“The steadfast belief that “the best is yet to come” is a fantastic trait we anglers share. The excited anticipation when launching a drift boat, stepping up to the front of a skiff, or swinging through the heart of an untouched run is as critical to the experience as landing fish.

 This time of year, while many of us have hung up the waders for the season, we continue to immerse ourselves in the preparation; a new creation at the vise, perfecting casting strokes, and selecting a rod, reel, and other gear that is perfectly suited to a specific fishery or application.

 So, for our die-hard fans out there, we’ve put together some of our favorite set-ups in a gift guide that includes perfectly balanced dry fly set-ups, well-rounded saltwater quivers, and everything else in between. Whether you’re shopping for a fly fishing obsessed friend or rounding out your own gear list, this gift guide will help select your next Winston and Bauer.

FRESHWATER

Winston AIR 2 ($1095)
The Ultimate Freshwater Rod

RVR Reels ($725)
Extraordinary by Design

Trout Energy Fly Lines ($99.00)
A true advancement in trout fly lines.

“The lightness is striking. It’s light in hand and at all casting distances, the mark of a rod that swings in perfect harmony with its fly line, efficient, crisp and resilient.”  -Telluride Angler

SALTWATER

Winston Saltwater AIR ($995)
The new smooth in Saltwater.

RX Reels ($755)
Precision. Performance. Perfection.

Salt Energy Fly Lines ($110.00)
A true advancement in salt fly lines.


“The mark of a well designed fly rod is one that is a precise balance between power and delicacy, two sides of one personality that the Winston Saltwater Air wears quite well.”
  -Joe Dahut, Seven Mile Fly Shop

SPEY

Boron III Microspey ($1095)
Trout have met their two-handed match.

RVR MS ($755)
Extraordinary by design.


“These rods make spey casting fun and rewarding while targeting a species common enough to give you ample opportunity to perfect your skill.”
  -Red’s Fly Shop

We designed our trout-themed fly fishing accessories and gifts to highlight the importance of preserving fish habitat. We came up with these new designs working with the beautiful trout paintings from artist and conservationist James Prosek who donated the use of his artwork. Together we have donated to Montana Trout Unlimited, Big Hole River Foundation, Keep Fish Wet, and Wild Steelhead Coalition. We have committed to donating at least 1% of accessories revenue back to fish conservation which will benefit aquatic life on our home waters and beyond. To see our full selection of accessories, please click this link: Winston Accessories.

CLOTHING

Legacy Hoody ($79)

Trout Tech Hoodie ($79)
Hooded Fishing Shirt

Trout Tech T-shirt ($39)
Super soft cotton/polyester water-wicking, quick drying blend.

Legacy LS T-Shirt ($59)

HEADWEAR

Legacy Hat ($40)
Wool Hat featuring vintage Winston artwork.

Double Haul Trucker ($30)
Features a mid-crown fit, 60% Polyester, 40% Cotton.

Jefferson Hat ($25)
Cotton Twill. Washed Red/Indigo/Pine with Winston logo.

Bamboo Hat ($30)
Cotton Twill. Washed Brown. Features Vintage Bamboo Artwork.

TROUTGAITERS

Golden Trout ($20)

Trout School ($20)

Bauer Not Recommended ($20)

You’re Going to Need a Bigger Net ($20)

HOME & OFFICE

Trout Clock ($59)

Desk Pads ($19)

Trout Ties ($65)

Trout Apron ($39)

EVERYDAY ITEMS

Trout Tumblers ($35)

Conservation Mug ($24)

Tote Bag ($19)

Trout Mug 15oz ($29.00)