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    Default Winston passport

    Anyone try one of these? i see there is one for sale in the classifieds on here. Are they Winston quality or low end with Winstons name? Thanks.

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    I casted one of these. They are really nice fly rods and better than they ought to be considering the nice price, but IMO is definately are NOT on par with a "standard," more exspensive Winston.

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    They are a cheap imported rod and look the part. Definitely not a "Real Winston". Low end with the Winston name is the perfect description. From a fishing standpoint however they are great rods. They cast well, but lack the power to move a lot of line in the air imho. Aesthetics aside, they are good rods and great bang for the buck. I had a 6 weight and it was nice.

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    I agree with db cooper, its not the quality of a higher end Winston, but it is a pretty good casting rod for the money. I had the 590-4 version, which eventually got returned due to a broken tip.

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    x3 Good casting rod and nice price but hardley a Winston by any stretch. There are others on the market now that are better in the same price range imo.
    The best laid plans of mice and men...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chased View Post
    I agree with db cooper, its not the quality of a higher end Winston, but it is a pretty good casting rod for the money. I had the 590-4 version, which eventually got returned due to a broken tip.
    Odd...i broke the tip on mine as well. Was yours fishing or due to accident? Reason i ask is that mine broke casting and was a pretty new rod. I got it repaired by Winston...which took a looooong time i might add and then sold to a friend of mine who thought it was the bees knees...about 8 months later...he broke the tip off fighting a fish...just wondering if we are onto something here. He may have high sticked the fish...who knows.

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    I'd like to think that it was just the rod and not myself, but who knows. I was fishing with it on a relatively cold day in the 30 degree area, I thought the graphite may have got brittle and broke. It was a relatively new rod too, so I just took it back to Cabela's and had them give me a merchandise credit.

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