Winston PURE Among Top Winners in Yellowstone Angler 4-weight Shootout
The new Winston PURE may have tied for 2nd place in the shootout, but Yellowstone Angler’s Logan Brown, votes it his favorite.
“The new R.L. Winston PURE 8’ #4 rod is my top rod in this year’s Shootout. From the second I had this rod in my hand, I knew it was something special. For me this rod is the winner of this year’s Shootout not just based on performance, but also its overall craftsman is second to none. I love the striking appearance of this rod in the familiar Winston emerald green. The cork handle is flawless, and the nickel silver hardware on the reel seat is beautiful. Moreover, this is a rod made here in Montana. Every year there is a rod that stands out as one I want to own. This year, the 8’ #4 PURE is that rod! Logan Brown, Yellowstone Angler
Every once in a while, a new rod comes along that exceeds your personal expectations. Winston’s new Nimbus 12’9” 7 weight not only exceeded my expectations, it raised the bar to a new level. This rod is beautifully crafted, affordably priced, and has the heart and soul of the rod of my dreams. (more…)
Jeff Currier Tests the New Saltwater AIR on False Albacore
“False albacore are the perfect fly rod fish. They fight hard but not for too long like some of their larger cousins.
I’m extremely pleased with my new 9′ 8wt Saltwater AIR. Once again Winston has set the bar. The new Saltwater Air handles the challenges of saltwater fly fishing yet maintains the traditional Winston feel allowing for effortless tireless seamless casting. I can’t wait to break out the rest of the rod series for more upcoming adventures!”
You can read Jeff’s complete story on the Winston Blog.
I grew up in Massachusetts right near the coast and was raised fly fishing. Although dad and I made the occasional surf fishing trips to the ocean, most our time was spent fly fishing for trout and bass. Interestingly, since I left the area in 1983 to live out west, I find myself hitting the New England saltwater more than I did back then. (more…)
An Early Fall in Twin
August cooled quickly and there is even some snow above 7500 feet. Our 11:00 AM tours have been filled each day with visitors from all over the world. Kevin and Adam host the tours, but only the English version!
We have good water for late in the season, and the Ruby has been running clear above the dam. We share the upper Ruby valley with elk camps that run all the way to Centennial Valley. Some serious bow hunters with wall tents, horses, and side by sides are good company for the overnight anglers in the beautiful upper valley. The cold nights bring good trout action after breakfast and then again in the evenings. We have every excuse to test the freshwater AIR and PURE rods in realistic conditions.