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.
“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
“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.