Winston Air TH Premium Spey Outfit

R.L. Winston

$1,799.99 

We've paired the new Winston Air TH with one of the most popular Spey reels of all time, the Hardy Bougle. This is a premium rod and reel outfit for the advanced angler or someone looking for the best of the best, but it certainly would be good in any Spey casters hands. We've packaged this outfit with an Airflo Ridge Running Line and an Airflo Rage Compact shooting head. The appropriately sized shooting head and running line is included with each package (see below for details on each package). The reel will come fully loaded with backing, and we've also included a RIO MOW Kit as well as a RIO Steelhead/Salmon 6' Leader.

Pacific Fly Fishers is the closest fly shop to the famous Skagit, Skykomish and Stillaguamish rivers. We know Switch and Spey rods, lines and reels better than most fly shops because we use them all year long. We guarantee that your new Spey outfit is professionally selected and professionally rigged when it reaches your door. Put a fly on your leader and you'll be ready to fish with these completely packaged outfits. No more guessing and buying the wrong line sizes. We've taken all the guess work out of the equation.

If you would like to customize your package with a different line, different reel, etc, please let us know. We are happy to make substitutions and will adjust the price accordingly. Email, call, or indicate your substitution preferences in the comment box when placing your order online.

Items included in this package

  • Winston Air TH Spey Rods
  • R.L. Winston Air TH Spey Rods

    The New Winston Air TH series of rods are absolutely stunning. Redesigned for 2019, the new Air TH series rods utilize Winston's SuperSilica resin and Boron technology to create an unbelievably light, perfectly balanced, powerful rod with tons of feel. These rods load deep but have incredibly fast recovery. They can definitely handle heavy tips and big flies, but are an absolute dream with touch and go style casts and traditional or smaller flies. Winston added a few new rod models to suit the style of any two handed angler. We are offering every model in the lineup from the 5120-4(12' 0" 5wt)  to the 8146-4 (14' 6" 8wt) to cover your heavy trout spey or light summer steelhead applications to your BC winter steelheading or Alaska Salmon. More info

  • Hardy Bougle Spey Fly Fishing Reels 4"
  • Hardy Bougle Reel

    The Hardy Bougle reel made in Alnwick England is a beautiful spey reel that was first designed in 1903 and was revised in 2013 as their best version yet. The Bougle is a click pawl reel with a sweet sounding wide ranging click check system. We are offering the 3.5" Bougle on the 5120-4 (12' 0" 5wt) and the 4" on the heavier models. They have a wide spool which allows for a ton of backing and line capacity, come with a very nice soft leather, sheepskin lined reel pouch, and balance perfectly on the new Winston Air TH spey rods. The Hardy Bougle reels are beautiful, sound great, and are perfect for steelhead and salmon.  More info.

  • Airflo Rage Compact Spey Head, Line
  • Airflo Rage Compact 

    We've packaged the Air TH rods with the Airflo Rage Compact shooting head developed by Tom Larimer, which is a bit of a hybrid line somewhere between a skagit and a scandi. The Rage is one of our favorites lines at the shop for its diversity and ability to drive a long cast in the heaviest winds. It fishes great with a floating tip, and can definitely handle sink tips and moderately sized salmon and steelhead flies or big streamers for those looking to take their two handed game into the trout world. They cast amazingly on the Air Th rods, with a rear taper that helps load rods quickly and a compact length, these lines can be fished just about anywhere and in any situation.  More info.

  • RIO MOW Tip Kits

    Included in the Winston Air TH premium spey outfit is a RIO MOW tip kit that includes 6 different tips, from floating to 12' sink tips in either T-8 or T-11. For the 5 and 6 weight models we've paired them with the light MOW tip kits (T-8), and the 7 and 8 weight models will come with the Medium MOW tip kits (T-11). These tip kits are great because there's a tip in there for every situation. They come nicely organized in a RIO leader wallet that easily fits in most wading jacket pockets so you're always ready for any situation on the river. With this kit you get the following: More info.

  • Airflo Ridge Running Line

    Airflo Ridge Running Lines are super popular and get our vote for the best running lines on the market. They feature a low-stretch core for positive hooks sets even when fishing long casts. Their ridged texture shoots through the guides with ease but is barely noticeable in the hand. Ridge Running Lines also tangle less frequently than other running lines and have excellent durability. More info.

  • Scientific Anglers Backing

    Scientific Anglers' backing is very thin, highly durable and the colors are colorfast. We've been using it for years on everything from trout to billfish and haven't run into a single inconsistency. Your outfit will come with the perfect amount backing already loaded onto the reel and attached to your line. We only use the best knots to rig your setup. We use the Albright Knot with a lock then sealed with glue to connect your backing to your running line. We generally choose a backing color that contrasts your other lines. Let us know if you would prefer a certain color option for your backing. The choices are yellow, orange or white. More info.

  • RIO Steelhead & Salmon Leader - 6-foot

    RIO's Steelhead and Salmon Leaders are perfectly designed for anadromous species such as steelhead and salmon along with being able to turn over any streamer your rod can handle. Its clear, non-glare finish disappears in all water conditions. Its knotless taper has a thicker butt section and uses a slightly stiffer copolymer for abrasion-resistance and for turning over larger flies. The leader already comes with a perfection knot on the butt of the leader and will come in the package already attached to a sink-tip on your reel. Just add fly and go fishing! More info.

