The R.L. Winston Rod Company is thrilled to announce that we have reopened our Bamboo Shop in a new facility in Twin Bridges, Montana. The old Winston bamboo shop was housed in the original R.L. Winston Rod Company building in downtown Twin Bridges. On May 7, 2017, a fire started at 3:00 in the morning, destroying the building and all its contents including bamboo rod inventory, machinery and raw materials. Despite this tragic loss, we have been determined to continue our 90-year commitment to the legacy of building the most beautiful, highest performing bamboo fly rods available.
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is proud to announce that both their new PURE and Saltwater AIR rods have received Fly Fisherman Magazine’s Best New Gear awards in their respective categories.
THE NEW WINSTON PURE LIGHT LINE SERIES
Pure Feel. Pure Presentation. Pure Fun.
These moderate action rods feature a quick recovery that allows for open loops for fine dry fly presentation along with the ability to generate faster line speed for different conditions. The slim profile provides a better connection to the rod while the proprietary design puts presentation and tippet protection as the first priority. Available in 2 thru 5-weight. $850
“The news that Winston developed a new selection of light-line rods-The PURE series (2- to 5-weight)—instantly caught my attention because many Winston rods already seem to me light-line-ish, with the feel of rods rated for a line weight less. So I was curious about what these new models would feel like. Based on the 8′ 4-weight I field tested, the PURE delivers pretty much what you’d expect—the light, fluid, responsive feel of a Winston. Only more so.” Ted Leeson, Fly Fisherman Magazine
Despite freezing temperatures, Pyramid Lake, Nevada offers anglers a unique opportunity to shake off the cabin fever blues and pursue what could be the trout of a lifetime. Winston Pro Staffer, Scott Flint, gives us 13 of his best tips at landing a Lahontan Cutthroat of a lifetime on the sandy beaches of this iconic fishery. (more…)
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…)