Tackle week 2019: The year’s best new fly-fishing gear


Also interested in the latest conventional tackle? Check out 2019’s best new lures, rods and reels, accessories and electronics. And for the complete fishing gear round-up, see our epic omnibus story: 2019’s Top New Tackle.

Best Rod



Since 1929, Winston has been building very fine fly rods, and the Pure series continues the tradition. The 10 rods range from a seven-foot 2-weight up to a nine-foot 5-weight. Noted for being sweet to cast, the rods have a moderate, progressive action that makes them ideal for delicate trout presentations, such as dry flies and light nymphs. They’re also powerful enough to cast tight loops and punch out long lines.

Learn more: R.L. Winston Rod Co., 1-866-946-7637; www.winstonrods.com


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