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Exceptionally smooth and powerful

Being successful in the salt requires gear capable of performing during high pressure moments in demanding conditions. Our AIR SALT series (7-12wt) was designed to meet these needs by producing pinpoint accuracy and incredible line speeds, all while providing exceptional feel and smoothness to the angler at any casting length. Whether it’s bonefish or permit, redfish or tarpon, these powerful rods are ideal for any saltwater quarry. All rods come with our graphite tube and logo rod sock.

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Available Options

Rod ModelPriceStockQuantity 
7wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.0020
8wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.00-1
9wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.0035
10wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.001
11wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.0032
12wt, 9'0", 4PC, Full Wells w/ Fighting Butt$1,025.0022


ACTION: Very Fast.

GRIP: 7” small diameter full wells grip. 1 ½” Fighting Butt.

REEL SEAT: Charcoal anodized aluminum with double uplocking aluminum rings.

GUIDES: Hard chrome titanium colored snake guides with nanolite stripping guides.


STORAGE: Premium Graphite Tube and Logo Rod Sock.

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

7wt: Light in hand, and extremely responsive, these 7 weights are becoming the go-to for dedicated bonefish anglers worldwide.

8wt: built for all day casting at a variety of saltwater species including bonefish, redfish, stripers, snook, and various other species, this rod is up to the task.

9wt: An unbelievably light 9 weight that produces fast line speed with incredible accuracy. The perfect rod for presenting heavy crab patterns to picky permit, feeding baby tarpon in the mangroves, and hunting giant red fish.

10wt: With great power comes great fish. Use this smooth and powerful 10 weight for quick shots on Roosterfish, Sharks, blitzing GTs, and more delicate presentations to tarpon.

11wt: The new standard for an all-around Tarpon rod. With a little more feel than a 12 weight, this 11 will make pinpoint presentations when a pack of silver kings are bearing down on the skiff.

12wt: With amazing lifting strength in the butt section, anglers can pull hard on powerful fish like Tarpon, False Albacore and GTs. A bit better than the 11wt when sinking lines are needed as well.


Advanced Carbon Fiber combined with our SuperSilica lightweight resin system to improve toughness and durability

Light and Fast Big Game Rod series with extra power cast after cast, without fatigue

Quick Recovery with Winston Progressive Action

Stealth Matte Winston Green finish for flats stalking

Smaller Guides hold the line closer to the rod shaft to give better control through the cast and presentation.

Boron III Technology for increased fighting/lifting power and added energy

Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
TC Valentine
Salt 6- Steelhead

Salt 6- Steelhead, swinging Bonnie Hens with floating line, sight casting to Corbina in the California surf using 200 grain sinking line, and fishing streamers on the Snake River high and wide. It is absolutely stealth and gets the job done in a progressive, in hand feel, the Winston way, "Bent."

Patrick Vollendorf
Saltwater AIR 9' 10wt

I love the Salt AIR series of rods. I fish the 10wt when targeting resident Tarpon in Belize. This rod can handle giant weighted flies and sinking lines but is also light in the hand and can be casted all day long…even in a stiff ocean breeze. I have landed dozens of Tarpon and Snook on this rod ranging in size from 1 pound to 90 plus pounds and this rod handles them all with ease (and without losing any feeling). This rod (like all Winston Rods) has soul and is an absolute delight to fish with.

Sean Visintainer, Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA
9' 9wt Air Salt

The 9' 9wt Air Salt was pure money. Put the Airflo Tropical Punch on it (from the 8wt mixup) and it was game on. One of the finest 9wt's I have ever cast. Fast and smooth. Smoothly fast? I guess that would describe it. Felt like it had all the power you could ever want out of 9wt for permit, baby tarpon, cuda, or jacks. We all dug this rod.

Sean Visintainer, Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA
9' 8wt Air Salt

Air Salt was an interesting rod. Interesting in a good way, cuz none of these rods are bad! At first we didn't have quite the right line on it. It was a Airflo Tropical Punch and we think it was actually a 9wt (not labeled). After switching to a Rio Flats Pro the rod frickin' jammed. Short, long, didn't matter. A powerful and light 8wt rod.

Jeff Currier, Winston Pro Advisor
9' 8wt Saltwater AIR

I'm extremely pleased with my new 9' 8wt Saltwater Air. Once again Winston has set the bar. The new Saltwater Air handles the challenges of saltwater fly fishing yet maintains the traditional Winston feel allowing for effortless tireless seamless casting. I can't wait to break out the rest of the rod series for more upcoming adventures!