L. Winston - Air 2 Max 9' 10wt

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TECHNOLOGY The AIR 2 Max features our award-winning AIR 2 and Boron materials, showcasing our highest strength-to-weight ratio and fastest recovery...

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R.L. Winston - Air 2 Max 9' 11wt

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TECHNOLOGY The AIR 2 Max features our award-winning AIR 2 and Boron materials, showcasing our highest strength-to-weight ratio and fastest recovery...

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R.L. Winston - Air 2 Max 9' 8wt

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TECHNOLOGY The AIR 2 Max features our award-winning AIR 2 and Boron materials, showcasing our highest strength-to-weight ratio and fastest recovery...

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R.L. Winston - Air 2 Max 9' 9wt

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TECHNOLOGY The AIR 2 Max features our award-winning AIR 2 and Boron materials, showcasing our highest strength-to-weight ratio and fastest recovery...

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R.L. Winston - Pure 9' 4wt

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Our Thoughts: The 9' 4wt Winston Pure is a great lightweight do-all trout rod. This rods versatile action allows for delicate dry fly presentations...

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R.L. Winston - Pure 9' 5wt

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Our Thoughts: The Winston Pure 9' 5wt is the ultimate do-all trout rod for someone who prefers a relatively slower rod. This rod loads and casts at...

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R.L. Winston - TMF - 8' 4wt

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AS GREAT TODAY AS IT WAS WHEN FIRST OFFERED Tom Morgan was the owner and rod designer at Winston from 1973 to 1991. Tom grew up fishing the spring ...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 8'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 8'6" 3wt Winston Air 2 is an ideal creek and technical dry fly rod. The 3wt is short and soft enough to get through every nook an...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 8'6" 4wt Winston Air 2 is one of our favorite dry fly specific rods. The shorter length of this rod allows for precise and accura...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9' 3wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 9' 3wt Winston Air 2 isn't a rod that we use very often, but it's definitely one in our quiver for a reason. This rod is perfect ...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9' 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts:  The Winston Air 2 9' 4wt is the perfect light do-all rod. Although dry flies are more of its calling, it also perfectly handles ligh...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9' 5wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: the 9' 5wt Winston Air 2 is one our favorite do-all trout rods available on the market. The rod is labeled as fast, but we see it as ...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9' 6wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The Winston Air 2 9' 6wt is likely our favorite heavy duty do-all rod. This is due to the fact that this rod has extra feel and prese...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 9'6" 4wt Winston Air 2 is the perfect rod for someone spends the majority of their nymphing on tailwaters and smaller freestones,...

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R.L. Winston Air 2 9'6" 6wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 9'6" 6wt Winston Air 2 is the shop's favorite boat road when nymphing and hopper-dropper fishing. This rod has a ton of life and ...

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R.L. Winston Air Salt 9' 10wt Fly Rod

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EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH AND POWERFUL Being successful in the salt requires gear capable of performing during high pressure moments in demanding condit...

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R.L. Winston Air Salt 9' 7wt Fly Rod

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EXCEPTIONALLY SMOOTH AND POWERFUL Being successful in the salt requires gear capable of performing during high pressure moments in demanding condit...

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R.L. Winston Microspey 10'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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TROUT HAVE MET THEIR TWO-HANDED MATCH Our 3 and 4wt Microspeys combine the power of a Spey rod with the finesse of a trout rod to add an exciting d...

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R.L. Winston Pure 10' 3wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 10' 3wt Winston Pure is a nymphing rod made with delicacy in mind. This rod is a 3wt, but its extended taper provides ample backb...

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R.L. Winston Pure 7' 2wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 7' 2wt Winston Pure is the ultimate creek fisherman's rod. This rod has a very delicate taper which allows for delicate presentat...

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R.L. Winston Pure 7'6" 3wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 7'6" 3wt Winston Pure is a do-all rod for the creek fisherman. It can handle all dry flies, light hopper-droppers, and even small...

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R.L. Winston Pure 7'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The Winston Pure 7'6" 4wt is a niche rod with creek fishermen in mind. This rod can still place dry flies delicately and accurately, ...

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R.L. Winston Pure 8' 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The 8' 4wt Winston Pure is the ultimate tool for a dedicated dry fly fisherman. This rod offers the perfect action to delicately plac...

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R.L. Winston Pure 8'6" 4wt Fly Rod

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Our Thoughts: The Winston Pure 8'6" 4wt is arguably the shop's favorite dry fly specific rod. This rod offers accurate dry fly presentations, even ...

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R.L. Winston Super10 10' 3wt Fly Rod

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NYMPH RODS AND THEN SOME Originally designed for nymph specialists, the mending qualities and length of these three rods are ideal for other applic...

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R.L. Winston Super10 10' 4wt Fly Rod

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NYMPH RODS AND THEN SOME Originally designed for nymph specialists, the mending qualities and length of these three rods are ideal for other applic...

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