R.L. Winston Air TH Rods

R.L. Winston


The Winston Air TH rods replaced the very popular Boron lll TH spey rods and are one of the smoothest yet powerful rods on the market. They thinned out the grip a little bit, updated the real seat, and added some new technology in the rod blank that makes this rod incredibly light and powerful. The Winston Air TH spey rod is setting new standards in modern spey rods. It is very rare to find rods that can do it all. Winston, with their Air TH, has produced a series of rods where the types of lines and casting styles do not affect the performance of the rod. They added a few new models to fit the needs of any spey caster. Whether you like full spey lines, Skagit heads and sink tips, or Scandi lines, and no matter what fish you are pursuing, there's a rod in the lineup for you.

Here is what Winston Has to Say about their Air TH Spey Rods

Our new Winston AIR TH rods redefine two-hand casting performance. Utilizing our SuperSilica resin system and Boron technology, these rods are unbelievably light, perfectly balanced, powerful, responsive, and just plain fun to fish.

Featuring a deep loading action with fast recovery rates, AIR TH models are ideal for any steelhead and salmon fishing application. They showcase adaptive and specified grain windows that are ideal for specific two-hand applications. In addition to the dialed grain windows, AIR TH models utilize smaller diameter grips to give anglers more feel and intuition during the cast.

AIR TH rods adjust to any casting style and preference by utilizing several standardized rod lengths across multiple grain windows. In the same way the 9’ rod length became the industry standard for a versatile single hand rod, we’ve dialed in our famous 13’3” lengths in 6, 7, and 8 weight grain windows to specify the perfect rod length across different applications.

Whether anglers prefer sustained anchor, touch and go, traditional, or mid belly techniques, Winston AIR TH rods support infinite casting styles, and offer unrivaled feel and performance across any two-hand casting application.

  • Advanced Boron III technology and supersilica resin, fast action
  • Very lightweight, powerful — can generate very high line speeds
  • The new standard in every category for Two-Handed performance
  • Winston-designed grip supports infinite hand placement with any casting style
  • Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, MT
Line: Length: Skagit Line* Scandi Line*
5wt 12' 390-420 360-390
6wt 12'6" 420-450 390-420
7wt 12'3" 510-525 440-480
7wt 13'3" 510-525 440-480
8wt 13'3" 540-570 510-540
8wt 14'6" 540-570 510-540
9wt 12'9" 570-600 520-540

*Grain Weight designations provided by Winston and should be used as a general guide and will vary based on different manufacturer’s line specifications, as well as each angler's casting style.