Category Archives: Fly Rods

Dave gets a Red on his Helios 7wt

Dave gets a Red on his Helios 7wt Just heard from my buddy Dave down Punta Gorda way. Man, he is a fishing machine! Great angler. He sent me this picture of redfish he got on his new Orvis Helios … Continue reading

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Monster Deals at Wild Water Fly Fishing

Monster Deals at Wild Water Fly Fishing A few days ago my son purchased a fly rod outfit from Wild Water Fly Fishing. Friends it is a monster deal. And shows how the cost of fly gear is increasingly being … Continue reading

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A Winston Retro Rod: Part Two

A Winston Retro Rod: Part Two Ready to fling some fly line? Let’s cast the 8’, 3-piece, 4wt Retro rod. The line aboard will be a Cortland 444, DTF 4 with a 10-foot leader. Unfortunately, I do not have a … Continue reading

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A Winston Retro Rod: Part One

A Winston Retro Rod: Part One Lets look at  another Winston fiberglass fly rod. This time around its a 8′, 3 piece, 4wt Winston Retro Rod. The rod, seen below, was given to me by Winston around twenty years ago. … Continue reading

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A Winston Fiberglass 10wt Fly Rod

A Winston Fiberglass 10wt Fly Rod In my years on the water, fly rods have changed quite bit, in terms of construction, design, hardware, price, and above all performance. And nowhere are those changes more evident than in the salt. … Continue reading

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