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Old 03-07-2013, 12:49 PM
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Default Casting Winston BIIIx in wind conditions

My father (and lifetime fishing partner) is turning 60 next week and I've been planning on giving him a new rod for his birthday.

We mostly do fish for large brown trout and arctic char in the Icelandic highlands (mostly lakes) with occasional atlantic salmon in mid-sized rivers. When fishing in the lakes it often gets windy and pretty tough to cast up against the wind. So he's told me he is thinking of getting a rod for next spring/summer that's better for that than his current rod (Sage XP 9ft 6wt) in strong wind and was planning on getting a 7 weight Sage One. The plan was to give him a 7wt 10ft Sage One ...but during the weekend I found a used but same as new RL Winston BIIx 7w 10ft and bought it.

Now, do you think that the Winston rod is a good tool for windy lake fishing? If not I might keep the Winston for myself (I do like it) and let him get the rod he was planning to get.

Me holding two large browns from the lakes.
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And here's my father in the wind
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