In the wake of the stock market crash of 1929, Robert Winther and Lew Stoner started what is known today as the R.L. Winston Rod Company. Technicians at heart, they began the Winston tradition of archiving each rod with a journal entry and a serial number. Almost immediately, the rods these two men built earned a reputation for performance and exceptional quality. That reputation continues today at Jesse Brown’s Outdoors in the selection of Winston rods suited for most any fishing adventure!