Bamboo

Since 1929, the R.L. Winston Rod Company has been making some of the finest bamboo fly rods in the world. Winston’s deep history with this natural material goes back to the time of founders Lew Stoner and Robert Winther, who successfully secured a patent for the first hollow-fluted bamboo fly rod. Since that time, Winston has continued in the tradition of building these wonderfully slow action fly rods; each rod taking up to a year to complete. Fishing a Winston bamboo rod is one of the great experiences in angling, with a touch and feel so wonderful that it is truly beyond description. These rods produce well-controlled loops and effortless casts to perfectly place a fly. With a broad offering of 3wt.-10wt. rods, and both 2-piece and 3-piece configurations, these rods can accompany you on any angling adventure. A Winston bamboo fly rod is the ultimate work of craftsmanship, and is delivered with two tips to ensure a lifetime of pleasure and enjoyment.

BAMBOO IMAGES
Loading the player...
BAMBOO VIDEO
Rod Highlights
  • More than 80 years of experience invested into every bamboo masterpiece
  • Distinctive Winston feel and the ultimate work of craftsmanship
  • Wonderful slow action rod that is crisp and lively
  • Produces tight loops and effortless casts
  • Proprietary design that promotes delicate presentations and incredibly accuracy
  • Ideal selection when using light tippets for big fish
  • Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana USA


Rod Features
  • Strips: Six strip hexagonal
  • Action: Slow
  • Tips: Two tips
  • Grip(s): Cigar or Half Wells
  • Sections: 2-piece and 3-piece
  • Color: Natural bamboo
  • Guides: Agate stripper guide and titanium plated snake guides
  • Reel Seat(s): Nickel silver with choice of burled Box Elder, Zebrawood or Lacewood insert
  • Storage: Powder coated aluminum rod tube with logo heavy cloth rod sock
  • Rod Weights: 3wt.-10wt.


Rod Specifications

2-piece
LineLengthWeight (oz.)GripRod Price
     
3wt. 6' 2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
3wt. 6'6" 2 1⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
3wt. 7' 2 1⁄2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
3wt. 7'6" 2 3⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
4wt. 6'6" 2 1⁄2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
4wt. 7' 2 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
4wt. 7'6" 2 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
4wt. 8' 3 1⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
5wt. 7'9" 3 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
5wt. 8' 3 3⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
5wt. 8'6" 4 1⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
6wt. 8' 4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
6wt. 8'6" 4 1⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
6wt. 9' 4 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
7wt. 9' 5 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
8wt. 8'9" 4 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
8wt. 9' 5 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
8wt. 9'6" 5 1⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
9wt. 9'6" 5 1⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
10wt. 9' 5 1⁄2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $2750
3-piece
LineLengthWeight (oz.)GripRod Price
     
3wt. 6' 2 3⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
3wt. 6'6" 2 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
3wt. 7' 2 3⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
3wt. 7'6" 2 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
4wt. 6'6" 2 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
4wt. 7' 2 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
4wt. 7'6" 3 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
4wt. 7'9" 3 1/8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
4wt. 8' 3 1⁄2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
5wt. 7'9" 3 1/8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
5wt. 8' 4 1⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
5wt. 8'6" 4 1⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
5wt. 9' 4 1⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
6wt. 8' 4 1⁄2 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
6wt. 8'6" 4 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
6wt. 9' 4 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
7wt. 9' 4 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
8wt. 8'9" 4 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
8wt. 9' 4 3⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
8wt. 9'6" 4 7⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
9wt. 9'6" 5 1⁄4 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000
10wt. 9' 5 5⁄8 CIGAR OR HALF WELLS $3000