Winston Air TH
Our new Winston AIR TH rods redefine two-hand casting performance. Utilizing our SuperSilica resin system and Boron technology, these rods are unbelievably light, perfectly balanced, powerful, responsive, and just plain fun to fish.
Featuring a deep loading action with fast recovery rates, AIR TH models are ideal for any steelhead and salmon fishing application. They showcase adaptive and specified grain windows that are ideal for specific two-hand applications. In addition to the dialed grain windows, AIR TH models utilize smaller diameter grips to give anglers more feel and intuition during the cast.
AIR TH rods adjust to any casting style and preference by utilizing several standardized rod lengths across multiple grain windows. In the same way the 9' rod length became the industry standard for a versatile single hand rod, we've dialed in our famous 13'3" lengths in 6, 7, and 8 weight grain windows to specify the perfect rod length across different applications.
Whether anglers prefer sustained anchor, touch and go, traditional, or mid belly techniques, Winston AIR TH rods support infinite casting styles, and offer unrivaled feel and performance across any two-hand casting application.
2019 Efttex Best New Product.
- WEIGHTS: 5 thru 9wt.
- ACTION: Medium Fast
- SECTIONS: 4
- GUIDES: Satin finished stripper guide with Silicon Nitride ring. Hard chrome snake guides.
- REEL SEAT: Charcoal Gray anodized aluminum, down locking
- STORAGE: Premium graphite rod tube with logo rod sock
- Advanced Boron III technology combined with our proprietary SuperSilica lightweight resin system
- Extremely light, yet powerful and responsive
- Deep loading action with a fast recovery rate
- Standardized rod lengths across multiple grain windows to support any casting style
- Winston-designed grip for better "feel"
- Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT
|Line ||Length ||Grip ||Skagit Line ||Scandi Line |
|5wt. ||12' ||TWO-HANDED ||390 - 420 ||360 - 390 |
|6wt. ||11'6" ||TWO-HANDED ||420 - 450 ||390 - 420 |
|6wt. ||12'6" ||TWO-HANDED ||420 - 450 ||390 - 420 |
|6wt. ||13'3" ||TWO-HANDED ||420 - 450 ||390 - 420 |
|7wt. ||12'3" ||TWO-HANDED ||510 - 525 ||440 - 480 |
|7wt. ||13'3" ||TWO-HANDED ||510 - 525 ||440 - 480 |
|8wt. ||12'3" ||TWO-HANDED ||540 - 570 ||510 - 540 |
|8wt. ||13'3" ||TWO-HANDED ||540 - 570 ||510 - 540 |
|8wt. ||14'6" ||TWO-HANDED ||540 - 570 ||510 - 540 |
|9wt. ||12'9" ||TWO-HANDED ||570 - 600 ||520 - 540 |
Here are write ups in regards to the all-new Air TH Family:
12'0" 5wt Air Spey-
This rod is on the upper end of what we would consider Trout Spey or a light summer run steelhead rod. This rod is perfect when you need a bit more power than the 5wt Micro Spey. While they are both in the 5wt category the 5wt Air will comfortably carry a bit heavier line, thus being able to cast a slightly heavier tip and fly. Reel Match- Bauer RX 4 Micro Spey. Line Match- Skagit 390gr. / Scandi 360gr.
11' 6" 6wt Air Spey-
Small but mighty could be the mantra for this little dagger. This rod is not afraid of the bottom hand, speed or distance. While being the shortest in the family, this rod carries a big punch. Go through the motions and this rod is an easy caster. But you can push this rod and it doesn't mind one bit. Great rod for the Grande Ronde, John Day, Rogue River summer run steelhead fisheries. Reel Match- Bauer RX 4 Micro Spey. Line Match- Skagit 420 gr. / Scandi 390gr.
12'6" 6wt Air Spey-
This rod configuration will always have a home in any spey rod line up. This new 6wt will be a delight on any summer run steelhead stream. Casting dry lines to sink tips, this rod is the quintessential summer steelhead stick for the angler looking for the dialed set up. This rod is not to be overlooked in the trout spey arena as well. The traveling angler could easily add this rod for Alaska, South America or larger flies for the Western States. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 450 gr. / Scandi 420gr.
