WATER VIEWS – Released on June 14, 2022
by David Ondaatje
published by Monacelli, a Phaidon company
Format: Hardcover
Size: 254 x 203 mm (10 x 11.5 in)
Pages: 240 pp
ISBN: 9781580936002
Retail price: $45

The R.L. Winston Rod Company, located in Twin Bridges, Montana, is excited to announce the upcoming release of Water Views: Rivers, Lakes, Oceans, by David Ondaatje. The book features a stunning collection of new aerial photographs, including aerial flyfishing images taken for Winston while Ondaatje explored wilderness areas, local rivers, lakes, and oceans with a fly rod over the past several years as Winston’s Chairman.

The book also weaves a candid personal narrative of discovery and search for beauty beyond flyfishing. Ondaatje discusses the evolution of his passion for aerial photography, as well as a concern for the fragility of water resources posed by a changing climate.

A portion of sales of Water Views (as with all Winston accessory sales) will support conservation organizations like the Big Hole River Foundation, Montana Trout Unlimited, Bonefish and Tarpon Trust, or other important conservation groups focused on protecting and preserving aquatic habitat. Winston supports local and national conservation groups and is committed to building awareness on environmental issues affecting freshwater and saltwater fisheries.

“Beyond the sublime aesthetics, Ondaatje’s work captures a segment of the all-encompassing relationship our lives share with water… and the fundamental dependence therein.”
— Big Hole River Foundation

“David Ondaatje’s passion for flyfishing, and his deep admiration for the environments to which it leads us, shines through in his remarkable photography. Ultimately, our reason for flyfishing is to immerse ourselves in these sublime surroundings and David’s aerial images celebrate the beauty we all seek.”

— Jeff Evans, President. R.L. Winston Rod Co. & Bauer Fly Reels

Ondaatje enlightens us with an alternate way of seeing.“
— Rose Shoshana, Founder, ROSEGALLERY

Water Views officially releases on June 14th, 2022, and will be available for purchase on winstonrods.com, from authorized Winston dealers, and from bookstores everywhere.

For more information, please visit www.winstonrods.com or contact Adam Hutchison at marketing@winstonrods.com or by calling 406.684.5674.

The R.L. Winston Company is a leading manufacturer of the world’s finest fly rods, including the industry leading Air 2, Air Salt, Air TH, Pure, Alpha+, Microspey, Super 10, and Bamboo rods. Winston fly rods are sold through the finest fly shops around the world under the Winston brand name.