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Winston VSL Rods

The VSL is a fast action graphite rod series that is smooth casting and light in hand. This series is also powerful, lively and capable of generating incredible line speed. With a broad casting range, these all-purpose rods will easily match any fishing conditions. This original Winston design promotes effortless long casts, accurate presentations and reserved power for big flies and windy days. Built with the same commitment to excellence as all Winston rods, the VSL meets the demands of value-minded anglers who deserve the best.


Handle:
  • 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt - Cigar
  • 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt - Full Wells

  • Reel Seat:
  • 3wt, 4wt, 5wt, 6wt - Nickel Silver Uplock with wood insert
  • 7wt, 8wt, 9wt, 10wt - Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum with 1" EVA/Cork fighting butt

  • Action: Fast
    Sections: 4
    Color: Olive Gold
    Guides: Chrome nanolite stripper guide and chrome plated snake guides
    Storage: Powder coated aluminum rod tube with rod sock

    Rod Highlights
    ~ Graphite design
    ~ Strong and dependable
    ~ Responsive and deadly accurate
    ~ Proprietary design that promotes effortless long casts, accurate presentations and reserved power for big flies and windy days
    ~ Ideal selection for almost any type of angling challenge
    ~ Designed in Twin Bridges, Montana USA


    Winston VSL 3-weight 7'6"
    $319.00
    Weight: 2 9/10 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    This shorter length rod is perfect for fishing streams and spring creeks with small and medium-sized flies.

    Winston VSL 4-weight 8'
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    These rods can handle bigger flies, weighted patterns, as well as a fair amount of wind.

    Winston VSL 4-weight 8'6"
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    These rods can handle bigger flies, weighted patterns, as well as a fair amount of wind.

    Winston VSL 4-weight 9'
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 1/10 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    These rods can handle bigger flies, weighted patterns, as well as a fair amount of wind.

    Winston VSL 5-weight 7'6"
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    If they could own one rod, most trout anglers would buy a 5-weight. Versatile rods that will cast everything from tiny dries to streamers.

    Winston VSL 5-weight 8'6"
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 3/10 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    If they could own one rod, most trout anglers would buy a 5-weight. Versatile rods that will cast everything from tiny dries to streamers.

    Winston VSL 5-weight 9'
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 3/10 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    If they could own one rod, most trout anglers would buy a 5-weight. Versatile rods that will cast everything from tiny dries to streamers.

    Winston VSL 6-weight 9'
    $319.00
    Weight: 3 2/5 oz.
    Handle: Cigar
    Reel Seat: Nickel Plated Brass Uplock with Bloodwood insert
    A rod for larger trout, nymphs, and streamers. Great for floating and sinking lines.

    Winston VSL 7-weight 9'
    $328.00
    Weight: 4 1/2 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    Great big water, big fish streamer rods. The 10’ is a longer rod for steelhead and salmon.

    Winston VSL 7-weight 10'
    $328.00
    Weight: 4 7/10 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    Great big water, big fish streamer rods. The 10’ is a longer rod for steelhead and salmon.

    Winston VSL 8-weight 9'
    $328.00
    Weight: 4 1/2 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    Whether you’re after salmon, steelhead, or a saltwater species like bonefish, this rod will meet your needs.

    Winston VSL 8-weight 9'6"
    $328.00
    Weight: 4 7/10 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    Whether you're after salmon, steelhead or a saltwater species like bonefish, this rod will meet your needs.

    Winston VSL 9-weight 9'
    $328.00
    Weight: 4 7/10 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    Designed with stripers in mind, this rod is also terrific for hard-fighting fish like snook and large redfish.

    Winston VSL 10-weight 9'
    $328.00
    Weight: 5 3/10 oz.
    Handle: Full Wells
    Reel Seat: Nickel Silver Anodized Aluminum Uplock with 1" EVA/cork fighting butt
    The Vapor for such species as jack crevalle, permit, and cobia. A great choice for big fall-run stripers as well.

    Winston Two-Handed VSL 6/7-weight 12'6"
    $439.00
    Weight: 7 3/4 oz.
    Reel Seat: Anodized Aluminum Uplock
    This lightweight, fast action rod is a great choice for skating dry flies to steelhead or when fishing for larger trout like sea-run browns.

    Winston Two-Handed VSL 8/9-weight 14'
    $439.00
    Weight: 9 1/2 oz.
    Reel Seat: Anodized Aluminum Uplock
    An all-around rod that will handle larger water. Whether you’re going after salon on the Restigouche or steelhead on the Thompson, this rod will be up to the task.