Microspey AIR 2, Winston’s next generation of rods for two-handed trout fishing
The Microspey AIR 2 provides overall lighter weight, faster recovery, better connection, and a sweeter feel. Anglers will notice extraordinary feedback through the cast and swing, increased line control, and unrivaled feel when fighting trout-sized fish. Featuring tighter grain windows, the Microspey AIR 2 allow for simple spey line selection and aligns with all industry-leading trout spey lines in Skagit, Scandi, and Traditional styles. The newly designed, ultra-thin diameter spey grip provides instant feedback through the casting stroke, resulting in fewer blown anchors, and more time shooting casts across the river. The new bottom grip is longer and provides anglers infinite ways to grip and control spey casts, while providing a slimmer profile compared to full size spey grips.
Finally, the Microspey AIR 2 features a new and beautiful burled maple reel seat, produced exclusively for Winston. The new reel seat utilizes double downlocking nickel silver rings and componentry for a timeless aesthetic. Microspey AIR 2 rods are available in three unique sizes for a variety of trout water. All rods come with a logo rod sock and a graphite rod tube. Made in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA.PERFORMANCE:
Winston achieved the ultimate two-hand trout performance with lighter overall blank weight and graphite recovery. From Snap T’s, Touch and Go, to Snake-rolls, unlock unmatched feel to present flies with any two-handed casting technique. The elongated bottom handle provides better grip across a wider variety of casting techniques.
Trout-centric componentry is used thoughtfully in the Microspey AIR 2. Aesthetics include a new and beautifully figured maple reel seat, down-locking nickel silver componentry with double lock rings, and newly designed Flor grade Microspey grip.
Utilizing all-new Microspey tapers and design, Winston created unbeatable presentation as the rods still provide unbelievable feel, yet have a crisper snap back when making the forward cast. Regardless if anglers cast heavier Skagit heads and sink tips, or swing Scandi heads with lighter leaders, the Microspey AIR 2 does it all.
- Medium-Fast Action with faster blank recovery for better control in wind and at distance.
- Boron III Technology in the grip-section, with AIR 2 S-2000 Graphite throughout all sections.
- Newly designed special Microspey 11” thin diameter fore-grip, with longer 4” bottom grip.
- TiCH finished stripper guide with nano plasma ring. Special chrome snake guides. Oversize tip-top.
- 4 Sections
- Premium Graphite Tube and Logo Rod Sock.
- Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA.
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MICROSPEY AIR 2 — 10’9” 2WT
The 2wt is the shortest model that is a sweet Scandi caster, yet is more than capable of launching heavier Skagit heads and sinking tips. This is a perfect small-river rod, or a bigger river stick when skating caddis, or presenting soft hackles. A 210 grain Skagit or a 180 grain Scandi is recommended. Add 8-10’ sinking or poly leaders that ring in the 80 grain range.
MICROSPEY AIR 2 — 11’3” 4WT
Built with extra-power for bigger casts and flies, the 11’3” 4wt is the perfect choice for big water fishing. This powerful rod is ready for aggressive Skagit heads, yet will handle longer lines utilizing touch-and-go techniques for ultra-smooth performance. A 300 grain Skagit or 275 Scandi, paired with 10’-12’ tips, are a sweet match for this amazing rod.
MICROSPEY AIR 2 — 11’ 3WT
The do-it-all member of the family. From flashy sculpins on the Missouri, to swinging tandem soft hackles of the West Branch of the Delaware, this 3wt is up for the task. Capable of both long and short casts, it also pairs well as a great indicator rod for stillwater applications. Line it with a 240 grain Skagit, or a 210 grain Scandi with 10’ of T-10 for sink tips.
NOTE: Microspey AIR 2 grain windows were determined primarily with Skagit and Scandi lines in trout specific sizes, from 12’ to 24’ in head length. While the published grain windows will accommodate most anglers, it’s important to note that it's encouraged to speak with our sales representative to best dial in the line combination that best matches casting style and desired fishing applications.
|Line||Length||Grip||Reel Seat||Grain Window|
|2wt||10'9"||11" thin diameter TH grip with new 4" bottom grip||Nickel silver hardware with figured maple insert & double downlocking rings||Skagit: 210|
Single Hand: 5/6wt
|3wt||11'||11" thin diameter TH grip with new 4" bottom grip||Nickel silver hardware with figured maple insert & double downlocking rings||Skagit: 250|
Single Hand: 6/7
|4wt||11'3"||11" thin diameter TH grip with new 4" bottom grip||Nickel silver hardware with figured maple insert & double downlocking rings||Skagit: 300|
Single Hand: 7/8