R.L. WINSTON WT 8'6" 5wt.

SKU: RLW6651

Availability: In stock




Presenting Winston's 90th Anniversary Legacy Rods

2019 marks R.L. Winston Rod Company’s 90th Anniversary of building the world’s finest fly rods. To commemorate this event, Winston is very proud to re-introduce a series of special edition Legacy Rods, which includes four of our most revered models. Each Legacy Rod demonstrates our tradition of innovation and the famous “Winston Feel,” which have brought anglers back for their next Winston time after time.

The rods are hand-inscribed as special edition models and feature original specifications - including ferrule style, material and action. Our historic Winston Trophy label and unique uplocking nickel silver reel seat complete the definitive look.


Winston’s Most Popular 81/2’ 5-weight Rod

 Since 1975, when Winston first began working with graphite material, the 5-weight rod has been a key rod for the company, as it is smooth enough for delicate dry fly presentations, yet powerful enough for wind, nymphing, and small streamers. The most popular of all the Winston WT 5-weight models was the 8’6” 5 weight.

 This configuration was so balanced and smooth, that Joan Wulff chose this rod as her favorite. It’s delicate enough for the lightest of tippet, yet crisp and accurate to maintain line control at distances up to 60 feet. It’s light, lively, and fun to fish.

 If someone had to own one trout rod, the WT 8’6” 5 weight would be tough to top. After all, who would disagree with Joan Wulff?

ACTION: Medium-Fast

SECTIONS: 3-piece

FERRULES: Spigot Ferrule

MATERIAL: Graphite

REEL SEAT: Nickel Silver w/ figured Maple insert

APPLICATION: Versatile All Water Trout

SERIES YEARS: 2001 – 2011

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