Winston Two-Handed Rods

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Winston Two-Handed Rods
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Winston Two-Handed Rods
With a factory located in the center of the Montana trout country, some anglers might find it surprising that the R.L. Winston company produces some of the best two-hand rods available for anadromous fish such as salmon and steelhead. But, that is exactly how it works. Winston's head rod designer Sam Drukman, with the help of German Spey Casting Wizard, Andre Scholz have designed rods that are incredibly lightweight, accurate, durable and comfortable to fish with.
BIIX Series Spey Rods

Why Winston BIIX Rods Rule

  11' #7 12'6" 6/7 13' 3" 7/8 13' 8/9 14' 8/9 15' 9/10
BIIMX Series Spey Rods      
  11' 6" #6 12' 3" 7/8        
FREE AFS Line With Your New Rod! FREE Instructional Spey Casting DVD!
Mark Bachmann, Deschutes River, Winston B2X67126
Winston Spey Reel Seat
See Winston Pro Andre Scholz at the 2010 Sandy River Spey Clave !!!
Field Test 01/03/07    Field Test 05/30/06     Some Thoughts About Spey Lines.

After extensive testing, our shop people feel the Rio AFS Shooting Head System is the best floating fly line choice, for the Winston BIIX and BIIMX Spey Series fly rod actions. 

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FREE LINE-B2X SPEY Free Rio AFS Shooting Head System fly line with Winston B2X Spey rod purchased in 2009 $FREE SALE ENDED

FREE DVD
Included with every new Winston BIIX Spey rod we sell, is an instructional
DVD by noted German Spey caster Andre Scholz.


B2X7011

Length: 11'       Line: #7     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

An extraordinary lightweight medium-action Switch Rod that may be cast with one or both hands.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 401-432 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 420, Rio AFS 400, Rio WindCutter 5/6
Use: 420-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.

Rod weight: 4 3/4 Ounces. 
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
7011 B2X 7 Medium Fast Spey $735 SALE ENDED

B2X67126

Length: 12' 6"       Line: #6/7     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

Mark Bachmann, Deschutes River, Winston B2X67126
New for 2009! Possibly the ultimate light line steelhead rod for the Deschutes, Grand Ronde, North Umpqua, Klickitat, etc. We have already caught a bunch of Deschutes steelhead with this rod. These fish have ranged from 4-11 pounds. We have used both the Airflo Scandi Compact and Rio AFS lines to fish size 4-6 traditional wet and waking flies. There is little discernible difference between the performance of these two lines on this rod. We fished this Winston in some howling winds, which it handled as well as any small rod we have used. It was rigged with a Waterworks/Lamson ULA Force 3.4 reel for perfect balance. The Winston BIIX 12' 6" 6/7 is destined to be one of the most popular two-hand rods ever made. Mark my words: "This is truly a great fly rod."
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 390-420 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 390, Rio AFS 400, Rio WindCutter 6/7
Use: 390-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.
Rod weight: 5 1/2 Ounces.
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
67126 B2X 6/7 Medium Fast Spey $835 SALE ENDED

B2X78133

Length: 13' 3"       Line: #7/8     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

Patty Barnes, Deschutes River, Winston B2X78133
An extraordinary lightweight medium-fast action two-hand rod that will make effective fly presentations at all distances. Since its introduction in 2007, this has been one of the most popular Spey rods for both summer and winter steelhead. The B2X78133 has the ability to feel very comfortable with a wide range of line weight and fly sizes. It is also adaptable to wide range of fish sizes from 4 to over 20 pounds. Will feel comfortable with tiny skaters and 3" long stinger flies fished with T-11 or T-14.
Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 12.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 447-478 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 480, Rio AFS 460, Rio WindCutter 7/8
Use: 480-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.
Rod weight: 6 3/4 Ounces.
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
78133 B2X 7/8 Medium Fast Spey $835 SALE ENDED

B2X8913

Length: 13'       Line: #8/9     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

A favored rod with Atlantic Salmon fishers. A great rod when encountering larger steelhead in tight quarters.
Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 12.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 493-524 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 510, Rio AFS 520, Rio WindCutter 8/9
Use: 510-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.

Rod weight: 6 3/4 Ounces.
Itemfont> Series Line Wt Action Handle Price ToTo Top
8913 B2X 8/9 Fast Spey $835 SALE ENDED

B2X8914

Length: 14'       Line: #8/9     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

Mark Bachmann, Clackamas River, B2X8914
If you only own one two-hand rod to fish steelhead and salmon, make it this one. We've fished such diverse rivers as the Sandy, Clackamas, Klickitat, Deschutes, Skagit and Hoh with this stick. We've caught summer steelhead, winter steelhead, Coho and Chinooks with it. It may be the best rod for fishing sinking tips ever made in the world. If you are going to fish B.C., take one of these with you; or better than that take a pair.
Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 12/DD.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 493-524 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 540, Rio AFS 520, Rio WindCutter 8/9
Use: 570-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work. Throws 13' of T-17 like a bullet.

