R.L. Winston

R.L. Winston Rods are hand-built in Twin Bridges, Montana, which is in the heart of some of the world's finest trout fishing regions. Their rods are the product of over 85 years of die-hard anglers and fly rod innovation. Their history and company culture is ingrained in each rod they produce to create the perfect balance of progression and tradition, which transcends into a distinct feel that is unmatched in the rod building industry.

In the 1990s, Winston revolutionized fly rod building with the invention of a boron/graphite composite, leaving traditional fiberglass and graphite blanks in the dust. In 2021, Winston introduced the flagship Air 2. Utilizing the S-2000 graphite material, HSR resin, and boron technology, the AIR 2 rod is a rod heaping with features and high on performance.

Here at the Madison River Fishing Company, we are proud to represent our neighbors. A short drive over the hill leads us to the Winston manufacturing facility that is sure to impress any angler on one of their daily tours. Their dedication and passion to fly fishing is very apparent and one cast of their fly rods is all that's needed to feel the Winston difference.