Here at Douglas Outdoors, we knew we would have to develop the best Spinning and Casting rods to make our mark in a crowded marketplace.
So, we went to work. Our rod design team, led by Pro Angler Fred Contaoi, built a crisp and concise line comprising of 13 Spinning and 14 Casting rods.
The DXS and DXC rods are the culmination of our design team’s experience fishing in over fifty nations and every imaginable condition. Using our exclusive, new proprietary xmatrix material, Douglas’ DXS and DXC series is truly premium. The result is 27 of the most exquisite actions that provide excellent strength to weight ratios and stunning looks.
DXS Spinning Rods
This light-duty 3-piece rod is perfect for the light tackle angler on the go. Trout, bonefish, bass, grayling and panfish can all be tackled with this gem of a rod.
This in-shore spinning rod will work well for casting bucktail jigs for stripers and surface lures. Jacks, reds, juvenile tarpon, cobia and snappers can be subdued with ease. The added length will make distance casting a snap.
This rod is a great choice for casting lures in lakes and rivers for trout and small-mouth bass. It casts a jig and float well for both trout and crappie. Split shotting small plastics for bass is also a treat with this rod.
This is a very light and sensitive drop shot rod. It has a light tip so you can detect the subtle bites as the bass takes your worm. The rod also works well for wacky worming.
This is an all-around light-line bass fishing rod. Perfect for casting tubes, soft plastics and spider grubs. Lots of power and sensitivity with this light line rod.
This is a super light and sensitive, yet responsive, rod for steelhead side-drifting from a boat. It’s one piece design allows the angler to whip even the largest steelhead with light line. The rod also works well for light-line bass casting of small crank baits. We use the microwave system of guides to increase distance and line control on this rod.
Bait and lures for multiple species can be fished for with this mid-duty travel rod. Small snook, bonefish, jacks, redfish, bass and silver salmon are a perfect match for this traveling companion.
A super-sensitive and responsive this 2-piece light-duty rod. Toss lures, bubble and flies with this rod. It also works well for employing the Neko Rig or mid-strolling for bass. Light in the tip, but powerful enough to land big trout.
This is a shakeyhead and light-weight plastic worm rod. It has an extra fast tip so you can detect the subtle bites. There is plenty of hook setting power to get through the plastic and get the hook into them!
This is an ultralight rod for panfish and trout. Casts light lures or bait with ease. This is a beautiful choice for the most discerning of ultralight fishermen.
This is a 2-piece steelhead specific rod. Light in the hand, it is perfect for bottom-drifting or float fishing on your favorite steelhead river.
This rod is specifically designed with the wading steelhead angler in mind. This one-piece rod is the best steelhead drifter’s tool. We use the microwave guide system on this rod to increase distance and better line control.
DXC Casting Rods
This rod was designed for casting big jigs and Carolina Rig fishing for bass. The extra fast tip makes it super sensitive to differentiate between rocky bottoms and subtle strikes. It is a super choice for medium size Alabama Rigs.
This in-shore rod will cast larger baits and lures with ease. A good all-around rod for cobia, callico bass, tarpon and big snook. This rod is a workhorse for big salty fish.
This big stick is specifically made for flipping heavy cover and wood for bass. It’s light, long and powerful to pull the largest bass out of the slop.
This is a classic 9’ medium-fast 2-piece steelhead or salmon drift and float rod. Very light and sensitive feel. You can’t go wrong with this rod.
A light line finesse jig, J-Rig and plastics rod for bass. This rod is a light-weight skipping and pitching machine.
This 7’5” swim bait, wake bait, football jig and big spinner bait rod casts well with lots of power to drive in bigger hooks. An all-around workhorse for medium size baits.
The 8’ 10’’ one-piece rod is a steelheader’s dream with a light, sensitive and powerful butt section. There is not a better steelhead drift rod on the market!
This rod is specifically designed for throwing big swim baits and Alabama Rigs. It is light in the hand and easy on the body while casting heavy baits all day!
This 4-power rod is perfect for casting live bait or lures for big in-shore fish. Light enough to cast delicate live baits or lures, but with a powerful mid and butt section to fight larger fish. Larger guides are used to allow leader knots to pass through guides with ease.
Lots of hook setting power for open water frogs, spinner baits, jigs and pitching bulky plastics. This 5-power rod will not let you down!
Whether casting finesse jigs, ripping lipless crank baits or top water fishing, this light-line rod is a true performer.
DXC 685 XF
A great choice rod for all around pitching and open water bass fishing. This rod has plenty of power to pull big fish away from cover.
This medium-fast rod is well suited for distance casting paddle tail swim baits and the biggest deep diving crank baits for bass. The rod also makes a wonderful flat-line rod for back trolling for kings or stripers with plugs.
The 7’ 10’’ length makes this medium-fast rod a perfect match for throwing mid to deep diving crank baits for bass. The rod is also our favorite for backtrolling plugs for steelhead.