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.
The sport of fly fishing can be based on feelings. The feeling you get when surrounded by a magical landscape, the feeling you get when you see large trout actively feeding, the feeling you get when it is on the line, and the feeling you get when you slide that fish into the net. The word “feel” is how I describe Winston fly rods. With the Boron III Super 10 , you are prepared for battle and can maintain a connection with length and height, get better lifting power from the master blend of Boron and Graphite, and finally feel every movement the trout makes from the mid flex to the tip. You can then reel in, adjust angles, and truly land more fish and larger fish with this rod. (more…)
THE NEW WINSTON SALTWATER AIR
The new smooth in Saltwater.
Smooth and powerful.
2018 EFTTEX BEST NEW PRODUCT AWARDS WINNER
For our new Saltwater AIR series – fast is smooth and smooth is easy.
The new Saltwater AIR series 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 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 saltwater rods.