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I'm thinking of getting this rod as my summer, back-up winter rod. What are your thoughts on:

-Action
-Casting
-Scandi or Skagit type rod (how does it handle longer lines?)

Just overall, how do you like it?

Never owned a Winston and just wanted to buy one, once in my life. But I don't like finicky, hard to cast type rods. I'm a smooth, let the rod work for you caster. If this fits that bill, I'm on board.
 

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Wow! No responses? :whoa:

Where are the Winston guys? :confused:

Avio :D
 

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Thanks Trident.

That was my thoughts, that it is a strong 6wt, that would work for winter steelhead as a back up, and be great for summer steel as my primary. I like an easy casting rod, and one that is not too picky on the lines. Your report makes it sound promising! Thanks.
 

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We have one in the boat for winters and not as a back up. Fish into the teens are not a problem. Awesome casting rod and so fun to fish.
 

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So I picked one up today. Tried it out with an 480gr Airflo skagit. It is a nice rod to cast. 480 felt good, might try a 450 or 510 to see what feels the best. I agree this is a strong rod for a 6wt! I don't think I will have any issues bringing in a bigboy on this rod.:cool:

Anyone else have a line recommendation?
 

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Good idea on grabing one!

450 skagit is what I like on it. Throws 12' of T11 no prob. Used 480 a few times on small rivers so it will just roll it over with a bit less effort.
 

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Good idea on grabing one!

450 skagit is what I like on it. Throws 12' of T11 no prob. Used 480 a few times on small rivers so it will just roll it over with a bit less effort.
Yeah I was leaning to the 450. The 480 felt a little sluggish. The 510 would probably load the stiff butt, but I would rather use a lighter line and cast more off the tip.
 

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Winston fans, where you are?

I own III TH-MS and I love it.
What can you say about it's big brother, Boron III TH? I didnt see any review of this rod on Youtube yet.

My primary DH rod is broken, so I need an a replacement.
Targeting atlantic salmon and sea-run browns, mostly on scandi lines and light tips, skagit occasionally too.
I'm leaning towards deep loading, not too stiff rods
 
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