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Jim Murphy Joins Winston Sales Team

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.

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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.

When asked about joining Winston, Jim remarked, “I look forward to working with the team at Winston as they bring exciting new fly rods to the market and enter new categories with Bauer fly reels and the new Energy fly lines. Winston brings a real confidence to the market and is fully engaged in the next generation of products that offers me the opportunity to expand sales both in the US and abroad. Winston’s attention to detail and innovation is the hallmark of the fly fishing performance market. I have always enjoyed opportunities to grow the specialty market with a crack team and the vitality of advanced new tackle. This is that kind of future that is good for Winston and the fly fishing community. I am glad to be part of Winston.”

“We are honored to have Jim Murphy join the Winston international sales team. With his long and diverse history in the fly fishing market, Jim adds incredible value and insight to the Company as we strive to provide the best service to our customers. We look forward to having Jim work closely with our sales team to grow the Winston experience and define what it means to create the finest fly rods in the world.”– Jeff McGowan, Sales Manager

The R.L. Winston Rod Company is the leading manufacturer of premium fly rods using boron and graphite composites sold exclusively through the best fly shops in the world. Winston rods are manufactured using the following trademark protected products: Boron III, Microspey, Nexus and others. Winston is located in Twin Bridges, Montana and was founded in 1929.

For more information please contact Leslie Clark at 406-684-5674 or lclark@winstonrods.com, www.winstonrods.com

 

 

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New from Winston – Winston Energy Fly Lines

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 WINSTON ENERGY FLY LINESA 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.

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New from Winston – The New Winston Air

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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.

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Michael White Joins Winston Field Advisor Team

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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.

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Winston Hires Jeff Wagner as General Manager

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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.

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A Review of Boron III Plus Saltwater Rods

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 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.

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Dave Chouinard Joins Winston Pro Advisor Team

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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

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New from Winston – Boron III X Super 10 Rods

Specialized Rods for Nymph Specialists

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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.

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Landon Mayer Joins Winston Pro Advisor Team

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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.

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R.L. Winston Rod Company Acquires Bauer Fly Reels

Jeff Currier Joins Bauer Reels Pro Staff as First Pro Advisor.

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Winston Rod Company in Twin Bridges, Montana is pleased to announce today that it has acquired Bauer Premium Reel Company in Ashland, Oregon. Winston, the world’s leading fly rod company using Boron/Graphite composites, broadens it’s high end product offering with Bauer, one of the world’s top fly reel manufacturers.

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