Winston BIII LS Fly Fishing Rods

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The Boron III LS perfectly blends the incredible "Winston Feel" with Boron III technology to produce a modern light line series. This medium-fast action series is lively and responsive, and delicately presents a fly with extraordinary accuracy. Built with advanced Boron III technology, this remarkably lightweight series has incredible touch, feel and control. These rods are the ideal selection for small stream enthusiasts, anglers using light tippets for big fish, or those who enjoy stalking big fish with small flies. The Boron III LS sets a new standard in what one should expect from a light line series. However, with eighty-plus years of company history behind the development of this series, it really should be no surprise.
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Rod Highlights:
A modern light line series
Built with advanced Boron III technology, resulting in a lightweight, medium-fast action rod that is lively and responsive
Incredible touch, feel and control
Proprietary design that promotes delicate presentations and incredible accuracy
Ideal selection when using light tippets for big fish
Rod of choice for small stream enthusiasts
Perfect weapon when stalking big fish with small flies
Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana USA

Rod Features:
Action:
Medium-fast
Grip: Cigar
Sections: 4-piece
Color: Winston green
Guides: Chrome nanolite stripper guide and chrome plated, light wire snake guides
Reel Seat(s): Choice of anodized aluminum with graphite insert or nickel silver with burled wood insert
Storage: Premium graphite rod tube with logo tech rod sock
Rod Weights: 2wt.-5wt.

Winton LS Review:
At first glance the new Winston LS has the classic “Winston Green” color, impeccable craftsmanship and is very light in hand.  The LS is now available in Anodized Aluminum Nickel Silver with Graphite insert reel seat and Burled Wood insert.  The graphite insert is certainly a new look coming from such a historic rod company.  I personally found it to be a classy look with a touch of “New School” feel.

My first few casts out of the tube (Beautiful Graphite tube) with the 9’ 5wt LS where on the lawn with an Airflo Super Dri Elite WF 5F.  I immediately got the sense that this is a very special fly rod.  Winston calls this a medium-fast rod which I would agree with.  I found this rod to be very accurate at short to mid-range casts.  No doubt this new Light Series of rods are going to be excellent dry fly rods.  With this rod being a 5wt I opened it up for some longer casts.  The Boron technology is legitimate and casts in excess of 70+ feet are not a problem. 

Next was to test the rod out on the lower Deschutes last fall (November 2013).  I always like to bring a trout rod along while steelheading as I know with the right weather the chances of a great BWO hatch is very likely.  For 2 days I switched between the 2hander and this new 5wt LS.  As I thought this rod fished 12ft 6X leaders with #20 Olives beautifully.  The rod has plenty of power when the wind kicks up and certainly has the right action to protect light tippets and small flies.  The rod has more than enough in the bottom end to turn fish while the mid to tip sections protected the light tippets. 

I did also do some nymph fishing with this rod as I expect a 5wt to handle indicator, double fly rig and split shot.  No problem and with its medium-fast action roll casts are a breeze.

My overall impression of the new Winston LS is it’s certainly is a fine fly rod that is very light in hand, quite lively, very responsive and easy to fish.  I can see in the lighter models this rod series will become a favorite among serious Dry Fly Fisherman.

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AAGRAPH Anodized Aluminum with Graphite Insert $00
NSBURL Nickel Silver with Burled Wood Insert $00

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BIII LS2-Weight Rod
270-4 BIII LS

Length: 7' 6"     Line: 3     Pieces: 4

An extremely lightweight rod that is a great choice for small stream fishing where accurate casting is paramount. Will delicately present the smallest flies.
Rod Weight: 2 3/8oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
270 BIII LS 3 Medium-Fast Cigar $795

BIII LS3-Weight Rods
376-4 BIII LS

Length: 7' 6"     Line: 3     Pieces: 4

An extremely lightweight rod that is a great choice for small stream fishing where accurate casting is paramount. Will delicately present the smallest flies.
Rod Weight: 2 1/2oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
376 BIII LS 3 Medium-Fast Cigar $795
380-4 BIII LS

Length: 8'     Line: 3     Pieces: 4

The perfect rod for spring creeks of all sizes.  Would be a good bet to have one of these rods in your boat for fishing the Trico hatch on the Missouri or the Baetis hatch on the Deschutes.
Rod Weight: 2 1/2 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
380 BIII LS 3 Medium-Fast Cigar $795
386-4 BIII LS

Length: 8' 6"    Line: 3     Pieces: 4

The perfect rod for spring creeks of all sizes.  Would be a good bet to have one of these rods in your boat for fishing the Trico hatch on the Missouri or the Baetis hatch on the Deschutes.
Rod Weight: 2 3/4 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
386 BIII LS 3 Medium-Fast Cigar $795

BIII LS 4-Weight Rods
480-4 BIII LS

Length: 8'     Line: 4     Pieces: 4

A smooth casting rod that is perfectly suited for mountain stream fishing. Will handle a range of flies from #10 to #22.
Rod Weight: 2 1/2 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
480 BIII LS 4 Medium-Fast Cigar $795
486-4 BIII LS

Length: 8'6"     Line: 4     Pieces: 4

A smooth casting rod that is perfectly suited for mountain stream fishing. Will handle a range of flies from #10 to #22.
Rod Weight: 2 3/4 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
486 BIII LS 4 Medium-Fast Cigar $795
490-4 BIII LS

Length: 9'     Line: 4     Pieces: 4

This mid-length rod could be termed the all around dry fly stick.  A perfect size for fishing flies from #10 to #22, it has the reach for covering the water at all normal ranges.
Rod Weight: 2 3/4 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
490 BIII LS 4 Medium-Fast Cigar $795

BIII LS 5-Weight Rods
586-4 BIII LS

Length: 8' 6"     Line: 5     Pieces: 4

A good choice for the angler who wants a mid-weight trout rod that will do everything well.
Rod Weight: 2 3/4 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
586 BIII LS 5 Medium-Fast Cigar $795
590-4 BIII LS

Length: 9'     Line: 5     Pieces: 4

The most popular size of trout rod for our larger western rivers.  This rod has a smooth flowing action that is very easy to time and is tuned well to be most peasant at normal casting ranges.
Rod Weight: 3 oz.
Item
Series
Line Wt.
Action Handle Price To Top
590 BIII LS 5 Medium-Fast Cigar $795

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