Winston Nimbus Rods
Inspired by R.L. Winston’s legendary Boron rods, the Nimbus brings all of the attributes you’ve come to expect from a Winston in a 100% graphite fly rod.
The Nimbus uses the same multi modulus graphite and mid-tip flex tapers as the Boron series rods.The Winston Nimbus is a progressive, fast action fly rod that delivers incredible performance and immensely smooth casting. Winston has always struck a perfect balance between power and finesse, and the Nimbus lives up to that standard as well. The progressive action of this fly rod means it can perform in a variety of environments. Whether it is in freshwater or saltwater, the Nimbus will stand up to the challenge. Having a fast action rod also means you can be flexible with your fishing methods; you can easily fish a heavy, two-nymph rig on a rod like this or throw a streamer with an airflo poly leader and it will get the job done. However, with the mid-tip flex taper you get the finesse out of this fly rod. Winston has always been knwon for being supreme rods for dry fly fishing and the Nimbus also checks that box. You will find that this rod can gently place a small dry fly in quiet water with ease, just as it can turn over a heavy fly in windy conditions, and that sort of versatility is priceless.
This rod has a new look! Deviating from the classic “Winston Green” coloration, the Nimbus is offered in a brilliant sky blue color that is unique to other rods on the market. You still get the renowned handwritten inscription on the rod, as well.
The components on the Winston Nimbus are also second to none. We so often focus solely on the materials of the blank itself when it comes to a discussion on fly rods. This is only part of the equation, because if you have a cheaper fly rod, typically the components are the first to break as opposed to the rod itself, so high quality guides and reel seats are of utmost importance. With the Winston Nimbus, you can rest assured knowing that all of the components, from small to large, are of the highest quality and durability.
The 3-5 weight models are equipped with chrome nanolite stripping guides and light wire snake guides. The real seat on these models is a frosted white anodized aluminum with a burled wood insert. On 6-10 weights, you get chrome nanolite stripping guides with chrome plated snake guides, and a titanium anodized reel seat.
Every Winston Nimbus Fly Rod comes with a grey powder-coated aluminum rod tube for safe storage and travel, as well as a lifetime warranty. All Winston Nimbus Rods are made proudly in Twin Bridges, MT.