The Winston Air Salt is a saltwater rod with a ton of power and versatility. With fast recovery speeds, incredible strength, and lightweight design, it’s easy to see why the Air is Winston’s most versatile fly rod series. The Air Salt handles short, quick casts well but can also fire longer casts to tailing Bonefish at 60+ feet. The blend of Boron III Tech and SuperSilica resins makes this rod one of the best in the saltwater fly rod market today.
Boron III Technology w/ SuperSilica Resin - Winston’s Boron III Technology has revolutionized fly rod strength and lightweight rod design. Boron is 5x stronger than steel, 2x stiffer than steel, and 25% stronger than other graphite rods. Boron also has increased impact resistance and overall rod stability. Boron blanks have smoother energy transfer, increased hook setting power, and improved casting accuracy. SuperSilica Resin adds quick recovery speeds and more liveliness.
Chrome Nanolite Stripping Guide - A chrome plated nanolite stripping guide keeps the Air Salt lightweight and allows any fly line to move through the rod effectively. The chrome nanolite guide holds up well to saltwater abuse.
Hard Chrome Titanium Colored Snake Guides - These snake guides improve the castability and accuracy of the Air Salt without adding unnecessary weight to the rod. They’re also saltwater safe.
Anodized Aluminum w/Double Uplocking Components - The reel seat on the Air Salt is made with durable anodized aluminum that sheds saltwater and resists corrosion. The double uplocking component anchors larger saltwater reels for improved performance. The Air Salt also has a high-quality cork grip with a durable fighting butt for optimal fish-fighting power.
Premium Graphite Rod Tube - Winston’s classic green graphite rod tube matches the blank color of the Air Salt. These tubes hold up well in all conditions and protect the rod during travel and transportation. The Air Salt also comes with a rod sock with an embroidered Winston logo.
Winston Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee - As of June 2019, Winston’s original owner guarantee covers every new Winston Boron/Graphite and Graphite fly rod against breakage or manufacturer defects. The rod owner must register the rod via warranty card or online. For all warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston.
Rod Action: Fast
Best for: Saltwater, Flats
Grip: Full Wells w/Fighting Butt
Ability Level: Beginner - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a saltwater specific line. Our favorite for tropical applications is: