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Old 11-21-2009, 10:15 PM
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I own a Winston Boron 2 t (BIIt).

It's a 9' 4wt 4 piece.

That and my Scott G2 9' 5wt 4 piece are my 2 favorite rods.

I've had the Winston for about 3 years now and it has been fished very hard. On average, I get about 150 or so days a year on the water and the Winston has been my go to rod since I bought it.

I broke one section (my fault). I called the guys at Winston told them straight up it was my fault and I would gladly pay for the repair. They told me to send it in and let them take a look. I shipped it to them with whatever the shipping and handling fee was (can't remember the cost). A couple weeks later a gentleman from Winston called me and told me they were fixing it under warranty. I told the guy it was my fault again and he said they were fixing it under warranty.

Can't beat that with a stick as far as I'm concerned.

The rod cast great with a 4wt Rio Gold line.

It's a moderate action. I wouldn't call it fast and I wouldn't call it slow. It loads nicely with just a foot or so of line out the tip (which is how I fish it on the smaller streams in the mountains) and when needed, it'll launch 60' plus of line out there when I'm fishing the warm water lakes.

I've caught a number of 18" plus bass on it, countelss bluegill and crappie and hundreds of trout ranging in size from 3" dinks to a 19" brown in Yellowsone.

This and my Scott G2 rods (a 5wt and a 3wt) have never let me down.

The winston is a "prettier" rod than the Scotts.

I guess you can count me in the "very pro" Winston BIIt camp.

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