New Winston Saltwater AIR

The new smooth in Saltwater.
Smooth and Powerful.

Winston Saltwater AIR

Presenting the new Winston Saltwater AIR – lightweight saltwater rods with Winston Boron III technology that are easy to cast. The new Saltwater AIR series is very light and allows for unprecedented fast recovery, for any length of cast.

Combining our proprietary SuperSilica lightweight resin system and Boron III material with modern progressive tapers, Winston Saltwater AIR rods deliver the celebrated Winston “feel”, along with balanced, fast graphite recovery rates, for incredible line speed and presentation, making them our most versatile rods in saltwater environments. What this means for anglers is faster mid-sections to dictate line control and easily manage windy conditions along with Boron III technology applied in the butt section for more lifting strength to fight and land fish quickly.

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Winston Saltwater AIR

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4-piece

Line Length Grip Rod Price / Blank Price
6wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
7wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
8wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
9wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
10wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
11wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488
12wt. 9′ FULL WELLS W/ FIGHTING BUTT $975 / $488

Description

Winston Saltwater AIR

WINSTON SALTWATER AIR

FAST IS SMOOTH AND SMOOTH IS EASY.

    • Advanced carbon fiber combined with our SuperSilica lightweight resin system to improve toughness and durability
  • A new light and fast big game rod series with extra power cast after cast, without fatigue
  • Quick recovery with Winston Progressive Action
  • New 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
  • Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT

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Winston SALTWATER AIR

FEATURES

  • Weights: 6 thru 12wt.
  • ACTION: Fast
  • SECTIONS: 4
  • Guides: Hard chrome titanium colored snake guides with nanolite stripping guides
  • COLOR: New stealth matte Winston Green finish
    REEL SEAT: Charcoal Gray uplocking, anodized aluminum with double locking rings and 1 ½” fighting butt. Engraved with company signature logo.
  • Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with embroidered with logo rod sock

7 reviews for New Winston Saltwater AIR

  1. winston

    9′ 6wt – Air Salt

    9′ 6wt – Air Salt is a rod that will probably cross over into multiple areas. An ultralight bonefish rod, think Belize sized bones (sub 20″) and non-windy days. Would be a blast in calm water when casting to tailers. The 6wt Air Salt is light enough though it should be equally at home on a large western trout rivers tossing meaty streamers. A big dry fly rod? No, too much rod. But big sink tips and big trout, yet for sure. I’m guessing it will be a killer beach rod for sea run cutthroat or small cohos.

    Sean Visintainer: Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA

  2. winston

    9’ 6wt – Air Salt

    As a 6wt saltwater rod, this rod is unbelievable. You could take this rod almost anywhere for bonefish, with the exception of places where you might want the rod to play bigger, like casting to bonefish one minute and casting to permit the next. But on a bonefish specific flat when you want the fun factor of fighting a bonefish on a lighter rod, this rod will do it. It could also be used as a coastal rod for searun cuts, and light or resident salmon. You can push this rod and cast as far as you want – and it’s easy to cast too.

    Joe Rotter: Red’s Fly Shop, Ellensburg, WA

  3. winston

    9’ 7wt AIR Salt

    A raving review for this rod. It will take a lot of punch and can handle some permit flies, heavier crabs and bonefish flies. Maybe even handle light snook. Like all the Saltwater AIR rods, it features a fighting butt that you can two-hand or rotate in your palm to land fish easily as well as a matte green finish that reduces sun flash when chasing spooky species in shallow water.

    Joe Rotter: Red’s Fly Shop, Ellensburg, WA

  4. winston

    9′ 7wt – Air Salt

    The 9′ 7wt – Air Salt 7wt’s are the redheaded stepchild of the rod world. Overlooked by most of the market but with so much potential. I felt that this 7wt was super light and super smooth. We were casting it with the Airflo Bomber line which is a long taper line designed for salmon fishing, which I felt was super smooth on the rod. Bo thought it sucked, but I guess we are all entitled to our opinions. I think this rod will be on my hit list for my next bonefishing excursion as the go-to stick.

    Sean Visintainer: Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA

  5. winston

    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!

    Jeff Currier: Winston Pro Advisor

  6. winston

    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.

    Sean Visintainer: Silver Bow Fly Shop, Spokane, WA

  7. winston

    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

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