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Winston Air 2 6WT 9'6
Winston Air 2 6WT 9'6
Winston Air 2 6WT 9'6
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The answer for windy day hoppers, cloudy day streamers, big water and big nymphs in the U.S. west all the way to New Zealand.

New This flagship series covers your 3wt. through 6wt needs and has earned rave reviews from shop owners, guides, and anglers. Utilizing boron technology, AIR 2 rods make beautiful, accurate casts at long and short distances and have exceptional feel. The 3 and 4wts are superb dry and light nymph rods, while the 5 and 6wts are true all-arounders that can do everything from small dries to double nymphs to streamers. All rods come with our graphite tube and logo rod sock.


  • EVOLVED TAPER DESIGN provides a faster, progressive all-around action. Extremely light, yet powerful.
  • NEXT GENERATION S-2000 HIGH MODULUS GRAPHITE material for faster recovery speed and smoothness.
  • ADVANCED BORON/GRAPHITE CONFIGURATION for enhanced power and energy transfer.
  • WINSTON-DESIGNED CIGAR GRIP for better “feel” through the casting stroke.
  • CUSTOM HSR (HIGH STRAIN RATE) RESIN yields an even faster recovery rate that adds a modern feel, is more durable, and provides greater part strength and less weight.
  • SMALLER PROFILE LIGHT WIRE SHOOTING SNAKE GUIDES feature new ECO slick coating and a Round Helix geometry that reduces line friction and produces added energy, accuracy, and distance management.

At Winston, we refuse to compromise and have a true passion for doing things the right way. Since 1929, we have made not only the most innovative fly rods, but the most beautiful. Pick up a Winston, and you’ll be holding a rod with a flawless finish, precisely aligned guides, a perfectly formed grip, and a reel seat made from the finest components. Fish with one, and you’ll experience superior performance, as well as the remarkable feel that comes from a rod that’s lightweight, balanced and smooth. We know that anglers have many fly rods to choose from, but when the goal is to own the finest, there can only be one.


We are proud that our rod finish is the finest in the industry. “Winston Green” stands for quality, beauty and impeccable performance. We use a proprietary and time-consuming multi-step hand-finishing process that requires multiple green and clear protective coats to get it just right. We perform our rod finishing in a secret room where no outsiders are allowed to ensure our formula remains unique to Winston. The resulting finish not only yields a spectacularly beautiful, cosmetic translucent green look, but also provides important impact protection to the Boron and carbon fiber materials in the rod. Once the rod is ready and has passed numerous quality inspections, every section of every Winston rod is then hand inscribed with rod series information, rod length and line weight and serial number. It is our way of signing a completed work of art, just before sending it to you. Our new Saltwater Air rods feature a new stealth matte “Winston Green” finish for flats stalking.


We source the highest quality of cork available because it matters. Each of our grips is produced according to exact Winston specifications. The grip profiles for each rod series are designed to provide optimal comfort and to maximize ergonomic contact throughout the hand, thereby reducing fatigue. Beauty and performance working together.


The Winston approach to reel seats is simple: no shortcuts. Our premium freshwater rods feature burled wood spacers and expensive, beautifully machined and polished genuine German nickel silver fittings with an engraved Winston logo on the end cap. We designed these ourselves, and they are only available on Winston rods. For more extreme and saltwater rods, we use our hard anodized aluminum reel seats. Attractive and highly durable, they feature double lock rings for added reel security. Each is engraved with the company name in script.


The WINSTON UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME GUARANTEE covers every new Winston boron/graphite and graphite fly rod and blank against breakage or manufacturer’s defects. This warranty is available only to the original owner of products purchased from an authorized Winston Dealer. This warranty covers, at Winston’s option, the repair of the original rod or the replacement of the rod with an equivalent rod only. To qualify for this warranty, the original owner must either send Winston a completed warranty card or register the rod online. Warranty cards can be scanned and emailed to The warranty does not cover lost rods, lost rod sections, intentional breakage, misuse, neglect, cosmetic wear or scratches. Warranty coverage for Winston blanks is limited to the blank only. The serial number for every Winston can be found in the script closest to the cork on the rod.

For all warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston. The rod owner agrees that Winston assumes no associated or ancillary liability due to use of the rod, including consequential or incidental damages. This guarantee gives you specific, limited legal rights. You may have additional rights under applicable state law.

Winston introduced the Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee in 1996. Only rods produced after this date, or older rods for which a warranty was purchased are eligible for the Guarantee. If you have a question about the eligibility of a specific rod, please contact us. The warranty is non-transferable and is good only for the lifetime of the original owner. Rods not covered under this guarantee include:

  • Used Winston rods not in the possession of the original owner
  • New Winston rods purchased from anyone other than an authorized Winston Dealer
  • Winston rods that have not been properly registered

Warranty Repair Service

For all warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston. Place the rod in its rod sock and tube. Put any broken sections loose in the tube alongside the rod sock, then package carefully and ship in a cardboard shipping box. Shipping can be via USPS, UPS or FedEx and we recommend insuring your repair rod shipment. All rods will be assessed in-house to determine repairability and fees based on classifications listed below. Please understand, due to material availability, some rods may no longer be repairable. Rest assured that we will do our best to repair your rod or provide a satisfactory upgrade option. Rods received without rod tubes are not guaranteed safe return shipping and will incur the Non-Warranty repair charge if broken upon return to the customer.

 Repair Fee Classification – Premium Rods Under Warranty:

 “Modern” (Serial # 175,000 & greater): $75     □ “Classic” (Serial # 100,000-175,000): $100

 “Vintage” (Serial # 100,000 & lower): $150     □ Non-Warranty Repair: $175

 Repair Fee Classification – Value Rods/Blanks Under Warranty:

 Repairable: $75                                 □ Non-Repairable/Replace: $100-$275

 Repair Fee Classification – Custom Built from Winston Blank Under Warranty:

 Blank Only: $75                                               □ Finished by Winston: $75/Section

 Please ship your rod to:           R.L. Winston Rod Company, Repair Department
                                              500 South Main St., (PO Box 411) Twin Bridges, MT 59754.

*International Shipping: Additional $50

We will send you a confirmation email when we receive your broken rod. We strive to return your repair you within 6 weeks of receipt. You will be emailed again when it is invoiced and shipped. If there is a delay with processing your rod, we will contact you.


Bamboo rods are covered against manufacturer’s defects for the life of the rod. The warranty is transferable. The cost of repair/replacement for items not covered under warranty are calculated on a per-piece basis. Costs do not include shipping.

  • Broken Tips: $275.00
  • Broken Mid-sections: $300.00
  • Broken Butt sections: $375.00
  • Total Rod Refurbishment*: $450.00

*Note: Total refurbishment includes a complete cleaning, re-wrapping of guides and re-setting with new varnish. This service does not include a new reel seat or grip.


  • New Reel seat: $85.00
  • New Grip and Reel Seat*: $210.00

*Note: A grip cannot be replaced without also replacing the reel seat.

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