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Trouts Journal

GEAR REVIEW || Winston Air 2 Fly Rod

Ivan Orsic / Jan 13, 2021

Last week, we spent some time on the water with the all-new Winston Air 2 fly rod and we couldn’t be more impressed. While it is the middle of January, we threw a bit of everything with the Air 2 and it handled it all with the grace and power you expect out of a Winston. It’s truly a do-it-all fly rod. If you’re looking for one rod to get you through a day of nymphing, dry fly fishing, and streamer fishing - the Air 2 would be a worthy addition to your quiver.

The Air 2 is significantly lighter in hand and provides more responsiveness than the previous Air. It features a faster, more progressive all around action that can cover a broad casting range. The Winston Air 2 combines the feel and soul of Winston with higher line speed, a faster recovery rate, and a modern smooth action.


The Air 2 delivers flies with tremendous accuracy and minimal effort. Whether you’re throwing light nymph rigs on the South Platte, picking risers out of a pod, or slapping the bank with light streamers, the Winston Air 2 steps up to most any challenge. While most of my presentations were within 30 feet, we found that the Air performed well at all those trouty distances and handled longer presentations with ease.

The Air 2 is at it’s core - a Winston. With some of the finest quality finish and components ever put on a fly rod and the trademark Winston green, the Air 2 has the classic appearance of a Winston with the performance of a top tier modern fly rod that can handle it all. The Air 2 is available in line weights 3 to 6. Get your Winston Air 2 now in-store and online at Troutsflyfishing.com.

Check the Winston Air 2 Fly Rod out in action with this ON-THE-WATER REVIEW on our YouTube channel.

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