The old Winston bamboo shop was housed in the original R.L. Winston Rod Company building in downtown Twin Bridges. On May 7, 2017, a fire started at 3:00 in the morning, destroying the building and all its contents including bamboo rod inventory, machinery and raw materials. Despite this tragic loss, we have been determined to continue our 90-year commitment to the legacy of building the most beautiful, highest performing bamboo fly rods available.
R. L. Winston Fly Casting Instruction with Joan Wulff.
Japanese distributor, C&F, helped cement relationships with fly brands, Winston and Bauer, during a recent visit to the US company’s headquarters in Twin Bridges, Montana. C&F Manager, Takehiro Sasaki, was accompanied by filmmaker, Daisuke Taki, from Flyfisher Magazine to document the Winston/Bauer factory and to fish the company’s new PURE series of rods. […]
The Bauer Reel Company, which was acquired by R.L. Winston in 2016, has now relocated to Winston’s headquarters in Twin Bridges, Montana. The move is the latest in what has been a very eventful year for Winston on the eve of its 90th anniversary in 2019. Scott Forristall was appointed President and CEO in […]
The new smooth in Saltwater. Smooth and powerful. For Winston’s new Saltwater AIR series – fast is smooth and smooth is easy. The new Saltwater AIR series 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 AIR rods […]
Pure Feel. Pure Presentation. Pure Fun. Presenting the new Winston PURE light line series. For those who prefer to fish with a light touch. These moderate action rods feature a quick recovery that allows for open loops for fine dry fly presentation along with the ability to generate faster line speed for different conditions. The […]
Scott Forristall is the new President and CEO of the R.L. Winston Rod Company and Bauer Fly Reels, it was announced in early March. Foristall’s impressive CV includes time at prestigious brands including Eagle Claw, Johnson Outdoors and, most recently, Far Bank Enterprises. He has spent 25 years working in the fishing and outdoor markets […]
Jeff Wagner, General Manager of R.L. Winston Rod Company and Bauer Reels for fourteen months, has become a director at Smartwool, where he joins former Far Bank Enterprises CEO, Travis Campbell. Annette McLean, VP of Operations and Design at Winston, is currently the interim head of the Twin Bridges, Montana fly fishing company. She has been […]
Time to get serious. Winston experience in an innovative, streamlined design. The Kairos features a complete series of freshwater, saltwater, and Spey models. With a modern, fast action, the Kairos provides the perfect blend of speed and smoothness, allowing any angler to enjoy a wide variety of fishing applications. Kairos rods showcase a striking Clear […]
The R.L. Winston Rod Company and Bauer Fly Reels are delighted to announce that Jim Murphy, well known fly fishing industry leader, has moved from International Sales to Sales Manager for both companies. Jim has been a product and business developer in the fly market for over 25 years. He founded three brands: Redington, Albright […]