VSL rods aren't merely a series of lightweight, high line speed graphite rods. They're an incredible design upgrade at an equally incredible price. For the first time, progressive, fast action rods from Winston are available for just over $300. VSL stands for "very smooth and light." Utilizing design attributes from Winston's higher end graphite rods, the VSL series provides power and smooth, balanced performance. They feature a beautiful olive gold color with a hint of metallic luster, amber colored wraps and a nickel silver reel seat with wood insert. The gold aluminum rod tube is printed with the Winston name.
The 12'6" #6/7 light weight fast action rod is a great choice for skating dry flies to steelhead or when fishing for larger trout like sea-run browns. Grain weight range is 401-432 grains.
The 14'0" #8/9 is an all-around rod that will handle larger water. Whether you're going after salmon on the Restigouche or steelhead on the Thompson, this rod will be up to the task. Grain weight range is 447-478 grains.