FedEx. The next Tuesday, I received notice the rod was received. The rod with new tip was back to me by that next Friday. Hey, that's only 8 days! I fished with the rod the following Tuesday. I do not believe you would receive that kind of service from any the other fly rod companies listed above. As a matter of fact, I know first hand it is usually closer to a month. For me, that is 1/4 TH of my ENTIRE trout fishing season.
I had actually broken one of their rods once before and had a similar experience. That particular time I was close to my annual trip from eastern WA to the Big Horn River in south central Montana. So, I decided to personally take the rod to Winston in Twin Bridges, MT. (See Below). They have a very nice, fairly small facility on the north side of town only about 30 minutes north of I-90. Go visit them on your next trip fly fishing in Montana and while you are there, you might as well spend the night and fish the Jefferson River. I did just that and had a great time. Even caught some trout.
RL Winston is a truly GREAT fly rod company with wonderful service and a very courteous and friendly staff. Try one of their rods. You will not be disappointed.
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R.L. Winston Rod Company
500 South Main Street
P.O. Box 411
Twin Bridges, Montana 59754
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
"Whether you’re fishing near Twin Bridges, Montana or just passing through, we urge you to stop by Winston and say “hello.” We offer factory tours at 11 a.m., Monday through Friday. You’ll also find a museum dedicated to the history of the company, a casting lawn if you’d like to try out a rod, plus hats, t-shirts and other accessories for sale." So says their website homepage.
Hard takes, tight lines and huge trout on your RL Winston fly rod.
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