Rod weight: 7 3/4 Ounces.
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
8914 B2X 8/9 Medium Fast Spey $835 SALE ENDED

B2X91015

Length: 15'       Line: #9/10     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

This is a rod for big fish in big rivers. Anglers fishing the Skeena main stem for steelhead and Kings will find this rod about the right size. Anglers travelling to the Kola Peninsula or Norway will appreciate the way this rod handles big Atlantic salmon.
Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 12T.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 601-632 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 630, Rio AFS 640,
Rio WindCutter 9/10
Use: 660-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work. Throws 17' of T-17 like a bullet.

Rod weight: 8.5 Ounces.ont>
Item Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
091015 B2X 9/10 Medium Fast Spey $855 SALE ENDED

Winston BIIMX Series
These rods are have thicker walls and faster tapers than the BIIX Series. They will appeal to casters who like tip action rods.

B2MX6116

Length: 11' 6"      Line: #6     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

New for 2009! A lightweight switch rod for fishing steelhead and salmon on smaller water or fishing in the surf.
Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 8.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 430-469 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 450, Rio AFS 460,
Rio WindCutter 6/7
Use: 450-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.

Rod weight: 5 Ounces.
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6116 B2MX 6 Fast Spey $795 SALE ENDED

B2MX78123

Length: 12' 3"       Line: #7/8     Pieces: 4   

Winston Spey

New for 2009! This is a very fast action rod with plenty of muscle for handling large fish in tight quarters. Our favorite reel to balance this rod is the Nautilus 10.
Andre Scholz Scandinavian Shooting Head Recommendation: 493-524 grains.
Floating Line Recommendations: Airflo Scandi Compact 510, Rio AFS 520,
Rio WindCutter 7/8
Use: 540-grain Skagit Compact for sinking tip work.

Rod weight: 6 1/8 Ounces.
Itemfont> Series Line Wt Action Handle Price To Top
091015 B2X 9/10 Medium Fast Spey $895 SALE ENDED

Rigging Spey Lines
The Fly Fishing Shop in Welches Oregon has the most comprehensive selection of Spey Lines offered anywhere in the world. We fish for steelhead and salmon year around and know the best Spey Line Configuration for every fishing situation. We know how to rig your line to get both maximum performance and maximum strength. When you get your Spey Outfit from us, you can be assured that it will be the most finely tuned that it can be. It will be a casting and fishing machine. It will make you look good, and allow you to perform at your best. Most of the time there is no extra charge for this labor and expertise.

The Fly Fishing Shop is world wide headquarters for everything concerning fly fishing for salmon & steelhead. This section deals with the most popular lines for
two-hand fly rods.  Phone consultation is always available.

About Spey Casting

Spey Casting Classes

PolyLeaders

WINTER STEELHEAD ON A SPEY ROD !!! Airflo Fly Line Dressing
Cortland Hybrid Lines
Rio Replacement Tips
Royal Wulff Shooting Lines
Scientific Anglers T-8, &-11 & T-14
We just have more parts to work with!

RIOMax Plus
This steelhead was landed with RioMax Plus #10
New for 2009! We began testing RioMax Plus in October 2008 on the Deschutes. We've had no failures. RioMax Plus is designed to compete in the salmon/steelhead arena where Maxima has reigned supreme for 30-yars. We found that RioMax Plus is as supple as Maxima Green, but much tougher. It is even more abrasion resistant than Maxima Clear, but slightly smaller in diameter for equal breaking strength. RioMax Plus is an incredibly tough, medium stiff tippet material, designed to be the most abrasion resistant nylon leader material available. It is perfect for fishing streamers for trout, and for salmon, steelhead, bass and for saltwater species such as bonefish and striped bass. A slick coating makes it very easy to tie knots. RioMax Plus interlocking spools with tippet tenders...
Straightens easily.
If you signed up for the Summer Steelhead PhD School with Simon Gawesworth, a full set of RIOMax Tippet material will be supplied to fit the Leader Formulas below. An extensive class on leader design and construction will be taught in camp. You will build a few of your own.
Item Description Size Price To Top
22316 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 6lb. 2.7kg
.008"
.205mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22317 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 8lb. 4kg
009"
.235mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22318 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 10lb. 4.6kg
010"
.254mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22319 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 12lb. 5.4kg
011"
.279mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22320 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 15lb. 6.8kg
013"
.330mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22321 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 20lb. 9.1kg
015"
.381mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22322 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 25lb. 11.3kg
017"
.432mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22323 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 30lb. 13.6kg
018"
.457mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22324 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 35lb. 15.9kg
020"
.520mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22325 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 40lb. 18.1kg
022"
.558mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED
22326 Rio Max Plus Tippet Spool 50lb. 22.7kg
025"
.635mm
$5.95 SALE ENDED

