"Since the very first moment that silver spoon touched my lips I knew that I would some day grow up to be a Winston Man."
One evening last December I received a phone call. The desperate voice on the other end of the line was asking me if I would like to get rid of the Vexilar unit he sold me last winter. He explained to me that he was low on cash but was willing to offer me his 3 weight Winston GVX Select fly rod in trade. I was online already so I quickly googled to check the value of the fly rod. "Sure sounds like a deal", I replied as I am always willing to help a friend in need.
The rod has sat in the back of my closet ever since. Today I decided to try it out.
Looking over it I noticed that I must have never taught Taylor the value of a nail knot as there was still a loopty loo connecting the leader and fly line.
Perfect nail knot every time with the tool.
Looks like a nice place to start fishing for the day. Winston Men choose their creeks wisely and are highly secretive. If you ask a Winston Man where he fishes he will likely lie and send you on a wild goose chase.
Upon arrival to the stream it was time to get a temperature reading. Winston Men always check the temperature before starting to fish. Eddie Rivard Fly Fishing has been working closely with Turnigy Power Systems out of Sandusky Ohio to develop a highly water resistant infrared thermometer. We are in the final stages of product development.
After making my first few casts with the Winston I knew how King Arthur must have felt the first time he held Excalibur. This rod was meant for me. I was indeed a Winston Man. Then I caught a Chub.