The Douglas DXF rods represent an outstanding value in a great all-around fly rod. Delicate enough to do fine dry fly work, but with enough backbone to muscle a brutish smallmouth out of a logjam. They are crisp in their action, but don’t sacrifice line feel even at short distances. Beautifully finished and backed by a lifetime warranty, they have earned a solid reputation among anglers that put performance over the prestige of a high price tag.
• High modulus blanks • Fishing tapers for both strength and presentation • Wood insert reel seat with anodized uplock • AAA cork grip, scaled for each rod size • Saltwater rods weights 7-10 weight • Hard chrome stripper frames and snake guides • Cordura triangle tube with rod sock
We can't keep up very well with the demand for these rods. Fantastic reviews, and competition ratings in the shoot-outs have got these rods in the spotlight, for sure! You'll be impressed, as we were, by the beautiful aesthetics of the Sky, with its unusual, practical padded rod sock, handsome dark brushed aluminum tube, and oh, the cosmetics of the rod itself! But wait until you cast it. Now you'll understand what all the fuss has been about.
This new range of versatile four piece fresh and saltwater rods is constructed with the next generation of nano carbon matrix materials. SKY represents ground breaking high performance with rods that possess unique weight-to-strength actions as needed for each rod, capable of producing distance and seemingly unlimited power for fly casters of every skill level.
Elegant matte platinum rod blank color
Proprietary XMatrix nano Technology
Reverse Western grip on 2-6wt models
Full wells grip on all 7-12wt models
Dual uplocking rings with nylon inserts for a secure hold on your reel
Powder coated, lightweight aluminum rod tube
Premium plush, moisture wicking rod sock for ultimate protection
DOUGLAS Upstream Fly Rods
When we got these rods in the shop, their color immediately caught our eye and curiosity. There was something so light, so grassy, and so unassuming about not just the color, but the rods themselves. When we got out on the lawn and started casting we each in turn looked at each other and nodded gravely. It's our way of saying, "Wow, nice rod." Then we fought over the casting of it.
Once you cast one, you'll feel the same. Like us, you'll be happy to have found it. The Upstream Rod series will charm you, tempt you, and once again get you thirsty for those small streams that you so love to fish. Here's what Kirk Deeter wrote about them when these rods first came out: The Upstream rod series has a super-light, ultra sensitive feel. There are only four models: one 2-weight, two 3-weights, and an 8'-8" 4-weight that actually weighs an astounding 1.72 ounces (which is what I am fishing). They're graphite, but not the common high-modulus action. They feel more like fiberglass, but with a little bit more oomph. What that ultimately translates to is excellent line control, and for my money, line control is the name of the game, especially when you're pitching dry flies at tight targets on small water.
Each rod is designed to have a minimal, yet exacting approach to bush and upcountry fishing environments. Any of these rods will help you meet and master the dual-challenge of close casting and line control. The high modulus blanks are finished with cork cap, ring reel seats and a natural Tonkin Bamboo colorway with clear wraps. A fabric sock and a lightweight 1 5/8” brushed aluminum rod tube are included with each rod.
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DOUGLAS Upstream Fly Rods 6-Piece
When we got these rods in the shop, their color immediately caught our eye and curiosity. There was something so light, so grassy, and so unassuming about not just the color, but the rods themselves. When we got out on the lawn and started casting we each in turn looked at each other and nodded gravely. It's our way of saying, "Wow, nice rod." Then we fought over the casting of it. Now we've got a solid following for these rods. Everybody wants one. The 6-piece rods are especially delightful because of their great packability.
Each of these high modulus blanks are finished with cork cap, ring reel seats and a natural Tonkin Bamboo color way with clear wraps. A light weight 1 5/8” brushed aluminum rod tube and sock are included with each rod.
The Upstream Plus series is the natural continuum from the original (and eternal) Upstream series. These rods feature a nice up-locking reel seat, and a slightly faster action. The answer in a rod for those who love the Upstream but want a little more muscle for bigger fish in bigger water, and enough finesse to use the tippet and flies required in tough, technical situations.
DOUGLAS DHF Fly Rods
Now on closeout, the popular Douglas Outdoors DHF rods are your best bet for a great rod and a great price. DHF is about years on the water and understanding what an expert and first-casters alike appreciate in a fine fly rod. Call for details on the grip or with any other questions! 734-580-2102
IM7 Blanks with Dura Resin for strength and durability
Carbon fiber insert reel seat with anodized up lock
Cork grip with fiber-cork edges for durability
Saltwater rods weights 7-12 weights
Power-cast actions and fine tips for tippet protection
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