Winston Nexus Fly Rod

The all new Winston Nexus replaces the much loved Passport and VSL and brings them back to Twin Bridges with classic Winston finishing at a great price.

  • New innovative rod action.
  • Combines legendary "Winston Action" with faster tapers through lower half of the rod.
  • "All-Around" rods able to generate line speeds to handle a range of wind conditions and fly sizes.
  • New 100% high modulus faster taper graphite fly rods providing significant material savings from our top-of-the-line high performance Boron III rods.
  • Lightweight, smooth-casting and powerful. Feels light in the hand.
  • Made in Twin Bridges using the finest parts from the U.S. and around the world. Beautiful deep-black finish, hand inscribed.
  • Comes in embroidered lightweight rod bag
  • Matching deep-black finish on lightweight aluminum tube with embossed Winston logo and brilliant gold cap and collar.

  • Action: Fast
  • Grip: Cigar on 3wt.-6wt., Full Wells with fighting butt on 8wt.
  • Color: Deep black
  • Guides: Chrome nanolite stripper guide and chrome plated snake guides
  • Reel Seat(s): Anodized silver aluminum with light amber wood insert on 3wt.-6wt., anodized aluminum with fighting butt on 7wt-12wt.
  • Storage: Deep-black powder coated aluminum rod tube with logo tech rod sock
  • Rod Weights: 3wt.-12wt.

Winston Nexus Fly Rod 1

The Winston Nexus is Winston's revolutionary new light all-graphite smooth action, premium rod series. These fantastic new high performance deep-black fly rods redefine the high modulus all-graphite rod category with an innovative new fast action combining Winston's legendary ultra-smooth 'Winston Action' with more modern, faster tapers.

The new Winston Nexus is a full series (3-weight through 12-weight) of exceptionally beautiful, smooth-casting "all-around" fly rods utilizing a new design to handle a range of conditions with faster tapers, especially through the lower half of the rod. They are a joy to cast, can generate added power when needed, and are made to Winston's extremely high standards of beauty and craftsmanship in Twin Bridges, Montana.

Because they are made with 100% graphite, without the significant added expense of Boron III, we can offer anglers the opportunity to own these incredible, smooth-casting fast-action premium Winston fly rods at an attractive savings from our top-of-the-line high performance Boron III rods.

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Winston Nexus Fly Rod Reviews

Fast and Accurate Review by Paul
Posted on 11/9/15
The speed of action on this rod was quicker than I expected out of a Winston, and it was welcome. I have the 6wt. Tight loops, accurate casts and plenty of power. I tested 20 some rods before selecting this rod in all price points. This rod out performed them all even those that were several hundred $$$ more. Congrats to Winston for designing an amazing fast action rod at such a moderate price point.
A great rod at a good price point Review by StripStrike
Posted on 10/14/14
I purchased this rod at Trident using the trade in/up program. I am very happy with the transaction.

Here's the skinny on the Nexus 9' 4-weight.
This is not the the GVX reformulated (a great rod in its own right). This rod feels much lighter and faster. I've fished it twice since my purchase and I am impressed with its performance. The rods is capable of launching small buggers and double nymph rigs with ease. At times I pushed it, half expecting the loop to collapse but it didn't let me down. I landed several browns and brook trout ranging from 12" to 18" and the rod handled them well. As far as the build goes what can I say? It's a Winston, top notch with the exception of the cork. I would say the cork is better than some of the other premium rods but not quite as good as the more expensive Winston models. I will purchase the five weight in the future.

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Model Handle Length Line Weight Action Weight Price  
Winston Nexus 376-4 Cigar 7'6'' 3 Fast $475.00
Winston Nexus 376-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 386-4 Cigar 8'6'' 3 Fast $475.00
Winston Nexus 386-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 480-4 Cigar 8' 4 Fast $475.00
Winston Nexus 480-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 486-4 Cigar 8'6'' 4 Fast $475.00
Winston Nexus 486-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 490-4 Cigar 9' 4 Fast $475.00
Winston Nexus 490-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 586-4 Cigar 8'6'' 5 Fast $485.00
Winston Nexus 586-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 590-4 Cigar 9' 5 Fast $485.00
Winston Nexus 590-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 596-4 Cigar 9'6'' 5 Fast $485.00
Winston Nexus 596-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 690-4 Cigar 9' 6 Fast $485.00
Winston Nexus 690-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 696-4 Cigar 9'6'' 6 Fast $485.00
Winston Nexus 696-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 790-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 7 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 790-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 796-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9'6'' 7 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 796-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 890-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 8 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 890-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 896-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9'6'' 8 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 896-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 990-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 9 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 990-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 1090-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 10 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 1090-4 Fly Rod
Winston Nexus 1290-4 Full Wells w/Fighting Butt 9' 12 Fast $495.00
Winston Nexus 1290-4 Fly Rod
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