Winston Air 2 Max



MAX Accuracy. MAX Power. MAX Line Speed. MAX Performance.

Utilizing our newest innovative material platform found in the award-winning AIR 2 in conjunction with our fastest and most powerful tapers to date, the new AIR 2 Max series optimizes performance in saltwater, warmwater, and large freshwater fishing applications across the globe. Each model has been meticulously tuned for accuracy, lifting strength, and line speed, boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any rod we’ve ever made. The AIR 2 Max models are powerful without compromising castability or lightness in-hand. Our proprietary AIR 2 and boron materials create unprecedented feel, power, tracking, recovery, and lightweight performance – truly redefining fast-action performance for any saltwater and big-game application worldwide.

Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
ACTION: Very Fast.
GRIP : 7″ full wells grip on 6-10wts. 8″ full wells grip on 11-12wts. Premium Flor Grade Cork.
REEL SEAT: Silver lightweight anodized aluminum. Barrell engraved with R.L. Winston Script logo. Double uplocking aluminum rings. 1 ½” Fighting Butt on 6-10wts, 2 ½“Fighting Butt on 11-12wts.
STRIPPING GUIDES: Cerecoil hard titanium construction with high flexibility and Ceramic insert.
SNAKE GUIDES: Recoil saltwater snake guides with hard titanium finish and high flexibility.
STORAGE: Premium Graphite Tube and Logo Rod Sock.
MANUFACTURED: Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA.
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Rod ModelPriceStockQuantity 
6wt, 8'6", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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6wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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7wt, 8'6", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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7wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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8wt, 8'6", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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8wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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9wt, 8'6", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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9wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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10wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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11wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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12wt, 9'0", 4pc Full Wells, Aluminum$1,245.00

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
TJ Meinershagen
The Air 2 Max packs a punch!

The Air 2 Max is exactly what I wanted in my new fly Rod. A fast action beast. This rod shoots line flawlessly and is quite forgiving as well. I would recommend this rod for anyone looking to add a new rod to their arsenal without hesitation! I’ve worked at a fly shop for over 4 years. I’ve casted a countless amount of different rods. The Air 2 Max stands out and is already one of my all time favorites.

Spectacular rod

I live in a windy place and this rod has been outstanding in those conditions. When people stay home cuz it’s too windy I’ll go out cuz I know this rod can handle in it and it’s dead accurate!

9ft-8wt and 9ft-6wt Winston Air 2 Max

Winston nailed the design on the Air 2 Max with a trifecta of accuracy, sensitivity and power. These seeming contradictory qualities are blended so seamlessly that I can nearly forget about the rod and focus on fishing. A great quality is the feedback sensitivity of the rod, giving in confidence knowing how the backcast is behaving. My casting is accurate with these rods without undue concentration, including full side-arm casts transitioning down to the water. The 8wt Air 2 Max is a step up on power compared to my power rod that it replaced, which enables longer line pickup and very capable distance casting. It is a lively rod with true-weight lines and is relatively undiminished with ½-overweighted lines. I liked the 8wt so much that I picked up a 6wt for river streamer fishing and it behaves just as well casting both floating line and a heavy-headed sink line. I was able to directly compare the Air 2 Max against modern rods that are marketed for accuracy, and rods marketed for power and found that the Air 2 Max had an upper hand over them all. Winston is obviously putting care into designing and manufacturing these rods.

Trevor Segelke
The 7 wt that really can do it all.

I had the chance to test the 7 wt against competitors and the rod I have been using at the fly fishing show. This is the rod that can do it all.

Accuracy, Line Control, Tight Loops, High Line Speed? This rod can do it all in spades. Need to overlain with a heavy front loaded taper? No problem, it can to that too.

Very responsive and very fast dampening rod.

Nicholas DelleDonne
Introduction to the Air 2 Max at the Denver Fly Fishing Show!

Had the pleasure of casting this rod at the Denver Fly Fishing Show last week and I must say, simply the best casting salt and predator stick they have ever produced! I cast the 8.5' 8wt. and it was amazing! Very light, produced high line speed which is necessary in the salt and big water and fun to cast. The blend of power and easy to cast is outstanding!