Interview with Winston Pro Staffer Asher Koles of Bloodknots Fly Fishing

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What is the current film about?

“Our Two Hands” is an investigation into our society’s complex and intimate relationship with fly fishing for Salmonids. How did we arrive at this crossroads of conservation and sportsmanship and what are the creative alternatives to the currently flawed management practices for Salmon and Steelhead?

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The World of Spey – Insights from Winston Pro Advisor Tom Larimer

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Q: You’re well known as a two-handed specialist. What is it about that particular discipline of fly fishing that attracted you?

TL: I was first drawn to Spey fishing when I lived and guided in the Great Lakes region, back in the mid-nineties. Swinging a fly with a two-hander just had a feel that was unmistakably soulful. Ultimately, two-handed fishing is what made me move to the Deschutes. I wanted to immerse myself in the sport on a river that screams for Spey rods.

From a fishing perspective the benefits of a long rod are huge. You can cover endless water, make long casts in the tightest of spots and most importantly, you have total control of your presentation. Plus, Spey casting is really fun! Nothing in our sport measures up to uncorking a long, perfect Spey cast and hooking a raging steelhead. (Well… Tarpon are right up there)

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Winston is Proud Sponsor of Upcoming Bloodknots Film “Our Two Hands”

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Winston is a proud sponsor of the upcoming film, “Our Two Hands” by filmmaker and Winston Pro Staff member, Asher Koles, and has donated a new Winston Boron III TH 13′ 3″ 7-weight rod to help raise additional funds for the film.

 

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Winston Presents “One on One with Joan Wulff” Part Two

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Today, Winston Rod Company proudly announces the second installment of its new 10-episode online HD fly casting instructional video series, “One on One with Joan Wulff”.  This second collection of more advanced HD instructional videos is available for viewing immediately at winstonrods.com.  The next five titles include: False Casting, Drift, Double Hauling, Shooting the Line and Mastering the Wind.

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Two Additional International Specialty Fly Fishing Lodges Selected as WINSTON PREFERRED LODGES®

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Today, the R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, leading manufacturer of the world’s top handcrafted fly rods utilizing its Boron III technology, announced the names of two exceptional fly fishing operations which have been selected as WINSTON PREFERRED LODGES®.

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First Three Lodges Invited to be WINSTON PREFERRED LODGES®

Today, the R.L. Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, leading manufacturer of the world’s top handcrafted fly rods utilizing its Boron III technology, announced the names of the inaugural premium fly fishing lodges invited to be WINSTON PREFERRED LODGES®.

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Building The Perfect Fly Rod: A Conversation with Annette McLean, Part I

2014 Annette McLane Photo copyWe’re beginning a new series on the blog to introduce you to some of the executive leadership here at Winston. Since the company began in 1929, there has been an uncompromising approach to creating the finest fly rods in the world.

In this post, VP of Operations and Design Annette McLean shares the company’s perspectives on the design philosophy that shapes how each rod series is designed, prototyped, and tested before finding its way onto the racks of your favorite fly shop. She has been a part of virtually every stage and department related to rod manufacture and design: boron and graphite rod building, reel seat production, and bamboo rod building.

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Small Steelhead on the Deschutes: Tips from Advisory Staff Member Tom Larimer

Seventeen years of guiding experience have given Tom Larimer a patient and enthusiastic teaching style while on the water or when giving clinics. However, Tom’s passion goes beyond just teaching casting or fishing techniques. He loves to share lessons on the history, the flora and the fauna of his home waters. This post originally appeared on his blog.

If you’ve fished the Deschutes this summer, you’ve probably noticed the average size of our steelhead is smaller than normal. We’ve been seeing lots of 3 – 5 pound chromers thus far. Plus, there’s a bunch of wild fish returning to the river this season.

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