Boron Fly Fishing Rods
|Why Winston B2X Fly Rods are so amazingly tough !!!|
We are often asked why American Made Winston B2X fly rods
cost more than those made off-shore. Why
are Winston B2X rods are so much lighter per model than their competition?
And after mixing it up with some incredibly athletic ocean fish, we
wondered how such lightweight rods could take so much abuse when
Six layers (count them) of composites, that's like building the same rod six times; very labor intensive and expensive. The rod starts out with two helical wrapped graphite layers, then a layer of unidirectional Boron fibers, then two more helical graphite layers, then a unidirectional layer of graphite. This combination results in very lightweight rods with incredible durability.
|There is a 30-pound dorado under the boat. This kind of dead-lift breaks many rods.||This Black Marlin was brought to
the boat in
less than one hour with a 12-weight B2X.
Pictured above are fly rod cross-sections. Boron/graphite rods (left) are typically thinner and lighter, yet stronger than comparable all-graphite rods (right).
There are various factors that govern how a fishing rod will perform - including weight, flex and trajectory. These performance features can be optimized by incorporating layers or "piles" of boron fibers into a graphite. Boron fiber, originally developed for aerospace applications, is five times as strong and twice as stiff as steel, yet lighter in weight than aluminum.
Boron can add stability and up to 25% more strength to graphite fishing rods while reducing the overall weight. This enables designers to create rods that throw a flatter line trajectory.
|Boron IIx 3-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 4-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 5-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 6-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 7-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 8-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 9-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 10-Weight Rods|
|Boron IIx 12-Weight Rods|
Introduced in 2004,
the Boron IIx Series (B2x) rods
are unlike anything you've ever fished. Featuring the next generation of
high-modulus boron/graphite composite material, they're powerful,
responsive, very accurate and have the widest casting range of any rods
that Winston offers; you can delicately present flies at 10 feet or make casts to 100'. They're also close to an ounce lighter than any
comparable size rods now on the market. All unnecessary weight has been
eliminate from ferrules, the rods have titanium guides and the new Winston
green graphite spacer in the reel seat. This new Winston Series is very "techy".
That is this, "The B2x Series uses cutting edge materials-technology to
give you cutting edge line speed in a very lightweight, controllable
package such as a 12-weight rod that weigh the same as the 7 or 9-weight
rod you are fishing with now."
|3 thru 6-weight: Black Anodized Aluminum up-lock with green graphite spacer.|
|3 thru 6-weight: German Silver up-lock with Burl Maple spacer.|
6-weight - 9' 6" models: Black
Anodized Aluminum up-lock with green graphite spacer and cork fighting
7 thru 12-weight: 12-weight: Black Anodized Aluminum up-lock with green graphite spacer and cork fighting butt.
|Buy a Winston B2x Fly Rod Before
February 1, 2006
AND GET THE FLY LINE THAT MATCHES IT BEST... AT NO EXTRA CHARGE !!!
Each series of fly rods has a particular action that matches best with a certain design of fly lines.
In the case of Winston B2X fly rods, most casters will be most comfortable with a slightly heavy, aggressive style of weight forward line.
In floating lines for fresh water fishing, the Rio Grand is a most versatile performer.
After extensive testing, our
shop people feel the Rio Grand Fly Line is the best freshwater fly line to
match the Winston B2X fly rod action.
Get one free to match any Winston B2X purchased from us before February 1, 2006
|Bermuda Triangle Taper Saltwater Lines|
extensive testing, our shop people feel the Royal Wulff Bermuda Triangle
Taper Line is the best saltwater fly line to match the Winston B2X fly rod
|Line up with Wulff's newest family of fly lines, the Bermuda Triangle Tapers. Built to withstand the wilting heat of tropical flats and blistering decks, this line will continue to cast like a rocket when others have folded up. That's because we build it around a special 16-strand braided monofilament core that stays stiff to deliver blazing casts -- even in blazing heat. The finish is also harder and stickier than Wulff regular saltwater lines, with a slightly bumpy texture that helps facilitate longer casts. And, because it's a Triangle Taper, it features a tip that can be customized. The lighter, neutral colors "disappear" into the sea and sky|
|for added stealth. Works best at temperatures above 70 degrees Fahrenheit but can be used at lower temperatures. We first heard about these lines from our old friend Tom White who guides tarpon trips out of Marathon, Florida. The Bermuda Triangle Taper has quickly become one of the most popular saltwater lines that we sell.|
THE THREE Pís IN FLY CASTING
If you are like me, you want to continue to get better. Why just cast well enough to get by? Over the past several years Iíve discovered, what I call, The Three Pís in Fly Casting; they are PRACTICE, PERSEVERANCE, and PATIENCE. First of all, if you really want to get better, you need to PRACTICE on a regular basis. Your practice routine should be well thought out and have specific objectives in mind.
In other words, practice to increase DISTANCE should be different than that of correcting a FAULT. Make sure that your practice goals are clear. Donít try to overcome the next hurdle until youíve cleared the last one.
The second and third Pís, PERSEVERANCE and PATIENCE, are the ones that will require some time. As you continue to practice, the skill required to reach the next higher level will become increasingly more difficult to achieve. This is where PERSEVERANCE comes into play. In order to get where you want to be, ďyou must stay the courseĒ. Donít give up! No one said it was going to be easy. Now that you are practicing on a regular basis and youíre bound and determined to improve, we come to last P, PATIENCE. This might very well be the most important of all. One needs to be patient. The process you will be going through will take some time. Remember, if you will, that learning is not straight-line growth, but rather a series of plateaus.
Please be aware that you will stumble from time to time. The only real way to overcome this and become a better Fly Caster is to employ the Three Pís, PRACTICE regularly with specific goals in mind; PERSEVERE, donít give up and finally, have lots of PATIENCE.
|This picture was sent to us
01/05/06, by a
customer who once said,
"I don't use sink tips and don't fish winter steelhead".
Looks like he changed his mind !!!
Free Fly Tying Party
The Fly Fishing Shop, Welches, OR
Fish long & prosper,
Mark Bachmann, Patty Barnes