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  • #1295

    Dry Fly Guy
    Keymaster

    There’s a new green stick on the market:  The Winston BIII LS has officially replaced the BIIt. (Click here for Winston’s Web-Page)  Sizes/Weights range from a 7′-0″ 2wt to a 9′-0″ 5 weight.  The reel seat comes in two varieties, a skeletal aluminum over graphite insert (new for Winston), or the traditional Winston seat (N/S with burled wood insert).

    I was (am) a big fan of the BIIt rods, and would like to give one (or two, or three…) of these a cast.  Anyone had a chance to cast them yet?

    ~ DFG

    #1297

    Dark Waters
    Participant

    Not happy with Winston dumping their forum and telling people to join them on facebook. (Yes, they just joined facebook this year) Though before that happened, I already started replacing my Winston’s with the Scott G2. Of all the rods I’ve tried I prefer the G2 over ALL of them and I find them to be excellent dry fly rods.

    #1322

    Creek
    Participant

    I used to hang out on the Winston forum. That’s a bit of a kick in the face for Winston to close it. Then again Winston lost me when they started to put boron in their rods. The old IM6 rods were the sweethearts.

    #1328

    rsagebrush
    Participant

    Well that may be unfortunate. I liked the BiiT soo much I sold off most of my WT’s as they had a much smoother action. I think it was Sam’s best effort with Winston.
    But maybe the new ones are nice, but I think I will be happy with my Biit’s for quite a while.

    #1340

    Jasonbu
    Participant

    Also a fan of the BIIT line and sad to hear they are gone. The IIt lineup was quite diverse, I wonder if this new replacement line will be similar in that respect or basically the same action in different lengths & line weights? I’m ready to cast a few of them!

    Jb

    #1349

    Dark Waters
    Participant

    They sound more like another b2x, medium fast with high line speed.

    #1377

    JoeFriday
    Participant

    Just for the record, a few members of the Winston forum started up a Yahoo Group, which can be found here…

    http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/winstonrods/info

    It’s just getting started so don’t expect much yet. But the more people we bring over, the better it’ll be!

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