Douglas Outdoors is proud to announce that our new SKY G 6-weight fly rod is the winner of Yellowstone Angler’s 2021 6-Weight Shootout for Best Overall 6-Weight Fly Rod. For those keeping score, this follows up our win for Best Overall Fly Rod in the 2020 5-Weight Shootout for the SKY G 5-weight.
“The Sky G is the perfect all-around 6-weight. For me it has the perfect blend of power and finesse.”
Jamie Anderson – Yellowstone Angler
Douglas SKY G Wins Best 6 WT Fly Rod!
Head Rod Designer Fred Contaoi was excited for the win. “We have really accomplished something special with this state of the art fly rod. I feel the SKY G 6-weight is the ultimate rod in both fresh and salt waters. Accurate, powerful, durable, light in the hand, yet delicate. It is truly an honor to know that many anglers throughout the globe will be using this fly rod.”
Douglas outperformed 41 other 6-weight fly rods from the top fly rod manufacturers in the world, scoring 145.8 points out of a possible 150.
“With the Sky G, Douglas has solidified its place as one of the top fly rod manufacturers in the industry.”
Logan Brown – Yellowstone Angler
Ranking 1st in 7 categories, including:
Most fun to fish
Best 30’ performance
Best 50’ performance
Lightest overall swing weight
Best saltwater 6-weight
Best chance to clear a tangle (salt version)
“The Sky G is my definition of a do-it-all 6-weight.”
Holden Russell – Yellowstone Angler
Notable highlights from the staff at Yellowstone:
“The Sky G is the perfect all-around 6-weight for me. The Sky G is extremely light, powerful, and very pleasant to cast at all distances. To me, it has the perfect blend of power and finesse. It has enough feel to deliver delicate presentations with a #16 dry fly, and enough backbone to handle the wind, or to fish nymphs and streamers. Nothing else was as much fun to cast as the Sky G.”
“The Douglas Sky G 6-weight is an incredible rod. Douglas has really found a winner in their Sky G series. The Sky G 6-weight was a dream to cast. It was light in hand, powerful, and extremely accurate at all distances. If you are looking for a do-it-all 6-weight, look no further than the Douglas Sky G. With the Sky G, Douglas has solidified its place as one of the top fly rod manufacturers in the industry.”
“I was excited to cast the much anticipated Sky G and it did not disappoint. First impressions were positive as the rod was light in hand but still had a strong presence. The Sky G is fun, easy, and casts consistently regardless of the distance.”
“The Sky G is my definition of a do-it-all 6-weight. The graphene technology used in developing the rod has a lot to do with how light, yet powerful this rod is. The stiff butt section, with the soft tip offers a forgiving and precise cast. From size 16 Adams, to a clunky bobber rig, or a sink tip and streamer, the Sky G can handle it all. I was not expecting the Sky G to be as powerful as it was due to the lightness of the rod, however, even long shots at 75’ felt comfortable.”
“The Sky G is fun, easy, and casts consistently regardless of the distance.”
Chloe Nostrant – Yellowstone Angler
Ready To Cast The Best 6 WT Fly Rod?
Check out the new SKY G 6-weight – the best 6 weight fly rod on the market
Read the full results from Yellowstone Angler’s 2021 6-Weight Shootout.
Check out our blog post comparing the SKY G 6-Weight Freshwater with the SKY G 6-weight Saltwater.