Winston Boron AIR 2 Freshwater Fly Rods - Lighter than AIR
Meet 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...trust the versatile Boron AIR 2.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 only one required to do the job.
New Carbon Fiber Material – Introducing S-2000, a new high modulus graphite. Redington employs S-2000, a new next generation high modulus carbon fiber material with a higher strain rate. While also using a new Boron configuration in the butt section, all four sections of the Boron AIR 2 freshwater rods use the new S-2000 high modulus graphite. New graphite and resin combination provide greater strength per part, allows for reduction of overall material, thereby reducing weight and generating a quick, smooth, new modern feel.
New Boron Configuration - A new Boron configuration for enhanced power and energy transfer. After many years Redington has 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 so amazing.
New Custom Resin – Redington's new Custom HSR Resin formula means less weight and more strength. In addition to being significantly lighter and more responsive, new Custom HSR (High Strain Rate) resin provides an even faster recovery rate. All 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. This new Custom HSR Resin adds to that modern feel, is more durable, provides greater part strength and less weight.
New Snake Guides – these 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, 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.
• S-2000 a next generation high modulus graphite material for faster recovery speed and smoothness.
• Boron Configuration for enhanced power and energy transfer.
• 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.
• 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
WEIGHTS: 3 thru 6wt.
GUIDES: Light wire Hard Chrome ECO Slick Coating Shooting Guides
REEL SEAT: Uplocking Nickel Silver with Burled Wood inse
- LT rods
- Air 2
- legacy rod
Winston Air 2 #6
Like being reunited with an old friend. Air 2 delicate but got that boogie if you need it.
Winston Air 2
Casts like a 5 wt but handles a 6wt line easily. Lightweight, balanced, soft tip but has enough backbone.
I bought this for my son as a special gift. I have a few other Winstons and have long loved their quality and “action”. The Air 2 represents the finest tradition of RL Winston with the latest technology in material. This rod is incredible light and responsive. It is much thinner in diameter than my traditional LT rods. The touch and feel would do well with tight line fishing. The casting is literally “point and shoot”. It has plenty of power with lightness in the hands, creating the classic Winston action. This is a legacy rod for the company and an heirloom for the owner...