The feature that we found most impressive with the Winston AIR Saltwater rod series was the ability to have fun casting at short distance as well as long. Too many saltwater rods are capable of casting in the wind to 75', but lack any finesse at close range! The AIR Saltwater seems to have closed the gap on distance versus touch.
Presenting the new Winston Saltwater AIR lightweight saltwater rods with Winston Boron III technology that are easy to cast. The new Saltwater AIR series is very light and allows for unprecedented fast recovery, for any length of cast.
Combining our proprietary SuperSilica lightweight resin system and Boron III material with modern progressive tapers, Winston Saltwater AIR rods deliver the celebrated Winston feel, along with balanced, fast graphite recovery rates, for incredible line speed and presentation, making them our most versatile rods in saltwater environments. What this means for anglers is faster mid-sections to dictate line control and easily manage windy conditions along with Boron III technology applied in the butt section for more lifting strength to fight and land fish quickly.
FAST IS SMOOTH AND SMOOTH IS EASY.
Advanced carbon fiber combined with our SuperSilica lightweight resin system to improve toughness and durability
A new light and fast big game rod series with extra power cast after cast, without fatigue
Quick recovery with Winston Progressive Action
New stealth matte Winston Green finish for flats stalking
Smaller guides hold the line closer to the rod shaft to give better control through the cast and presentation.
Boron III technology for increased fighting/lifting power and added energy
Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT
Winston AIR Saltwater Rod Specs
Saltwater AIR 6wt:This 9’ 6 weight utilizes a saltwater focused fast action for quick shots on calm days while wading the flats looking for tailing bones. A great sea-run cutthroat rod off the beach in the Pacific Northwest as well. These 6 weights have plenty of power for longer casts, but anglers will notice it’s the perfect choice for delicate presentations to spooky species like bonefish.
Saltwater AIR 7wt:Our 9’ 7 weight Saltwater Air has become the perfect all-round bonefish rod. With a taper that allows for minimal back casts and quick shots off the bow of the skiff, this rod will put crab, shrimp and baitfish patterns on target every time with minimal effort. Light in hand, and extremely responsive, these 7 weights are becoming the go-to for dedicated bonefish anglers worldwide.
Saltwater AIR 8wt:With a lighter swing weight, the 9’ 8 weight Saltwater Air was built for all day casting at a variety of saltwater species. From bonefish, redfish, stripers, snook, and various other species, this rod is up to the task. If you could own only one saltwater rod, this 9’ 8 weight would cover any standard saltwater application.
Saltwater AIR 9wt:An unbelievably light 9 weight that produces fast line speed with incredible accuracy. The perfect rod for feeding heavy crab patterns to picky permit. In addition to Permit, anglers will love these 9 weights for giant Hawaiian and Bahama bonefish, barracuda, baby tarpon in the mangroves, giant red fish, and stripers in the Northeast.
Saltwater AIR 10wt:With great power comes great fish. Use this smooth and powerful 10 weight for quick shots on Roosterfish, Sharks, blitzing GTs, and more delicate presentations to tarpon. This rod is responsive, easy to cast and built for those once-in-a-lifetime shots.
Saltwater AIR 11wt:The new standard for an all-around Tarpon rod. With a little more feel than a 12 weight, this 11 will make pinpoint presentations when a pack of silver kings are bearing down on the skiff.
Saltwater AIR 12wt:The ultimate Giant Tarpon rod. When sinking lines are needed for these big fish, this rod can make the presentation. With amazing lifting strength in the butt section, anglers can pull hard on these powerful fish. When an angler needs the most powerful rod for the most powerful of saltwater fish, this is a 12 weight that’s up for the task at hand.