B2mx on the way

B2mx on the way

Got a call from my flyshop guy on Tuesday. My 6 weight B2mx had arrived and he needed money. I would imagine he shipped it the same day along with one of those butt ugly bright yellow Sharkskin lines. SS, I bought the bright line because of your line color preferences.

Had mine made up w/o the fighting butt, halfwells and NO STRIPPING GUIDE. Why rod makers insist on putting those antiquated things on rods I will never know. Haven’t they figured out what stripping guide feet are for? Going to pair the MX with a new Bauer Rogue 2. Now if I can just figure out how to cast those flies that came in yesterday I will be set.

I had no idea there hook sizes larger than a #16 and that some flies actually can down that deep!



B3X 10′ #4

B3X 10' #4

Anyone had their hands on one of these?

Comments please, especially compared to the B2x.


Paging Mr. Nicki!

Paging Mr. Nicki!

where did I see the list of years, serial numbers & (maybe) blank manufacturers of the Winston rods?

any help finding this thread?



5 Weight BIIIX versus 6 weight

5 Weight BIIIX versus 6 weight

I own the five weight but had the chance to fish the six weight BIIIX out of my drift boat. I usually use my BIIMX out of the boat due to the long casts and wind you have to deal with. The six weight really impressed me and had a lot of power.

Seems like the gem of the series versus the five weight.

I also had a 9 1/2 foot five weight Sage One in the boat and while I liked it the Winston seem to cast farther (6 weight versus five but longer rods usually cast farther).

The line I was using was airflo sixth sense 5/6 which was a rocket.


10Wt or even 12wt B2X

10Wt or even 12wt B2X

I am planning a possible trip to Rompin in Malaysia. It is also called the Sailfish Capital of Southeast Asia.

I am hoping to catch a sailfish on fly and sometimes it is also possible to have accidental catches of giant trevallies, mackerels and mahi mahi. We target this while the boat is drifting through the sea.

I am not sure if the 10wt is up to it but I heard 10wt B2X is a different animal from the lower wts. My friends are catching sailfish on their 10wt GLXCC or Sages…. and does the B2X has the beef to push it?

I hope someone could advise me here.


Last Question, I promise.

Last Question, I promise.

Ok Fellas, question on the following, Just a quick survey–

If you were buying a BIIX for Pike ( throwing big bunny strips) etc etc….. and possibly doing some saltwater work some day.

would you go with the 9ft 9 weight or 9ft 10 weight. I may own both some day, but for now I need your classified advice.

And whats the difference between the BIIX and the MX series as far as action.

Gentleman-the fate of the world may lay in the balance.. I appreciate your honest replies.



IM6 JWF different from the new ones?

IM6 JWF different from the new ones?

what are the main differences between the old IM6 and the new models of JWF # 5 rod ?


Winston BIIT 7’6 4 wght vs Orvis 7’6″ Superfine 4 wght

Winston BIIT 7'6 4 wght vs Orvis 7'6

I was going to pull the trigger on the Winston today, then saw 25% off sell on the Orvis T3, ZG, Superfine, etc. with trade-in rod for charity. Opinions on the new Superfines? This model is tip-flex, alittle different then their full flex models.

Appreciate any comparisons, as would prefer the BIIT, but like the idea of donation to the young fly fishers. Thanks



BllX 9-0 for 8wt vs BMX 9-0 7wt

BllX 9-0 for 8wt vs BMX 9-0 7wt

I’m wondering what the difference is between these two rods. I have a BXll 9-0 for 6 wt and am looking for a slightly heavier rod for northern pike and possibly some light saltwater. I tend to like a slightly slower rod. Yes, I understand the BXll isn’t really a slow rod but slower than some others, balanced and does what you want and need it to do.

I have fear that the BMX maybe to stiff , I have heard some reports that say it’s not all it’s claimed to be. Anyway any help would be appreciated greatly.

Tight Lines,

Benedict Davick



Help with rod selection

Help with rod selection

Would appreciate your suggestions for a rod for my wife — relatively new at casting and has a confidence problem I will get her to lesson hopefully. She has used an Orvis 7′ 5wt (superfine small stream special). What model, length and weight.