Winston Announces New Boron AIR 2 Fly Rod

The R.L. Winston Rod Company have announced their newest rod — the Boron AIR 2.

From Winston:

The next generation of all-around freshwater fly rods (3wt-6wt). These rods can do anything -present tiny dry flies to wary trout on flat water, cast a heavy streamer to the far bank in the wind, launch the entire line when you need it, and make quick, accurate close-range shots. From high stick nymphing, pounding the banks from the boat, or wet wading, the new AIR 2 is a pack rod, a travel rod, a beautiful rod, and an all-around rod. It’s the new Winston. When you can only bring one rod…the amazing new Boron AIR 2.

You won’t want to leave home without it.

Now is the time.

WEIGHTS: 3 thru 6wt.
GUIDES:Light wire Hard Chrome ECO Slick Coating Shooting Guides.
REEL SEAT: Uplocking Nickel Silver with Burled Wood insert
STORAGE:Premium graphite rod tube with logo rod sock
-A New taper design that provides a faster, progressive all-around action. Extremely light, yet powerful.
-Introducing S
-2000 a next generation high modulus graphite material for faster recovery speed and smoothness.
-New Boron Configuration for enhanced power and energy transfer.
-New Winston
-designed cigar grip for better “feel”through the casting stroke
-The Custom HSR (High Strain Rate) resin provides an even faster recovery rate that adds a modern feel, is more durable, and provides greater part strength and less weight.
-The new light wire shooting Snake Guides have a smaller profile with new ECO slick coating and a Round Helix geometry that reduces line friction and produces added energy, accuracy, and distance management.
-Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT

A New Design
-For a new faster, progressive all-around action. All around rods need a broad casting range to cover a range of situations. These new Boron AIR 2 freshwater rods generate higher line speed; have a faster recovery rate; and a new, modern quick and smooth action without sacrificing feel and enjoyment. For those days when you can only have one rod, this is the one; they are amazing.

New Carbon Fiber Material
–Introducing S-2000, a new high modulus graphite. We use S-2000, a new next generation high modulus carbon fiber material with a higher strain rate. While we also use a new Boron configuration in the butt section, all four sections of our Boron AIR 2 freshwater rods use our new S-2000 high modulus graphite. Our new graphite and resin combination provide greater strength per part, allows us to reduce the amount of overall material, thereby reducing weight and generating quick, smooth, new modern feel.

New Boron Configuration
-A new Boron configuration for enhanced power and energy transfer.For the first time in years, we have modified the Boron configuration in these AIR 2 freshwater rods. The incredible casting range and lifting power in these new rods comes from the new Boron configuration in butt; they have the power and balance to cast at any distance without sacrificing feel. This power transfer/interface between this new AIR 2 Boron butt section and S-2000 graphite in the top three AIR 2 sections is what makes the energy transfer in these new rods amazing.

New Custom Resin
–Our new Custom HSR Resin formula means less weight and more strength. In addition to being significantly lighter and more responsive, our new Custom HSR (High Strain Rate) resin provides an even faster recovery rate. All our Boron rods have perhaps the highest recovery rates among all fly rods. Recovery rate is what gives a fly rod that quick, responsive feel as it springs back into place. A fast action isn’t enough; a perfect fly rod needs a quick recovery rate. Our new Custom HSR Resin adds to that modern feel, is more durable, provides greater part strength and less weight.

New Snake Guides
–Our new shooting guides feature a lighter gauge and less weight, utilizing a smaller profile guides with ECO coating In addition to a new all-around quick design featuring new carbon fiber material, a new Boron configuration, new custom HSR Resin, we are also using entirely new lighter snake guides with ECO slick coating on the new Boron Freshwater AIR 2 rods. These lighter, smaller profile guides with new ECO slick coating feature a Round Helix geometry that provides reduced line friction and better line shooting for added energy as well as improved accuracy and distance management.

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