Winston Air Salt 8 Weight 9' 890
9' 8 weight fly rods have long been the choice for all around streamer fishing no matter whether it is salt, fresh, cold, or warmwater situations. The Air Salt 8 weight covers all the bases and checks all the boxes. Matchup this rod with the Rio Elite Flats Pro and have fun.
The Air Salt has a wonderfully subtle satin finish throughout the blank with deep gloss over thread wraps. Featuring a charcoal hard anodized aluminum reel seat, the Air Salt is finished with Winston detail and workhorse craftsmanship.
Notes - We prefer these rods for floating line applications where pickup is quick. They work with just about any taper out there and are awesome rods for sight fishing to any species. Darts. Bullseye. They are always a favorite on our Mexican bass trips as topwater sticks.
Lines - Saltwater - Rio Elite Flats Pro matches like flip flops and a flats skiff. These tapers allow the caster to seemingly push the envelope when throwing for distance and accuracy with typical flats flies.
Big Streamer Heat - There are a number of really good line choices for throwing big flies with the Air Salt, our favorite being the Rio Jungle during hot weather pursuits. It has a fluid taper that throws big flies easily and accurately. Available in a few sinking options, stick to the floater and the intermediate tip with this rod design.
Big Streamer All Purpose - The Elite Predator from Rio is our favorite streamer taper and throws effortlessly on the Air Salt. Stick with the floating here and your topwater setup is locked in.