Winston Alpha+ Fly Rod series designed to up your game against the Alpha fish lurking in the shadows. Carnivorous trout, thrashing bass, toothy pike and musky, jungle species like peacock bass, golden dorado and arapaima, and huge saltwater species like Giant Trevally and Tarpon. Pure and simple, these rods are for any fish that require extra-large fishing tools no matter the water type.
With wicked fast action, ALPHA+ rods have been designed to cast aggressive rigs – including big flies, heavy lines, shooting heads and sinking tips. These rods will cast these big rigs further with minimal false casts and effort.
Built like none other. These game changing rods use unique features not found in any other series, like a designated grain window for each model to help anglers sort through the wide offering of over-weighted lines available on the market today. This helps eliminate the confusion associated with lines over-weighted by 1 or 2 line weights. Simply match a lines grain window to the appropriate Alpha model to suit your needs and fishing style
ALPHA+ rods are extra reinforced in the ferrule for ultimate lifting power, to turn fish away from heavy cover, and support all-day casting with big flies and fly lines.
ALPHA+ 5wt. 160-200 grain lines: Winston's fastest 9’ 5 weight, this rod is capable of turning over large dry-dropper rigs, trout sized streamers, and larger indicator rigs. Doubles as an excellent boat rod for it’s ability to handle heavier headed fly lines when the wind kicks up and faster recovery rate is needed to effectively cover water.
ALPHA+ 6wt. 200-240 grain lines: This rod was designed for meat eating trout and bass: think mice patterns in Kamchatka, full sink tips and double articulated bugs on the Yellowstone, fast pocket water in Patagonia, and poppers and divers in the mid-west. Also a great a choice for smaller Jungle species like piranha, payara, and others. If you’re a streamer junkie and searching for you next big bug stick, look no further than the ALPHA+ 6.
ALPHA+ 8wt. 280-330 grain lines. From silver salmon in Alaska, Peacock Bass in the Jungle, Stripers in the Northeast, and many other species, this power 8 weight will cast and lift any aggressive sinking line to get your flies in front of your home water’s most powerful fish.