June 03, 2015


Phoenix, NY – Douglas Outdoors announces the official launching of the X-MATRIX DXS & DXC rod series at the upcoming ICAST show in Orlando, Florida July 15th-17th. Douglas Outdoors will be exhibiting in booth #1029, a 60 foot island booth also featuring the Douglas line of tackle boxes

Douglas Outdoors is a full line maker of premium fishing rods for multiple species of fish, offering a complete range of spinning and casting rods available for bass fisherman from coast to coast.

Douglas Outdoors rod designer Fred Contaoi brings the experience of having fished over 50 countries along with over 20 years of competing nationally and regionally in various pro bass tours. Contaoi has designed and built rods for internationally known brands fine tuning his craft over the years.

Contaoi developed the Douglas Outdoors X-MATRIX DXS & DXC series rods from the ground up. Using the exclusive and proprietary X-MATRIX material Contaoi created the eye opening strength to weight ratio throughout each series.

John Boyle, Vice President of Sales, speaking about the excitement already generated for the upcoming debut at ICAST, “Word has started getting out and we have already had a great deal interest in the X-MATRIX DXS & DXC rod series. We have begun scheduling appointments at the ICAST show and are looking forward to having buyers try the rods for themselves.” Boyle also noted this is just the beginning, there will be another major announcement regarding Douglas Outdoors coming very soon.



Douglas Outdoors is owned by a legendary conservation family, the Barclays, in Upstate NY. In addition to the spinning and casting rods Douglas Outdoors fly fishing offerings have won national and international recognition & awards under the direction of Jim Murphy. Douglas Outdoors is also the exclusive distributor of Plastica Panaro Italian fly and tackle boxes.

Douglas Outdoors rods are available now at select Tackle shops, with more tackle shops being added each week.

For more information about Douglas Outdoors spinning and casting rods visit www.DouglasOutdoors.com/spin-casting-rods where you can also signup for product information updates.




John Boyle

Vice President of Sales

Douglas Outdoors, LLC


Office: 315-695-2000