For 2009, Winston fly rods is proud to introduce Boron II-MX two-handed rods. Slightly faster than their Boron IIx series, these rods will easily load the newer, shorter head fly lines yet remain responsive to the angler in tight surroundings. Boron II-MX rods are ideal for a variety of situations on salmon or steelhead waters and are perfect for teh angler looking to fish a switch rod.
Boron IIx two-handed rods, made with Winston's second-generation boron/graphite composite, are the lightest spey rods in the world and offer extraordinary power, responsiveness and accuracy.
These rods were created with the help of technical advisor Andre Scholz, one of the world's top spey casters. All rods come with a copy of Winston's educational DVD, Introduction to Spey Casting with Andre Scholz.
6-weight, 11'6"- With and eye on the detailed blending of quality, consistency and power, this new rod will meet the expectations of the angler who has a desire for the switch rod application with slightly shorter heads and heavier tips. Great in the surf for casting overhead, as well as spey style on a smaller steelhead or Atlantic salmon stream. Grain weight range would be 430-469 grains.
7/8 weight, 12'3"- Slightly longer for a great balance on line weight, this new rod will be the next step up from the 11'6". Depending on your fishing application, this rod will run in the range of 493-524 grains.
* Grain weights were determined using Scandinavian Shooting head lines. When fishing a Skagit Head, or Long-Belly Spey line, you may want to add 50-75 grains.