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R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods

R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
R. L. Winston Bamboo Fly Rods
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The R.L. Winston Rod Company suffered a great loss in history, tradition and the best bamboo rods on the market on Sunday morning, when the Winston Bamboo shop caught fire. It is suspected the fire resulted in a total loss of property and equipment, valued at over $1 million. Fortunately, no one was harmed and no damage to surrounding property occurred.

Price: $2,750.00
Availability: Currently Out of Stock
Product Details
May 8th, 2017

The fire took place exclusively at Winston's Bamboo shop. Our Boron/Graphite facility and Bauer Fly Reel operations run separately and business hours have not been affected.

More than the money, the fire feels like the passing of a cherished family member. Countless hours through many hands have shaped the fine bamboo rods that have passed through the now charred doors. It is not surprising the emotion Winston rods is feeling, and the healing process will take time. But, as we grieve, we also look to the future.
 

The R.L. Winston Rod Company has been in business for almost 90 years. A fire will not impede that history and continued growth, as we move forward. Every situation has two sides. We will choose to look at this as an opportunity and continue our passionate drive toward the future. Winston will be rebuilding the facility over the coming months and we hope to have operations running by the end of the year. It wont be easy, but this fire represents a great opportunity to reinforce our time-honored traditions and get back to our storied roots.

 
To our customers, we apologize for any inconvenience, but know that by 2018 we will be back up and running stronger than ever. Don't hesitate to place your orders now, knowing that the same quality with a heightened sense of place will be available again soon. We hope that you will follow us through this journey as we build the next chapter of the company's history!

The Winston Team


If you have reached this page you are clearly a discerning Angler! Buying a Winston Bamboo Fly rod ranks as one of the most rewarding purchases an angler chooses to make. We (Gorge Fly Shop) understand the commitment that comes with this purchase. We will be happy to help you through the process on every step of the way. 


Let us make it clear every Winston Bamboo rod is a special order purchase and there could be a long wait involved. Our best advice is to call us. We can talk about specific options. We will call Winston direct and find out what is available at that moment in time. In many cases finished rods are ready to have your reel seat insert of choice affixed and shipped in a matter a couple days. 


Gorge Fly Shop may also have a Winston Bamboo rod or two in stock. 
Give us a call @ 541.386.6977


Winston has been involved with BAMBOO since 1929, when Robert Winther and Lew Stoner began making innovative rods known for their craftsmanship and performance. Today, our commitment to this natural material remains steadfast. Each of these rods can take up to a year to build. Place one in your hand, and you will be holding over 85 years of cumulative knowledge and experience. Cast one, and you will experience a wonderful slow action, as well as superb line and loop control. Fish one, and you understand why anglers become devotees of our bamboo; the rods are highly accurate, feature incredible touch and feel, and can make extremely delicate presentations.

Features - 
  • Unparalleled craftsmanship 
  • Slow action bamboo performance 
  • Distinctive Winston "feel” 
  • Capable of very delicate, very precise presentations 
  • Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana USA
  • Sections: 2 and 3 
  • Strips: 6 hexagonal 
  • Tips: 2 
  • Guides: Agate stripper guide/ titanium plated snake guides 
  • Reel Seat: Nickel silver; choice of Lacewood, burled Box Elder or Zebrawood insert 
  • Storage: Powder coated aluminum tube/thick cloth logo rod sock 
Specs - 2 piece
Line Length Weight (oz.) Sections Grip
3wt. 6' 2 2 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 6'6" 2 1/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 7' 2 1/2 2 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 7'6" 2 3/4 2 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 6'6" 2 1/2 2 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 7' 2 5/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 7'6" 2 7/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 8' 3 1/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 7'9" 3 2 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 8'6" 4 1/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 8' 4 2 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 8'6" 4 1/4 2 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 9' 4 7/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
7wt. 9' 5 2 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 8'9" 4 7/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 9' 5 2 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 9'6" 5 1/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
9wt. 9'6" 5 1/4 2 Cigar or Half Wells
10wt. 9' 5 1/2 2 Cigar or Half Wells


Specs - 3 piece
Line Length Weight (oz.) Sections Grip
3wt. 6' 2 3/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 6'6" 2 5/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 7' 2 3/4 3 Cigar or Half Wells
3wt. 7'6" 2 7/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 6'6" 2 5/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 7' 2 7/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 7'6" 3 3 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt. 7'9" 3 1/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
4wt 8' 3 1/2 3 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 7'9" 3 1/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 8' 4 1/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 8'6" 4 1/4 3 Cigar or Half Wells
5wt 9' 4 1/4 3 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 8' 4 1/2 3 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 8'6" 4 5/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
6wt. 9' 4 5/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
7wt. 9' 4 5/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 8'9" 4 7/8 3 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 9' 4 3/4 3 Cigar or Half Wells
8wt. 9'6" 4 7/8 2 Cigar or Half Wells
9wt. 9'6" 5 1/4 3 Cigar or Half Wells
10wt. 9' 5 5/8 3
Cigar or Half Wells


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