Author Archives: Leslie Clark

Estancia Maria Behety Lodge Selected As Winston Preferred Lodge®

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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 Winston Boron III technology, is excited to announce Estancia Maria Behety Lodge as the newest WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE®.

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New Winston 9’ 8wt Nexus Wins Fly Fusion Magazine Editor’s Choice Distance Award.

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AWESOME NEWS, AWESOME ROD. New Winston 9’ 8wt Nexus wins Fly Fusion Magazine Editor’s Choice Distance Award.

The Winston Nexus performed extremely well in this competition. Not only did it take the distance award, but the rod deserves accolades for accuracy as well. This is a good rod. The Nexus consistently made the longest casts and gave the casters the confidence to put a little extra horsepower behind the stroke.”– Fly Fusion Magazine, Editor’s Choice Awards, Winter Issue 2014

http://www.winstonrods.com/category/rods/nexus.php

http://www.flyfusionmag.com/content/sneak-peak

 

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The Largest Scaled Fish in the World – Notes from Guyana

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When you say you’re after a 200lb fish with a fly rod folks think you’re crazy. Tell them the fish comes from freshwater and they call you a liar. I educate them. In the rainforest of the Amazon live the largest scaled freshwater fish on the planet, the arapaima. This rare fish is hard to find due to overfishing, but in the remote Rupununi River region of Guyana the dinosaur-like fish thrives.

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INTRODUCING WINSTON’S NEW MICROSPEY® – THE BORON III TH-MS

Microspeystreamer2 For 2015, Winston introduces the groundbreaking new WINSTON BORON III TH-MS MICROSPEY® rods, an innovative addition of three specialized light line Two-Handed trout models. With our Boron III technology, these new high performance rods perfectly combine the power of a Spey rod and the finesse of a trout rod to bring a whole new dimension to fishing big, open trout waters, as well as fishing for landlocked salmon and smallmouth bass in moving water.

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Small Stream Dry Fly Fishing – Notes from Winston Pro Advisor Beckie Clarke

Beckie rainbow 10.27The September sky was slightly overcast and the wind tickled through the valley as I stood overlooking one of my favorite Rocky Mountain creeks. Laden with fallen trees, overhanging branches and undercut banks the creeks flow held deep buckets, shallow runs and big boulders. The moody weather had inspired bug life to hatch and I curiously watched trout rise to the occasion.

Along the bank on the other side of the creek half in the water, a fallen tree succumbed to spring run off and it’s submerged branches created new homes for trout. My attention was drawn to a big trout happily rising, he’d tucked himself perfectly behind and below one of the trees branches; the foam line passed right through his “zone”.  The protection for the fish was ultimate but for the average angler, the “fly eating” branches sticking out would make accuracy and point perfection of fly placement tricky.

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New From Winston – The Nexus

Nexus. FlyThe WINSTON NEXUS is Winston’s revolutionary new light all-graphite smooth action, premium rod series. These fantastic new high performance deep-black fly rods redefine the high modulus all-graphite rod category with an innovative new fast action combining Winston’s legendary ultra-smooth ‘Winston Action’ with more modern, faster tapers.

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The 2015 Winston Website is LIVE!

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We are excited to announce that the 2015 Winston Website is now LIVE! Our new website features an elegant, modern look and is completely revamped with amazing photos and user friendly interface that is a joy to navigate. We invite you to visit and see all the great new things happening at Winston.

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Congratulations to Winston’s Own Annette Mclean!

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Annette is this week’s Exhibition Profile featured in Flylifemagazine.com’s on-going promotion of A Graceful Rise (by Cathi Cormac), AFFM, and the Important Women In The History Of Fly Fishing.
http://flylifemagazine.com/the-series-important-women-in-the-history-of-fly-fishing-annette-mclean/

 

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Winston Partners with Bahamian Conservation Project – “Ghost Stories”.

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Winston is proud to announce our partnership with Tom Karrow, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo, on his exciting research project – Ghost Stories.

Ghost Stories, is a conceptual book, film documentary and collection of short films centered on the lives of prominent pioneering Bonefish guides in the Bahamas. This project will document the lives of pioneering Bahamian guides, give them credit for their efforts in developing a world-wide angling phenomenon along with local Bahamian stakeholders, as well as apply their environmental knowledge to local resource management.

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Whew! Winston Pro Advisor, Jeff Currier’s Monster Atlantic Salmon

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“On the famous Laxá Ađaldal in Iceland most Atlantic salmon anglers prefer using a two handed Spey. Perhaps I like to make things harder.

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