Steelhead/Salmon Tapered Leader Formulas For: RIOMax Plus Leader
Click for: Basic Leader Design
          06X 04X 02X 0X
  .025 .022 .020 .018 .017 .015 .013 .011
  50 lb. 40 lb. 35 lb. 30 lb. 25 lb. 20 lb. 15 lb. 12 lb.
4' 02X     12"   12"   24"  
5' 02X     15"   15"   30"  
6' 02X     24"   18"   30"  
10' 04X 38" 20" 14" 12' 12' 24"    
10' 02X   40" 32" 8" 8" 8" 24"  
10' 0X   40" 32" 6" 6" 6" 6" 24"
12' 04X 48" 22" 16" 15" 14" 29"    
12' 02X   46" 40" 10" 10" 9" 29"  
12' 0X   46 40' 7" 7" 7" 7" 30"
15' 04X 50" 32" 26" 18" 18" 36"    
15' 02X 50" 32" 26" 12" 12" 12" 36"  

fishpond Tippet/Leader Gauge
If you build or repair your own leaders, this new Tippet/Leader Gage is sure to become one of your most indispensable accessories. Machined from bar stock aluminum, this uniquely designed tool measures tippet material and monofilament line from 8X (.004) all the way up to .031 with pinpoint accuracy. As a bonus, there is a hook eye clean-out pin into the design. Retractor/lanyard attachment hole. 
Assorted colors.
Item Description Price To Top
TG-AC fishpond Tippet/Leader Gauge $20 SALE ENDED

Books By: Oregon's Al Buhr

Al Buhr has been an avid steelhead fisherman since his youth and was introduced to Spey casting by the late Jim Green in 1982.  Al has since been on the leading edge of rod and line development for many years with Sage in developing two-handed rods and with Scientific Angler in designing several Spey fly lines.  In 2004, Al chaired a committee of line and rod manufacturers that established a manufacturing line-weight designation standard ratified by the Association of Fishing Tackle Manufacturers of America.

    Al is also a member of the Federation of Fly Fishers' Casting Board of Governors' and is chairman of the Two-Handed Casting Instructor program.  He is a FFF-certified Master Casting Instructor and Two-Handed Casting Instructor.  Al has given workshops on fly casting and steelhead fly fishing throughout the United States and at many Federation of Fly Fishers' Conclaves.


TWO-HANDED FLY CASTING
Al Buhr
Frank Amato Publications, Aug 2006
Softcover : $22.00
This book unlocks the secrets of 16 different casts that solve many fishing situations.  This is a practical, experience based guide that is ideal for
casters of all skill levels.  This book has casts and helpful hints for the beginning caster, the essential Spey casts and situation Spey casts that will solve many fishing circumstances.  Each cast is laid out in a clear sep-by-step progression, as well as, when and where to use them.  The fault analyst section lays out how to find faults and cure them, list many of the common faults, causes and cures.
Spey casting is a great way to improve your success in fly fishing.  It is an ideal method to present a fly with ease with no back cast.  the rods long length improves line control for better presentations.  In windy conditions, Spey casting provides a level of safety.  Using leverage of the two hands to form the cast is less stressful on the arms and shoulders making it ideal for those who have experienced a loss of strength.  Brute strength is never required.  This is ideal for anyone who may have experienced fatigue casting a large single-handed rod.
12 x 9 Landscape, 80 pages, all color.
Item Description Price To Top
1-57188-395-9 Two-Handed Fly Casting $22.00 SALE ENDED
1-57188-395-9B Two-Handed Fly Casting with any purchase over $150. That is 20% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING. $17.60 SALE ENDED

HOW TO DESIGN FLY LINES
Al Buhr
PUBLISHED BY AL BUHR
Softcover : $19.95
All Buhr began building fly lines in the late 1970's as a way to improve his steelhead fishing.  In 1980, he met Jim Green and joined the Fenwick team.  Al mentored under Jim Green in both rod and line design.  In 1989, Al joined Sage rods and shortly after, teamed up with Scientific Anglers.
In 1994, with Bruce Richards of Scientific Anglers, Al designed the Mastery Spey/Salmon Taper and later the Short Head and Mid Head spey lines. In 2004, Al chaired a committee that developed a line weight standard for two-hand fly lines an has become the AFTMA designation. As you can see, Al has a lot of experience with fly line design.  This book puts all his knowledge in you hands; about how to design & build your own fly lines. 
Illustrated; Black and white;
5 1/2x 8 1/2 inches, 28 pgs.

Item Description Price To Top
13523 How To Design Fly Lines $19.95 SALE ENDED

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