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R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod
R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod

R.L. Winston

R.L. Winston Air 2 Max Fly Rod

$ 1,245.00

SKU 37270
8'6" 6wt
9'0" 6wt
8'6" 7wt
9'0" 7wt
8'6" 8wt
9'0" 8wt
8'6" 9wt
9'0" 9wt
9'0" 10wt
9'0" 11wt
9'0" 12wt

Utilizing award-winning materials in conjunction with the fastest and most powerful graphite tapers to date, Winston's new AIR 2 Max series optimizes performance in saltwater, warmwater, and large freshwater fishing applications across the globe.

Winston left everything on the water with their new big-game rods. The easy power, laser beam loops and featherweight of the new AIR 2 Max will break your brain. Cast in the parking lot all you want, but where these rods excel is on the water, with fish tailing in front of you. We had the opportunity to take several models to Christmas Island recently and WOW, did they perform. From quick and accurate shots at bonefish, to delicate presentations to wary triggerfish, to firing streamers at trevally, these rods continually impressed us.

Each model has been meticulously tuned for accuracy, lifting strength, and line speed, boasting the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any rod Winston has ever made. The AIR 2 Max series are powerful without effecting castability and remaining incredibly light in-hand. Proprietary AIR 2 and Boron materials create unprecedented feel, power, tracking, recovery, and lightweight performance – truly redefining fast-action performance for any saltwater and big-game application worldwide.

THE AIR 2 MAX. Been there. Caught that.


  • ACTION: Very Fast.
  • GRIP : 7″ full wells grip on 6-10wts. 8″ full wells grip on 11-12wts. Premium Flor Grade Cork.
  • REEL SEAT: Silver lightweight anodized aluminum. Barrell engraved with Green Script logo. Double uplocking aluminum rings. 1 ½” Fighting Butt on 6-10wts, 2 ½” Fighting Butt on 11-12wts.
  • STRIPPING GUIDES: Cerecoil hard titanium construction with high flexibility and Ceramic insert.
  • SNAKE GUIDES: Recoil saltwater snake guides with hard titanium finish and high flexibility.
  • STORAGE: Premium Graphite Tube and Logo Rod Sock.
  • MANUFACTURED: Designed and Handcrafted in Twin Bridges, Montana, USA. Fished around the world.


  • The AIR 2 Max features our award-winning AIR 2 and Boron materials, showcasing our highest strength-to-weight ratio and fastest recovery action to date in a fly rod. These materials allow for unprecedented lifting strength, exact tracking, crisp recovery, and lightweight performance – perfect for any saltwater or big-game application anywhere in the world.


  • The AIR 2 Max utilizes unique Cerecoil hard-titanium stripping guides. They are extremely flexible when stuffed into boat gunnels or tight spots. and use a ceramic insert that is incredibly slick, generating extremely high line speeds. This means achieving more distance with less effort, fewer backcasts, incredible line shooting, and unmatched durability.
  • To compliment the stripping guides, AIR 2 Max rods use Recoil hard-titanium saltwater snake guides, that are saltwater safe, stronger, lighter, and extremely flexible. These snake guides shoot line effortlessly, for fast shots with big flies.
  • The AIR 2 Max features a new universal flor-grade grip with low swells and short flares to provide anglers of various hand shapes and grip styles a variety of grip options. This aids in overall feel, line control and comfort when fighting the world’s largest fish.