Category: Stories

“A Journey Upstream” Official Selection of the Fly Fishing Film Tour

  Douglas Storytellers Andrew and Eric Braker are making a big debut with their film “A Journey Upstream.” The film is an official selection of the Fly Fishing Film Tour (Lefty Kreh Youth Film of the year), and Annapolis Film Festival. Courtesy of Kirk Marks “A Journey Upstream” - An Official Selection of the Fly
April 22, 2021 News, Stories

California Crappie Record set by Clearlake Outdoors

Authorized Douglas Dealer sets California Crappie State Record! Dave Burruss’ (owner of  Clear Lake Outdoors’ in Lakeport, CA) day took an unexpected turn when a normal Wednesday outing led to an unanticipated monumental achievement. After a long day of no bites throwing a  4-inch Keitech Easy Shiner on a Cool Baits Underspin, Dave set the hook into something

March 5, 2021 News, Stories

John Pearl Wins Western Classic 2020 Championship

Douglas Ambassador John Pearl Wins! John weighed in 62.6lbs to win the Lucas Oil Western Classic 2020 Pro/Am Championship on Clear Lake. The field contained 70 pro anglers coming from the top ten of each division. After leading first place after day one at 19lbs, he put the nail in the coffin day three with

March 1, 2021 News, Stories

How to Pick the Right Fly Rod

By Spencer Durrant I’ve spent most of the past decade reviewing fly fishing, hunting, and outdoors gear. Throughout that time, I reckon I’ve fished north of 100 different fly rods. To this day, I still find myself spending too much time choosing which rod to bring to the water on any given day. Granted, I

November 10, 2020 Stories, Tips

Kyle Patrick Tournament Season Recap

Mission Accomplished Bass fishing in Upstate NY in 2020 was a huge success for Kyle Patrick. In just under four months, he has won a total of 16 tournaments. With his placements, he qualifies for the Bassmaster team trail championship through Empire Team Trial which is going to be on Harris Chain December 9-12th. This

October 28, 2020 Stories, Tips

Running with the Bulls

Article By: Spencer Durrant @Spencer_Durrant The smoke-filled sky slowly darkened while I pitched a brand-new tent. It was August, and unseasonably chilly, even for my being in a valley in northern Idaho around 9,000 feet above sea level. Blair and I had been on the road for hours, finally coming to a bumpy stop on
August 26, 2020 Stories

Spring Creeks Under The Big Sky

Article By: Cody Ling @kai_yo_tay Hopper fishing in Montana is tough to beat, and last summer was no exception. After a tremendous winter we started last season with a quality snow pack. Usually by August we are experiencing river closures to help protect fish from becoming overly stressed in warm water. Fortunately, anglers did not
July 29, 2020 Stories

Costa Rica Fly Fishing – La Pura Vida

Rob Herrmann Photography Exploring new destinations and gathering new experiences has been a passion of mine since I can first remember. Quite often these adventures are led by the fine end of a fishing rod. When my better half and I were invited along for a 'vacation' stay at a small resort in Costa Rica,
February 10, 2020 Stories

Fred Contaoi – Rod Designer, Douglas Outdoors

Flyfishing Journeys Podcast Interview by Rob Giannino | Nov 18, 2019   Episode Summary   As a 10-year-old on the pacific coast of California, Fred Contaoi would tie flies and share them with his fly fishing teachers.  In his high school years, he learned how to build fishing rods.  At 19 he went to work for Lamiglas
November 19, 2019 News, Stories

Essential Tips for Streamer Fishing

    “If you haven’t played Russian Roulette with frostbite just for the chance at a great day of winter streamer fishing, you should try it this year.”

November 14, 2019 Stories, Tips
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