Author Archives: Leslie Clark
“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.
Jeff Currier Joins Bauer Reels Pro Staff as First Pro Advisor.
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.
It was a hectic winter of speaking at fly fishing shows and clubs. I love doing these events but I squeezed in a few more than an insane man would have. That being said, my shows went well. Perhaps that’s because I knew there was a very bright light at the end of the tunnel.
Starting the Journey
I left my home and office in Manaus, Brazilian Amazon, in a hurry, leaving the building of our new vessel for Marié River (www.marieriver.com) in the hands of my father, a retired engineer who had taken the task to help us to build the most modern and advanced ship in the Amazon in less than 5 months. I was on my way to meet our crew in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for a new exciting adventure – filming the headwaters of the Agua Negra River (Black Water) in the far upper reaches of the mountain zone of Tsimane Indian Territory, a place where only two of our guides had reached once before, and came back with no words to describe what they experienced.
Stripers at First Light is the newest story in Winston’s series, On the River, by Winston Field Advisor, Parker Clemens.
Stripers at First Light
There was a slight chill in the air, but it was not cold. Actually, it felt more like a spring morning than the heart of winter. As we floated silently through the darkness, Kern asked me if I preferred watching the sunrise or the sunset and the inflection in his voice told me that he was pondering his own answer. My answer was simple and inconclusive. I could not decide. There is a new feeling that comes with a sunrise; the light chases the cold away and half the earth slowly wakes to the approaching day. And sunsets, I have seen thousands and hope to see thousands more. Reflecting on the question, I pieced together my fly rod as the surrounding blackness turned to a deep deceptive gray, the kind of gray that could either mean the end the day or the end of the night. It was a little past 6:30 am when the first dim colors returned to the sky over the shadowy water of the Chesapeake Bay.
By Ben Kryzinski , courtesy of Hatch Magazine
I get asked fairly often what I think the world’s best trout rod is. You want to hear about it? Sweet. Here’s what you need to know.
I’m looking for something very specific in my ultimate trout rod. I want a rod that will fish everything – dry flies, nymphs, small streamers, wets – with ease, that will make every cast in the book, and most importantly, that disappears in my hand. Which is why, when pressed for what my favorite trout rod is, I pick the 9’ 5-wt. Winston Boron III LS.
New Powerful Fly Rods for the Newest Fly Fishing Destination – Rio Marié and the Development of the New Boron III Plus Jungle Rods.
An Interview with Mike Michalak, Patrick Pendergast, Justin Miller, Mike Mercer and Michael Caranci from The Fly Shop, Redding, CA.
Q: Fly Fishing at Rio Marié Lodge in the Brazilian jungle has only been available since 2014. What makes the fishing opportunities at Rio Marié so unique and outstanding?
A: The sheer number of massive peacocks found in the Rio Marié is really what separates it from other rivers in Amazonia. Peacock bass over 20 pounds are extremely rare; the majority of lodges land only peacock bass in the 20 pound range for their entire season. The Rio Marié recorded an unbelievable number of these trophies this year, with nearly half of the anglers landing a fish over 20 lbs., and a few knocking on the All- Tackle World Record door by landing fish in excess of the 25 pound mark.