13'3" 6wt Air Spey-
Magic! This rod is going to become a quick favorite for summer steelheaders across the Northwest. Anglers have been asking for a longer 6wt to carry longer heads and greater mending capabilities. With Winston always having iconic rods in the 13'3" length this one just seemed like a natural evolution. So light in hand this rod loves Scandinavian lines with touch and go casts. Not sure if a single spey rod has ever been more fun! Reel Match: RX 5 or Classic Spey RX5. Line Match: Skagit 420gr. / Scandi 390gr.
12'3" 7wt Air Spey-
With spey lines trending toward shorter and shorter head lengths this new 7wt certainly is at home with short Skagit's or Scandi lines. This rod will be right at home on coastal rivers where obstructions behind the angler are prevalent. This shorter rod is the perfect stick to cast all varieties of flies and lines and get into places that require creative casting. Also, the perfect choice for an angler that needs a rod for smaller water would be wise to consider this 7wt. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 510gr. / Scandi 450gr.
13'3" 7wt Air Spey-
If the anglers of the world where to convene and vote for Hall of Fame Spey rod the Winston 13'3" 7wt B2X would be a certain nomination. This configuration of length and line weight has been a home run with both the B2X and B3TH. Enter the new 13'3" 7wt Air Spey... This new model has all the characteristics of previous models: lots of feel, light weight, good grain window, easy to cast, fun, responsive, powerful! But, its lighter, crisper and just a delight to cast. This is certainly the Do-It-All spey rod from Winston. Dry lines, sink tips, multi-density tips, little flies, big flies, short casts, longs cast, big fish, little fish this rod will do it all. The ultimate Anadromous spey rod if you are going to own one. Reel Match: RX6 or Classic Spey RX6. Line Match: Skagit 510gr. / Scandi 450-480gr.
12'3" 8wt Air Spey-
The Big Brother to the 12'3" 7wt Air TH. 8wt rods are seeing a bit of resurgence in the Pacific Northwest and are not just viewed as a B.C. rod. Anglers that are casting larger flies and heavier tips are enjoying the increased power while have a very light rod in hand. Again, this shorter format will allow for increased movement in tight quarters or smaller rivers. Per the normal tread, if British Columbia Steelhead is in the plan, this is a go to rod. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540gr. / Scandi 480-510gr.
13'3" 8wt Air Spey-
This last new addition to the "One-Thirty-Three" collection, and frankly, is an exciting new rod. For all the reasons we love the 13'3" 7wt we will get more power here. This is the perfect big water, big fly, big fish rod. The rod is going to perform outstanding on B.C. rivers such as the Bulkley, Kispoix, Dean, Sustat, Skeena to name a few. Anglers looking for a winter rod to carry big flies, heavy tips a long way will love this rod. This is a great answer to the angler that is constantly pushing the limits with their 7wt. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540 gr./ Scandi 480-510gr.
14"6" 8wt Air Spey-
Long Belly casters are going to slap some high-fives all around and rejoice for this long 8wt. Whether your studying for your CI from the FFI or just want to blast some 100 footers on the Clearwater, this is your stick. This big boomer might not be for everyone, but for those that want to strip less and cast more, this is your baby. Long Belly lines are at home with this rod. Reel Match: RX5 or RX5 Classic Spey. Line Match: Skagit 540gr. / Scandi 510gr.
Quiet possibly the most glaring hole in the previous Winston Spey line has been a powerful, yet manageable 9wt. This rod is built for big fish, whether they come from the Atlantic or Pacific. The short lever is perfect for fighting big fish and will not wear you out casting all day. Get your T-14, T-17 and 5 inch fly out and put it into flight. If you're into the green sticks and love King Salmon, this new arrival is waiting for you to put it into the game! Reel Match: RX 7 or RX7 Classic Spey. Line Match Skagit 540-570 gr. / Scandi: 510gr.