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Winston AIR 2 863 Fly Rod
    Winston AIR 2 863 Fly Rod
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    • SKU: AIR2-863-4C
      Winston AIR 2 863 Fly Rod

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    • $1,095.00

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    NEW! WINSTON AIR 2 386-4 FLY ROD : 3WT 8'6"

    New for the season, the Winston Air 2 Fly Rods represent the very best in fly rod design after more than 88 years of rod making. The first thing you notice when you pick up the Air is how light this rod is. This is due to the new S-2000 carbon fiber technology and the new HSR resin for a lighter, faster recovery rate while casting. These rods have the broadest casting range of any fly rods Winston has ever designed. The AIR 2 can do anything – present tiny dry flies to wary trout on flat water, cast a heavy streamer to the far bank in the wind, launch the entire line when you need it, and make quick, accurate close-range shots. From high stick nymphing, pounding the banks from the boat, or wet wading, the new AIR 2 is a pack rod, a travel rod, a beautiful rod, and an all-around rod. 

    This Winston AIR 2 386-4 fly rod is simply the finest trout rod on the market for smaller creeks and streams. The 3wt AIR 2 is buttery smooth and a true pleasure to cast. The AIR 2 3wt will make the most beautiful dry fly presentations, yet still has the backbone to toss small streamers. This versatile 3wt will do it all on small to mid-size rivers and put a huge smile on your face each time you do battle with a trout! 

    FEATURES

    • A New taper design that provides a faster, progressive all-around action. Extremely light, yet powerful.
    • Introducing S-2000 a next generation high modulus graphite material for faster recovery speed and smoothness
    • New Boron Configuration for enhanced power and energy transfer.
    • New Winston-designed cigar grip for better “feel” through the casting stroke
    • The Custom HSR (High Strain Rate) resin provides an even faster recovery rate that adds a modern feel, is more durable, and provides greater part strength and less weight.
    • The new light wire shooting Snake Guides have a smaller profile with new ECO slick coating and a Round Helix geometry that reduces line friction and produces added energy, accuracy, and distance management.
    • Weight: 3WT
    • Length: 8'6"
    • Guides: Light wire Hard Chrome ECO Slick Coating Shooting Guides
    • Reel Seat: Uplocking Nickel Silver with Burled Wood insert 
    • Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with logo rod sock
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    Winston Air 2 8’6” 3wt
    5
    Jim Richman (Edmonds WA) | February 7th, 2022
    I bought this rod in late September 2021. Have only been able to use it one time before the season ended for me. Very accurate fly placement (wet and dry). Used a Rio Gold 4 weight line because I hadn’t yet purchased a new line for this rod. It did fine with the 4 wt line although for shorter distances it didn’t lay down so smooth. I have since purchased the Winston 3 weight line that is sized and tested for this rod and can’t wait until next season to try it. This rod is one of the kost expensive rods out there but truly a gem.
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    Winston Air 2 3wt
    5
    JW (Louisiana) | February 3rd, 2022
    This is an excellent rod. Soft hackle and dry flies are able to be precisely placed. I have also used some heavier flies and was surprised at the accuracy. I have never purchased a rod in this price range but am glad I did.
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    The handles is sublime and it fishes like a dream. I would recommend this to anyone. SO GOOD.
    5
    Joseph Elias (PA) | September 29th, 2021
    The handles is sublime and it fishes like a dream. I would recommend this to anyone. SO GOOD.
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    Best Rod Ever
    5
    Joseph Elias (PA) | September 29th, 2021
    The handles is sublime and it fishes like a dream. I would recommend this to anyone. SO GOOD.
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    Fun Dry Rod
    5
    RD (New Jersey) | September 11th, 2021
    While this is only a 3W, the rod has plenty of power to get the dry fly out there 60 feet and delicate. All distances less than 60 are with total accuracy. The price may be steep, but this is a premium rod to own for a very long time. I highly recommend for dry fly fishing in the NJ and PA area.


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