Douglas unveils new products and new information at ICAST/IFTD 2018!


ICAST/IFTD is the worlds largest sportfishing tradeshow. The show is well known to be full of excitement as the unveiling of the industry’s hot new products are on display for the first time. Well the 2018 ICAST/IFTD was no exception. Douglas Outdoors was a busy group as we broke off in to two different booths, one on the IFTD side for the Fly and one on the ICAST side for the spin cast. So I bet your wondering what did we unveil this year?

IFTD (Fly): The all new LRS Series FLY rods were unveiled! Douglas Outdoors decided to extend the series even further now into fly fishing, to make it one of the deepest lineups in the entire industry! The LRS Series now includes: fly, switch, spey, spinning, casting, float, and trolling rods – oh my. All for an exceptional value. We also released (2) exciting new additions to the SKY series a 7 wt. 11’4″ 4pcs., and a 5 wt. 11’4″ 4pcs. switch rod. (see the videos below)

ICAST (Spin/Cast): The LRS series unveiled last year is continuing to grow. As we have add new models including (4) new cork grip models. Further details to come! The XMATRIX Series of rods is getting a refresh! Including the addition of the new Fuji CC guides, new reverse grips on the spinning rods, and fuji blank touch reel seats on the casting.

Exciting stuff! These changes are currently underway and will be available for purchase at a dealer near you in the near future. Keep up to date by following us on our social media outlets.


Douglas Outdoors introduces a brand new product line: LRS Fly Rods.

With our LRS Fly Series, Douglas Rod Designer Fred Contaoi has brought premium performance to a price point for every angler, redefining the value expected from a fly rod.   Each model has been finely tuned to find the perfect action that meets the needs of veteran anglers and beginners alike.

Douglas Outdoors head rod designer Fred Contaoi introduces two new additions to our SKY Fly Rod Series: a 5wt. and 7wt. Switch Rods.

Douglas Ambassador Matt Loetscher stopped by the Douglas Outdoors booth to talk about our XMATRIX and LRS Spinning and Casting rods.