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Dry fly and delicate presentation rods

The PURE series (2-5wt) won IFTD’s Best of Show for freshwater rods in 2018, and for good reason: The ability of these medium-action rods to present flies in a delicate and accurate manner is unmatched, making them perfect for technical waters like the Henry’s Fork, spring creeks and backcountry beaver ponds filled with wary brookies. The 2 and 3wts are perfect for small streams, while the 4 and 5wts are ideal for larger rivers and fish that still require a light touch. All rods come with our graphite tube and logo rod sock.

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Available Options

Rod ModelPriceStockQuantity 
2wt, 7'0", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.0020
3wt, 6'6", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.0012
3wt, 7'6", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.00-1
4wt, 7' 6", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.002
4wt, 8'0", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.0032
4wt, 8'6", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.008
4wt, 9'0", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.0024
5wt, 9'0", 4pc, Cigar, Wood$975.0025


ACTION: Medium.

GRIP DESIGN: 6” cigar.

REEL SEAT: Tiger Maple Reel Seat with uplocking Nickel Silver hardware.

GUIDES: Chrome nanolite stripper guide/chrome plated, light wire snake guides.


STORAGE: Premium Graphite Tube and Logo Rod Sock.

MANUFACTURED: Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA.

2wt: Meant for casting microscopic dry flies on the lightest tippet, and bends into the butt section with the weight of a small trout.

3wt: Fun rods meant for small stream fishing. From the ultra-short 6’6” version to the 7’6″, these 3 weights will excel at any small stream or extremely delicate presentation.

4wt: If you’re obsessed with feeding small flies to picky fish, our selection of 4 weight PUREs blend accuracy, delicacy, and fish fighting strength. Think any spring creek from Paradise Valley, Montana, to the world renowned Driftless area in Wisconsin.

5wt: From dry fly fishing on bigger western rivers, to light nymphing and small streamers the 5 weight PURE will provide the classic Winston feel in a taper that adds more accuracy and line control.


Advanced Boron III light line rods

Moderate Action with Quick Recovery that will allow for open loops required for fine dry fly presentation along with the ability to generate faster line speed as required for different conditions

True Winston progressive action

Slim Profile with fine grip and guide configurations for better connection to the rod

Proprietary Design puts presentation and tippet protection as the first priority

Ideal for Light Nymph and dry fly fishing applications.

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
8' 4wt PURE

The Winston 8' 4 weight Pure matched with the Winston Energy Line is a perfect combination. Everything you could want in a 4 weight is here. Accurate gentle presentations, the ability to turn over long leaders and light tippet protection. While short distance casts are done with ease there is no problem in picking up your line and immediately going out to 50 or 60 feet. A big trout? No problem here. There is still plenty of backbone to handle larger fish with ease.

Gary Frankowski, Winston Pro Staff
9' 5wt PURE

An absolutely spectacular rod. There are not a lot of rods that I can cast either right or left-handed, but I can grab this rod and cast either way - it will cast for anybody. If you're looking to fill your quiver with your all-around go-to trout rod that can either cast a tiny Adams or a fairly large streamer, the 9' 5wt PURE should be in the conversation.

Sean Visintainer, Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA
9' 5wt PURE

The 9' 5wt Pure was the trickiest rods to get dialed in for fly lines. It wasn't that the rod was lack luster or cast funny, it was the fact that rod was surprisingly good at the short game and finesse while still having the guts to put some muscle and speed into it for distance. After trying five different fly lines on it we ultimately settled for the Scientific Anglers Trout Taper, a perfect solution for being able to throw short and long shots. A fun 5wt rod for those that aren't into the more common fast action fly rods and want a rod that performs well at "trout distance".

Joe Rotter, Red's Fly Shop, Ellensburg, WA
9' 4wt PURE

A great all-around rod, the 9' 4wt PURE is perfect for Western, open river environments when you want a light line to set down dry flies or use a light nymphing set-up. The loop control on this rod is really amazing, you can throw a tight loop or a big loop, you can cast slow or fast - it's friendly and forgiving and can cast a good distance with no problem. A hopper out of a boat on this rod would be exquisite.

Stig Vivelid-Nilssen, Winston Pro Staff
9' 4wt Winston PURE

I must say, this 9' 4wt PURE is "me". Totally in love from first swing. This will be my new "go to" rod on almost every trout fishing trip I guess. I'll make excuses all the time to bend this beauty. And what a nymphing/shortline strobing upstream fishing pockets this is. I hate to say this: my new favorite !!