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®.
The two additional lodges added to the select group of top fly fishing lodges are both specialty flyfishing operations offering their clients a unique and exceptional experience. Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge, managed by the entertaining Luciano Govi, is a specialty tarpon fly fishing lodge in the northern Yucatan in Mexico which offers a unique tarpon fishing experience Isla Holbox just off the north coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. Nomads of the Seas, under the excellent management of Uri Wurman, is a one-of-a-kind a touring flyfishing adventure aboard a luxury boat designed specifically to access fly fishing in the remote regions along the Chilean Patagonia coast.
Laurence John, of Great Alaska Adventures, upon hearing that Holbox Fly Fishing Lodge had been selected said, “We tromped the Yucatan for 20 years looking for the perfect balance of sun, sand and big and small Tarpon. Imagine our amazement to step off the ferry onto Isla Holbox, an incredible, under-the-radar island with all the uncrowded magic that we had sought. And our further joy to see that juveniles in the winter and monsters in the summer completed the picture of our new favorite warm water fly fishing destination. It is with great appreciation and pride that we join the elite collection of properties bearing the brand “Winston Preferred Lodge”.
When notified of their selection, Andres Ergas of Nomads of the Seas remarked, “We are honored to be the first Chilean operation to be selected as a “Winston Preferred Lodge.” Sharing a passion with Winston Rods for the outdoors, the protection of the environment, fly fishing, nature, efficient and pleasurable casting, along with a craftsmanship that exceeds perfection makes a great match for us to be ambassadors of the green brand here in Chilean Patagonia through Nomads of the Seas. Nomads of the Seas, is based on a state-of-the-art operation expedition vessel; The Atmosphere, and its crew. It offers its guests the unique opportunity of exploring Patagonia by air, land and water. Nomad’s equipment, flexibility and mobility allow us to reach and access the most secluded rivers, creeks, lakes, lagoons, fiords and mountains, many of them untouched and unseen, waiting to be discovered.”
Criteria for selection as a WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE® is not simply based on a level of luxury accommodation or high price, but rather an overall exceptional fly fishing experience, complete with outstanding guides, excellent accommodations, beautiful locations and, of course, exceptional fly fishing.
The WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE® program is a limited program designed to help our customers benefit from our travels and those of our Dealers, Pro Advisors and Pro Staff in testing Winston rods around the world. There are obviously a great many outstanding fly fishing lodges around the world, many of whom have extremely talented Winston guides on their staff. After receiving recommendations from our Pro Advisory team, Winston dealers and others, we are in the process of considering additional candidates and expect to announce the names of a select number of other exceptional fly fishing lodges who will be invited to become a WINSTON PREFERRED LODGE® over the next several months and years, as merited.