Category: Review

Winner of Best 5-Weight Fly Rod

PICKING THE BEST 5-WEIGHT RODS Yellowstone Angler has found that the new 5-weight rods are getting better and better each year. Often only subtle differences separate one rod from another. Casting and rating the performance of the rods at different distances is the real meat of our Shootouts, and also the reason we have separated
December 3, 2019 News, Review

LRS Fly 9’5wt Review

Article and photos by Spencer Durrant: Gear Review: Douglas Outdoors LRS 9′ 5wt Around the end of last year, Douglas Outdoors introduce their new LRS line of rods. LRS stands for “Lake, River, Sea,” indicating that Douglas intends this rod family to address your angling needs no matter the body of water you’re in.
July 8, 2019 Review

Douglas SKY 9’ 8wt review

Author: Richard Franklin (sweetandsalt senior member)   I have cast, fished and/or own a bunch of Douglas SKY’s from small stream trout to oceanic environs sizes. Douglas Outdoors is a New York State company that someday is going to build rods in a brand new, advanced technology rod shop but currently has them fabricated in

April 25, 2019 Review, Testimonial


Synopsis: The guys from recently took on a LRS 7wt Fly Rod to get a better look at the newest release from Douglas Outdoors. They put it to the test, visiting some smaller Florida waters that hold big Largemouth Bass. The goal: (catch fish of course!) but also, closely examine the new LRS fly

February 25, 2019 Review LRS Spin/Cast Review

by Thomas Brzezinski I had the opportunity to fish with Dave McKenna from Douglas Outdoors and try out some of their bass fishing rods for the first time. We took the day to fish in Lake Mohawk of Sparta NJ a 800 acre private lake filled with largemouth, smallmouth, pickerel and hybrid striped bass. Our

February 14, 2019 Review

Casting Across Reviews the Douglas Upstream

“…I was more than pleasantly surprised with the Upstream. Those first few minutes on the water impressed me, as I was able to put the small, size 18 parachute Adams precisely and delicately wherever I wanted to. The Wulff line definitely fit the rod perfectly. I could feel the blank flexing, and was easily able

September 21, 2018 Review

Field & Stream Reviews the Upstream Rod

June 2, 2015 Gear Review: Douglas Outdoors Upstream Fly Rod by Kirk Deeter What’s the first thing most people do when they get a new fly rod? They go out to the lawn, or the pond, or the river, and see just how far they can cast a line with it. That’s fine, but it’s