The R.L. Winston Rod Company is very pleased to announce that Mia Sheppard has joined the Winston Field Advisor team. Two time world champion spey caster, accomplished guide, conservationist, upland bird hunter, skier and mother, Mia grew up in Tennessee, chasing trout and hiking the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains. Fly fishing caught her attention in 1996 and in 2001, Marty Sheppard, her husband, introduced her to spey casting, and connecting with steelhead. Together they purchased Little Creek Outfitters, guiding anglers into steelhead, trout and smallmouth bass on Oregon Rivers.
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is delighted to announce that Jim Murphy, well known fly fishing industry leader, has joined the Company as a member of the Winston sales team.
Jim has been a product and business developer in the fly market for over 25 years. He founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas. He also served as President of Hardy North America. He brings an experienced perspective of the market and its future direction to his duties at Winston. Jim will be working on the sales programs in the export and southeastern US markets. As a member of the Winston team Jim will also be working on special business development projects. He lives in Stuart, Florida with his wife, Tess and enjoys his four boys’ adventures as anglers and adults.
FINALLY, FLY LINES DESIGNED WITH INPUT FROM FLY RODS.
WINSTON ENERGY FLY LINES. A new approach to fly line design.
Winston Energy fly lines were designed utilizing an entirely new scientific approach and state of the art analytics to enhance the energy transfer between the rod and line. By measuring the dynamic characteristics of fly rods at various flex points, we’ve applied an engineered system to precisely design lines that are ideal for each rod weight. The result is a series of lines that perfectly match the performance characteristics of today’s fly rods, and provide anglers with optimized line control, accuracy and, most importantly, presentation. Available in WF 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 for Trout. WF 8 for Salt.
THE LIGHTEST, FINEST PERFORMING FLY ROD WE’VE EVER MADE.
Introducing the Winston AIR. A new line of super premium, ultra-lightweight, all around fly rods which break boundaries in performance. These new Winston AIR rods feature new materials and a revolutionary new design. The combination of our new SuperSilica™ resin system with high modulus Boron means significantly less weight, more liveliness, an even wider casting range, and higher responsiveness for optimum presentation. These rods provide an amazingly smooth transition of power with any length of cast and incredible responsiveness and flex without feeling stiff.
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is very pleased to announce that Michael White as joined the Winston Field Advisor Team. Michael is a long tenured and respected industry sales representative; having worked for many companies within the fly fishing industry during his near twenty-year career. Currently, he represents Simms Fishing Products and hunting brand Sitka Gear in the Northern Rockies. His lengthy resume includes casting instruction, rod design work, guiding and worldwide angling adventures.
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is delighted to announce that fly fishing industry leader, Jeff Wagner, has joined the company as its new General Manager.
By Louis Cahill
I have loved Winston fly rods since I cast one for the first time, but this is something completely different.
I just got my hands on a Winston B3 Plus 11 weight and took it to the Florida Keys for tarpon. I only own a couple of Winston fly rods but they have been among my favorite trout rods for a long time. When it came to saltwater, however, I have always favored rods with a much faster action. Anyone who fishes the salt will no doubt understand.
The R.L.Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, is pleased to announce today that Dave Chouinard has joined the Winston Pro Advisor Team as a Saltwater Specialist.
“Dave brings an extraordinary level of professionalism and passion to Winston’s Pro Advisory Team. His knowledge, scope and skills as an expert saltwater angler will be a great asset for Winston in the years ahead.”
Annette McLean, Head of Operations and Rod Design
Specialized Rods for Nymph Specialists
This new mini series of specialized nymphing fly rods consists of three 10-foot models (3, 4 and 5wt.). Each has been specifically designed for high sticking and European style nymph fishing. Our dynamic Boron III technology, combined with a longer length, progressive medium action and finely tuned rod characteristics, provides anglers with precise, delicate control of line, leader and fly placement. The new Boron III Super 10 rods were designed with the versatility to handle a range of technical nymph techniques, double nymphs, weighted nymphs, strike indicators and light streamers. The rods feature our popular new “Shooting Guides,” with a new specialized down locking reel seat for optimum weight distribution and a 2˝ cork extension on the grip to reduce arm fatigue.
The R.L.Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana, is pleased to announce today that Landon Mayer has joined the Winston Pro Advisor Team. Landon joins as a Technical Trout Expert due to his angling success that is fueled by an addiction to pursuing large trout with small flies and lightweight fly-fishing equipment. Mayer enthusiastically teaches and demonstrates his techniques and on-river knowledge to fellow anglers and has developed innovative strategies for sighting, hooking, and landing selective trout.