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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-16-2015, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
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Winston 3106 & 4110 Revisited

When these rods were introduced last year, my initial impression of the 3wt was positive and the 4wt was rather negative.

A new delivery has arrived and I did a second test drive.

The 3106 is very nice with a Scandi 240gr, smooth casting with good distance.

The 4110 has evolved with a redesigned blank or unexplained improvements. It is great casting with a Scandi 270gr,,, a pleasant surprise from last year.

Both rods do not generate the line speed obtained from the new Sage Trout Spey rods however, distance is not the most important factor for smaller flies.

I did not test cast the rods with the new ultra short Skagit lines from RIO and OPST.

Both of these Winston rods are lower in price than the comparable rods from Sage and Thomas & Thomas, a good value for a USA made product.
IMHO they are mislabeled as "Micro Spey" which to me indicates under 200gr Scandi lines and shorter than 10ft.

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The 4110 has evolved with a redesigned blank or unexplained improvements. It is great casting with a Scandi 270gr,,, a pleasant surprise from last year.
Man, I am happy to hear this. Based on your past review, I had quite a bit of apprehension when I picked up a 4110 last month. A particular bad rod? Redesign?

I've really liked this rod, with the 240gr Airflo Switch (I'll likely order the 270gr), a DT7, and Rio's new Trout Skagit in 250gr and a T-8 MOW. It just has a nice feel to it all the way around.

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Great to hear the RIO Skagit Trout 250gr works on the Winston 4110.
That combination is excellent with any Light or Medium MOW tips on my Sage 3110 Trout Spey.

Do not take any online review too seriously,,, it is more of personal opinion and the individual's casting style.

The Winston 4110 I cast last year had a strange secondary tip bounce that gave the outgoing line distinct waves. Several experienced Spey casters noted the same effect. The new rod was completely free of that over flex bounce and is a very nice rod.

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