Choose from the following models

Winston Air TH 5120-4 with Hardy Bougle 3.5" Reel

The Winston Air TH 5120-4 is a light spey rod that would be a great choice to take up to Alaska for big rainbows, or for summer steelhead on rivers like the Rogue, Klamath, and the Grande Ronde to name a few, where the average fish is usually under ten pounds. This rod hucks big streamers to the far bank all day and is a awesome little summer steelhead scandi rod.

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 5120-4 -- 12'0" 5wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 3.5"
  • Line: Airflo Rage Compact -- 390 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 20 lb. - Yellow
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Light
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 20 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 10 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2012.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99

Winston Air TH 6116-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

The Winston Air TH 6116-4 is a nice little summer steelhead rod for small to medium sized rivers, or for anyone who is looking to do a little nymphing with their two hander. The 11' 6" length is great in tight casting situations, where you have overhanging trees or high banks where D-loop space is limited. 

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 6116-4 11' 6" 6wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
  • Line: Airflo Rage Compact -- 420 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 10 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2062.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99

Winston Air TH 6126-4 with Hardy Bougle 4"Reel

The Winston Air TH 6126-4 is one of, if not the most popular summer steelhead rods out there. The 12' 6" length is perfect for just about any west coast river. Its got the length to reach out on bigger rivers, but it isn't too long that it would feel cumbersome on smaller streams. The 6126-4 casts like a rocket and is our ideal choice for a summer steelhead rod. 

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 6126-4 12' 6" 6wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
  • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 450 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange 
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Orange Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 10 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2062.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99

Winston Air TH 6133-4 with Hardy Bougle 4"Reel

The Winston Air TH 6133-4 is a new length for the 6wt for 2019. The 7133 was one of Winston's most iconic rods of all time and now they offer the 6wt in the vaunted 13' 3" length, which summer steelheader's that fish big water are ecstatic about.

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 6133-4 13' 3" 6wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
  • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 450 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 10 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2062.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99

Winston Air TH 7123-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

The Winston Air TH 7123 fits right at home on our coastal rivers like the Bogachiel, Sol Duc, Skykomish or Sauk. The 7123 feels a bit faster than the vaunted 7133 and excels with heavy tips and big flies, but also makes a good choice for a summer steelhead rod. This would be a good choice when you need to deliver a decent sized fly but don't have a lot room to form a D-loop.

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 7123-4 12' 3" 7wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
  • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 510 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium.
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 10 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2062.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99

Winston Air TH 7133-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

The Winston Air TH 7133 is probably the most popular model in the Air TH lineup. If you were to only have one two handed rod for all of your steelhead needs, this is the one! Popular as a perfect summer steelhead rod and powerful enough to cover all of your winter steelheading. This rod will find playing time up north on rivers like the Kispiox and Bulkley, Keanai, to the Washington and Oregon coast. 

  • Rod: Winston Air TH 7133-4 13' 3" 7wt 4-piece
  • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
  • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 510 grain
  • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
  • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
  • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
  • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 12 lb. Leader
  • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
  • Regular Price: $2062.97
  • Special Package Price: $1799.99


    Winston Air TH 8123-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

    The Winston Air TH 8123 is a great rod for those big fish on the OP that can often be found in tight drainage's like the famed Sol Duc. We can also see this becoming one our customers favorites for chasing winter run steelhead on the Skykomish, Skagit and Sauk rivers, where heavy sink tips and big flies are often the name of the game. But if you like to cast and strip, or swing flies for salmon on small to mid sized rivers , this would also be a great rod for that.

    • Rod: Winston Air TH 8123-4 12' 3" 8wt 4-piece
    • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
    • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 540 grain
    • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
    • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
    • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
    • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 12 lb. Leader
    • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
    • Regular Price: $2062.97
    • Special Package Price: $1799.99

    Winston Air TH 8133-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

    The Winston Air TH 8133 is going to be the go to winter steelhead/salmon rod from the Oergon coast to Alaska and BC. This rod excels with long sink tips and Skagit heads. Made for bigger water than its little brother the 8123, this rod is a cannon and has no problem throwing half a chicken to the far bank, and plenty of power to handle some very large fish.

    • Rod: Winston Air TH 8133-4 13' 3" 8wt 4-piece
    • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
    • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 540 grain
    • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
    • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
    • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
    • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 12 lb. Leader
    • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
    • Regular Price: $2062.97
    • Special Package Price: $1799.99

    Winston Air TH 8146-4 with Hardy Bougle 4" Reel

    The Winston Air TH 8146 is the big boy out of the three 8 weights. If you've got a special trip to chase Atlantic Salmon, then look no further than the 8146. Made for big water, big fish, and big flies, the 8146 can handle just about anything you can throw at it. If you're heading BC to fish the Thompson, or over to Idaho for the famed Clearwater, you might want to seriously consider the 8146 for the extra length and power, to cover those big runs. 

    • Rod: Winston Air TH 8146-4 14' 6" 8wt 4-piece
    • Reel: Hardy Bougle 4"
    • Head: Airflo Rage Compact -- 570 grain
    • Running Line: Airflo Ridge - 30 lb. - Orange
    • Tips: RIO MOW Tip Kit - Medium
    • Backing: Scientific Anglers 30 lb. Yellow Backing
    • Leader: RIO Sal/Steel 6ft 12 lb. Leader
    • Rigging: Your outfit will arrive ready to fish!
    • Regular Price: $2062.97
    • Special Package Price: $1799.99