Really awesome to be holding a piece of R.L. Winston Rods history. This fine bamboo rod was built in 1960 at Winston’s old San Francisco location and was handcrafted by the legendary Doug Merrick who is firmly etched into fly fishing history. RL Winston has always been at the forefront of fly rod technology, leading the way in design, construction, materials, and castability. The rod pictured is a 9’ 5oz hollow fluted bamboo rod. Line weight is between a 7-8wt, rated for for a silk line. This rod is an absolute beauty and casts like a dream! The craftsmanship is second to none even by todays standards and more modern methods. I think Im in love @winstonrods .