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For everything from trophy brown trout during a hex hatch at 2 am, to those mean pike and musky, golden dorado, peacock bass, tarpon, permit and yes, even giant trevally, the new Winston Alpha+ rods will rise to the occasion with their strongly focused design. Offering a super-fast action, ALPHA+ rods will cast your most imaginative and aggressive rigs – including big flies, heavy lines, shooting heads and sinking tips. And cast them further with accuracy, minimal false casts and effort.
There is a designated grain window for each model to help anglers sort through the wide offering of over-weighted lines available on the market today. This helps eliminate the confusion associated with lines over-weighted by 1 or 2 line weights. Simply match a lines grain window to the appropriate Alpha model to suit your needs and fishing style
ALPHA+ rods are extra reinforced in the ferrule for ultimate lifting power, to turn fish away from heavy cover, and support all-day casting with big flies and fly lines.
240-280 grain lines: The ideal rod for your serious big-bass angler. The ALPHA+ 7 will shoot the biggest bass bugs with over-sized lines into the thickest cover, and turn those fish out of the log jam and into your boat. We find this rod especially good for carp.
280-330 grain lines. Fight that silver salmon in Alaska, that Peacock Bass in the Jungle, those Stripers in the Northeast, Steelhead anywhere, or whatever you can think of with this powerful 8 weight. But before the fight, you gotta cast, and that's where this rod is perfectly designed. It will cast and lift monster flies, and any aggressive sinking line to get your flies in front of the most powerful fish.
380-430 grain lines. Maybe the rod designers had Musky and Peacock Bass in mind but we're going to fish this rod over Permit and Tarpon next time we're in the tropics. It's got the power to turn over those big bugs, heavy water-laden crabs and such, and foot-long flies, while having the sensitivity for figure 8s and humane releases.