Posted on July 25 2016
The R. L. Winston Rod Company has announced that Jim Murphy will join the company’s sales team. Murphy is a veteran of the fly fishing industry in product and business development and has founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas.
Read more in the press release below.
R.L. Winston Rod Company Welcomes Jim Murphy to Sales Team
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is delighted to announce that Jim Murphy, well known fly fishing industry leader, has joined the Company as a member of the Winston sales team.
Jim has been a product and business developer in the fly market for over 25 years. He founded three brands: Redington, Albright and Douglas. He also served as President of Hardy North America. He brings an experienced perspective of the market and its future direction to his duties at Winston. Jim will be working on the sales programs in the export and southeastern US markets. As a member of the Winston team Jim will also be working on special business development projects. He lives in Stuart, Florida with his wife Tess, and enjoys his four boys’ adventures as anglers and adults.
When asked about joining Winston, Jim remarked, “I look forward to working with the team at Winston as they bring exciting new fly rods to the market and enter new categories with Bauer fly reels and the new Energy fly lines. Winston brings a real confidence to the market and is fully engaged in the next generation of products that offers me the opportunity to expand sales both in the US and abroad. Winston’s attention to detail and innovation is the hallmark of the fly fishing performance market. I have always enjoyed opportunities to grow the specialty market with a crack team and the vitality of advanced new tackle. This is that kind of future that is good for Winston and the fly fishing community. I am glad to be part of Winston.”
“We are honored to have Jim Murphy join the Winston international sales team. With his long and diverse history in the fly fishing market, Jim adds incredible value and insight to the Company as we strive to provide the best service to our customers. We look forward to having Jim work closely with our sales team to grow the Winston experience and define what it means to create the finest fly rods in the world.”
– Jeff McGowan, Sales Manager
The R.L. Winston Rod Company is the leading manufacturer of premium fly rods using boron and graphite composites sold exclusively through the best fly shops in the world. Winston rods are manufactured using the following trademark protected products: Boron III, Microspey, Nexus and others. Winston is located in Twin Bridges, Montana and was founded in 1929.
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