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Winston’s new Alpha+ series is designed for the largest fish on earth. The rod’s extra-fast action helps deliver big flies and fight large fish. A fast-action tip and insanely strong butt section contribute to the rod’s ability to both propel large flies through heavy wind and lift big fish from their murky lies. The Alpha+ encourages incredible line speed and easy distance casting without carrying a lot of line in the air. These rods are beastly and, as Winston says, you’re going to need a bigger net.

Boron/Graphite Composite Materials - Winston’s use of Boron has revolutionized fly rod strength and lightweight rod design. Boron is 5x stronger than steel, 2x stiffer than steel, and 25% stronger than other graphite rods. Boron also has increased impact resistance and overall rod stability. Boron blanks have smoother energy transfer, increased hook setting power, and improved casting accuracy. The Alpha+ Series is a blend of high-performance boron and composite materials to create a technical super-fast action rod blank.

Chrome Nanolite Stripping Guide - A chrome-plated nanolite stripping guide keeps the Alpha+ lightweight and allows any fly line to move through the rod effectively. The chrome nanolite guide holds up well to saltwater abuse.

Hard Chrome Over-Sized Snake Guides - These oversized snake guides improve the castability and accuracy of the Alpha+ without adding unnecessary weight to the rod. They’re also saltwater safe and accommodate the largest saltwater fly lines.
Reel Seat

Anodized Aluminum w/Double Uplocking Components - The reel seat on the Alpha+ is made with durable anodized aluminum that sheds saltwater and resists corrosion. The double uplocking component anchors larger saltwater reels for improved performance. The Alpha+ also has a high-quality cork grip with a durable fighting butt for optimal fish-fighting power.
Rod Tube

Premium Graphite Rod Tube - Winston’s classic green graphite rod tube matches the blank color of the Alpha+. These tubes hold up well in all conditions and protect the rod during travel and transportation. The Alpha+ also comes with a signature plus logo tech rod sock with an embroidered Winston logo.

Winston Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee - As of June 2019, Winston’s original owner guarantee covers every new Winston Boron/Graphite and Graphite fly rod against breakage or manufacturer defects. The rod owner must register the rod via a warranty card or online. For all warranty work, the entire rod must be returned to Winston.  
More Info

Rod Action: Fast 

Best for: Saltwater, Flats

Grip (7wt - 12wt): Full Wells w/Fighting Butt

Ability Level: Advanced - Expert (learn more)
Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a saltwater line on the larger rod models. Our favorite for all water applications is:
Rio InTouch Outbound Short Fly Line

Winston Alpha + 8WT Fly Rod

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