You have no items in your shopping cart
Perhaps the greatest dry fly rods R.L. Winston has ever made. When you daydream of delicate presentation trout fishing, where does your mind wander off to? Some might imagine casting yellow humpies, stimulators, and Royal Wulffs on their favorite freestones. Some might imagine undercut banks, beaver ponds, and giggling riffles on a secret cutthroat “crick.” Some might imagine a large pod of picky spring creek rainbows dimpling PMDs on a slow-moving current’s surface. If these are your daydreams, we encourage you to explore the PURE series of trout rods.
Winston Pure 2wt: The lightest, most delicate rod we make. Meant for happy-go-lucky streams, this rod perfectly casts microscopic dry flies on the lightest tippet, and bends to the butt section with the weight of a 7” brook trout.
Winston 3wt: An entire selection of fun rods meant for small stream fishing. From the ultra-short 6’6” version, to the extra reach of the 10, this wide variety of 3 weights will accommodate any small stream or extremely delicate presentation that an angler requires.
Winston 4wt: If you’re obsessed with feeding small flies to picky fish, our selection of 4 weight PUREs will be the perfect tools for presenting these specific patterns during heavy hatches. These rods blend accuracy, delicacy, and fish fighting strength. Think any spring creek from Paradise Valley, Montana, to the world renowned Driftless area in Wisconsin.
Winston 5wt: Anglers that prefer a traditional progressive action for most of their trout fishing needs, will love our selections of 5 weight Pures. With either the 9’ or 10’ model, there’s plenty of room for a variety of fishing applications, from dry fly fishing on bigger western rivers, to light nymphing and small streamers. If you’re a fan of our older IM6 and WT models, the 5 weight PURE will provide the classic Winston feel in a taper that adds more accuracy and line control.
New for 2020 – 10’ Pure rods. When presentation is still critical, but more reach is needed, our new 10’ Pure rods will extend your fishing. From fishing large slick water with dry flies, nymphing smaller water with tight line techniques and small indicators, and lifting more line and casting further on still waters the 10’ 3,4, and 5 weight Pure rods will increase your range without sacrificing delicacy.