Winston AIR TH
Winston AIR Two Handed Rods redefine casting performance.Winston has utilized it's SuperSilica resin system and Boron technology to create an unbelievably light, well balanced, powerful and responsive two handed rod.
The Winston AIR TH has won the Best New Fly Rod at the 2019 European Fishing Tackle Trade Exhibition.
Our staff has taken these rods out to the water and is happy to help you decide which model and line match is ideal for you. Our favorite rod in the series was the 13'3" 6wt. The 6wt summer steelhead model is a super smooth casting, light weight 6wt spey.
Winston AIR Two Handers feather a deep loading action with fast recovery rates. Models cover the range of needs for steelhead and salmon anglers. Specified grain windows for each model help anglers match model to application with ease. Each model has a specified grip length to meed the intended application. Smaller diameter cork grips make for a comfortable feel for all day easy casting.
Action: Med Fast
Guides: Satin finished stripper guide with silicon nitride ring and hard chrome snake guides.
Reel Seat: Charcoal Grey anodized aluminum down locking.
Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with logo rod sock.
120 5wt Air Spey - This rod is on the upper end of what we would consider Trout Spey or a light summer run steelhead rod. This rod is perfect when you need a bit more power than the 5wt Micro Spey. While they are both in the 5wt category the 5wt Air will comfortably carry a bit heavier line, thus being able to cast a slightly heavier tip and fly. Reel Match- Bauer RX 4 Micro Spey. Line Match- Skagit 390gr. / Scandi 360gr.
11 6 6wt Air Spey - Small but mighty could be the mantra for this little dagger. This rod is not afraid of the bottom hand, speed or distance. While being the shortest in the family, this rod carries a big punch. Go through the motions and this rod is an easy caster. But you can push this rod and it doesnt mind one bit. Great rod for the Grande Ronde, John Day, Rogue River summer run steelhead fisheries. Reel Match- Bauer RX 4 Micro Spey. Line Match- Skagit 420 gr. / Scandi 390gr.
126 6wt Air Spey - This rod configuration will always have a home in any spey rod line up. This new 6wt will be a delight on any summer run steelhead stream. Casting dry lines to sink tips, this rod is the quintessential summer steelhead stick for the angler looking for the dialed set up. This rod is not to be overlooked in the trout spey arena as well. The traveling angler could easily add this rod for Alaska, South America or larger flies for the Western States. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 450 gr. / Scandi 420gr.
133 6wt Air Spey - Magic! This rod is going to become a quick favorite for summer steelheaders across the Northwest. Anglers have been asking for a longer 6wt to carry longer heads and greater mending capabilities. With Winston always having iconic rods in the 133 length this one just seemed like a natural evolution. So light in hand, this rod loves Scandinavian lines with touch & go casts. Not sure if a single spey rod has ever been more fun! Reel Match: RX 5 or Classic Spey RX5. Line Match: Skagit 420gr. / Scandi 390gr.
123 7wt Air Spey - With spey lines trending toward shorter and shorter head lengths this new 7wt certainly is at home with short Skagits or Scandi lines. This rod will be right at home on coastal rivers where obstructions behind the angler are prevalent. This shorter rod is the perfect stick to cast all varieties of flies and lines and get into places that require creative casting. Also, the perfect choice for an angler that needs a rod for smaller water would be wise to consider this 7wt. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 510gr. / Scandi 450gr.
133 7wt Air Spey - If the anglers of the world were to convene and vote for Hall of Fame Spey rod the Winston 133 7wt B2X would be a certain nomination. This configuration of length and line weight has been a home run with both the B2X and B3TH. Enter the new 133 7wt Air Spey... This new model has all the characteristics of previous models: lots of feel, light weight, good grain window, easy to cast, fun, responsive, powerful.... But it's lighter, crisper and just a delight to cast. This is certainly the Do-It-All spey rod from Winston. Dry lines, sink tips, multi-density tips, little flies, big flies, short casts, longs cast, big fish, little fish this rod will do it all. The ultimate Anadromous spey rod. if you are going to own one, this is the one. Reel Match: RX6 or Classic Spey RX6. Line Match: Skagit 510gr. / Scandi 450-480gr.
123 8wt Air Spey - The Big Brother to the 123 7wt Air TH. 8wt rods are seeing a bit of resurgence in the Pacific Northwest and are not just viewed as a B.C. rod. Anglers that are casting larger flies and heavier tips are enjoying the increased power while have a very light rod in hand. Again, this shorter format will allow for increased movement in tight quarters or smaller rivers. Per the normal trend, if British Columbia Steelhead is in the plan, this is a go to rod. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540gr. / Scandi 480-510gr.
133 8wt Air Spey - This last new addition to the One-Thirty-Three collection, and frankly, is an exciting new rod. For all the reasons we love the 133 7wt we will get more power here. This is the perfect big water, big fly, big fish rod. The rod is going to perform outstandingly on B.C. rivers such as the Bulkley, Kispoix, Dean, Sustat, Skeena to name a few. Anglers looking for a winter rod to carry big flies, heavy tips a long way will love this rod. This is a great answer to the angler that is constantly pushing the limits with their 7wt. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540 gr./ Scandi 480-510gr.
146 8wt Air Spey - Long Belly casters are going to slap some high-fives all around and rejoice for this long 8wt. Whether your studying for your CI from the FFI or just want to blast some 100 footers on the Clearwater, this is your stick. This big boomer might not be for everyone, but for those that want to strip less and cast more, this is your baby. Long Belly lines are at home with this rod. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540gr. / Scandi 510gr.
129 9wt - Quite possibly the most glaring hole in the previous Winston Spey line has been a powerful, yet manageable 9wt. This rod is built for big fish, whether they come from the Atlantic or Pacific. The short lever is perfect for fighting big fish and will not wear you out casting all day. Get your T-14, T-17 and 5 inch fly out and put it into flight. If youre into the green sticks and love King Salmon, this new arrival is waiting for you to put it into the game! Reel Match: RX 7 or RX7 Classic Spey. Line Match Skagit 540-570 gr. / Scandi: 510gr.