Winston AIR TH

Perfectly balanced, powerful, responsive, and just plain fun to fish.

Winston AIR TH

Our new Winston AIR TH rods redefine two-hand casting performance. Utilizing our SuperSilica resin system and Boron technology, these rods are unbelievably light, perfectly balanced, powerful, responsive, and just plain fun to fish.

Featuring a deep loading action with fast recovery rates, AIR TH models are ideal for any steelhead and salmon fishing application. They showcase adaptive and specified grain windows that are ideal for specific two-hand applications. In addition to the dialed grain windows, AIR TH models utilize smaller diameter grips to give anglers more feel and intuition during the cast.

AIR TH rods adjust to any casting style and preference by utilizing several standardized rod lengths across multiple grain windows. In the same way the 9’ rod length became the industry standard for a versatile single hand rod, we’ve dialed in our famous 13’3” lengths in 6, 7, and 8 weight grain windows to specify the perfect rod length across different applications.

Whether anglers prefer sustained anchor, touch and go, traditional, or mid belly techniques, Winston AIR TH rods support infinite casting styles, and offer unrivaled feel and performance across any two-hand casting application.

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Line Length Grip SKAGIT LINE SCANDI LINE Rod Price Blank Price
5wt. 12′ TWO HANDED 390-420 360-390 $1295 $625
6wt. 12’6″ TWO HANDED 420-450 390-420 $1295 $625
6wt. 13’3″ TWO HANDED 420-450 390-420 $1295 $625
7wt. 12’3″ TWO HANDED 510-525
440-480
$1295 $625
7wt. 13’3″ TWO HANDED 510-525 440-480
$1295 $625
8wt. 13’3″ TWO HANDED 540-570 510-540 $1295 $625
8wt. 14’6″ TWO HANDED 540-570 510-540 $1295 $625
9wt. 12’9″ TWO HANDED 570-600 520-540
$1295 $625

AIR TH 5wt: Anglers needing a crossover rod for trout and light steelhead should consider the 12’ 5weight Air TH. This rod is the perfect summer steelhead rod with dry lines, lighter tips, and poly leaders. It also serves well on larger trout water, like the Missouri or Upper Columbia, where longer casts and covering more water are the name of the game.
Tip recommendations: 10 feet of T8 – T10, 10’ poly leaders

AIR TH 6wt: Built in 2 different lengths: 12’6” and the new 13’3” tapers, these 6 weights dial anglers into specific fishing applications. For all-around summer steelhead, the classic 12’6” adds versatility to both Skagit and dry line applications. The 13’3’ is the perfect winter steelhead rod, that can get smaller flies in the strike zone.
Tip recommendations: 10 feet of T8 – T10, 10’ poly leaders

AIR TH 7wt: Featured in two lengths, a 12’3” for shorter heads and bigger flies, and our classic 13’3” taper, that honestly, does just about everything well. Two different lengths gives anglers of different casting styles the ability to choose the model that fits them best. If one can only own one steelhead rod, these 7 weights will cover a wide range of applications.
Tip recommendations: T8-14 10’-12’

AIR TH 8wt: Designed in 2 unique lengths, these powerful 8 weights appeal to 2 different fishing applications. The 13’3” gives anglers a longer option without being too long – it’ll lean closer to the more traditional longer Skagit and Scandi lines and cast longer tips. The 14’6” is our traditional long-belly length for fishing greased lines, or longer Scandinavian shooting heads. Capable of shooting huge casts on the biggest rivers, for big anadromous fish.
Tip Recommendations: T10-14, 10-14’

AIR TH 9wt: A true two-handed cannon that is our most powerful rod in the Air TH line up. Amazingly light and response, the 12’9” 9 harnesses the power to fight the largest anadromous fish. Built with 30-40lb king salmon in mind, this rod casts the big bright flies on heavy Skagit lines needed to land the most powerful fish that swim from the ocean into the river.
Tip Recommendations: T12-18, 10-12’

Description

Winston AIR TH

WINSTON AIR TH

Perfectly balanced, powerful, responsive, and just plain fun to fish.

  • Advanced Boron III technology combined with our proprietary SuperSilica lightweight resin system
  • Extremely light, yet powerful and responsive
  • Deep loading action with a fast recovery rate
  • Standardized rod lengths across multiple grain windows to support any casting style
  • Winston-designed grip for better “feel”
  • Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT

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Winston AIR TH

FEATURES

  • Weights: 5 thru 9wt.
  • ACTION: Medium Fast
  • SECTIONS: 4
  • Guides: Satin finished stripper guide with Silicon Nitride ring. Hard chrome snake guides
  • REEL SEAT: Charcoal Gray anodized aluminum, down locking
  • Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with logo rod sock

Reviews

  1. Happy Dog

    Winston 12′ 5wt Air TH

    This rod is a must for any steelheader in Northern California, Southern Oregon, or other locales with smaller Summer run fish. It’s buttery smooth when casting traditional flies on a Scandi line and can handle small weighted tips and a bead head fly if you’re trying to get down to them later in the season. The flex and feel on this rod is perfect and there’s plenty of fighting power to control fish in that 5-7lb range. When you get this thing out on the river, you’ll be impressed with how responsive it is and how easily it shoots line. If you haven’t cast lighter Spey rods yet, this is the one to get! This rod isn’t just for swinging flies either, it doubles as a great indicator rod on bigger western rivers and can put in work for Lahontan Cutthroat out at Pyramid Lake. It goes without saying, as with all Winston rods, the details, finishing, and cork are all impeccable. I already want a second one of these rods and it’ll be a mainstay in my quiver for years to come!

    Tyler Graff – Lost Coast Outfitters

  2. Happy Dog

    AIR TH 13’3″ 8 wt. Spey Rod

    I used the Air TH 13’3″ 8 wt. spey rod as my all around rod for a full summer of guiding salmon in Alaska and it was a great workhorse for me. The 13’3″ length gives you the ability to reach across the widest parts of the river and still execute casts in tight areas with brush where you can’t wade too deep. I paired it up with Scientific Anglers 570 grain skagit head and their 42 pound flat mono running line. It had no problem turning over 10′ of T-18 to dredge the higher water for Chinook’s, and great versatility with T-10/14 as the water dropped for big Coho’s on the far bank. This rod is a great option for all of my salmon fishing and doubles for big coastal steelhead.

    Jordan Taylor – The Fly Shop, Inc.

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