XMatrix

Spinning and Casting Rod Series

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, dialed-in line of rods.

The Douglas XMatrix Spinning and Casting Rod Series is a truly premium rod series. Highlighted by exquisite actions, designed to cover an impressive range of specific techniques and applications (19 Spinning and +30 Casting). XMatrix Rods feature high-end components top to bottom, inside and out. Made from a proprietary carbon matrix composition, the DXS and DXC Rods feature Fuji Reel Seats, Fuji alconite guides, high-density EVA grips, and graphite inserts. XMatrix Rods feature ground breaking strength-to-weight ratios that most fishing rods on the market can’t match. Experience the hyper sensitivity, the light weight, the dialed-in actions and the ergonomic comfort of these rods for yourself. You will be impressed.

Models

New prices effective January 2023

Handles

Spinning Split Handle

Spinning Full EVA Handle

Spinning Skipping Handle

Spinning Full Carbon Handle

Spinning Detachable Full Carbon

Spinning Detachable Full Carbon Handle

Casting Split Handle

Casting Full EVA Handle

Casting Full Carbon Handle

Casting Detachable Full Carbon

Casting Detachable Full Carbon Handle

Casting Detachable Front Taper EVA

Casting Detachable Front Taper EVA

Casting Detachable Full EVA

Casting Detachable Full EVA

Casting Full Taper Handle

Features

  • FUJI Alconite guides with a brackish/saltwater safe, highly corrosion resistant CC finish. Top of the line ceramic inserts that withstand all lines including braid.
  • Tip-Top frames are front-welded to avoid tip wrap when using braid.
  • Superior lightweight, balanced, powerful graphite and hybrid multi-modulus blanks.
  • High quality FUJI reel seats with hidden thread for all day comfort.
  • Ergonomically designed, form fitting high density EVA grips.
  • Wide variety of rod models for nearly every freshwater and inshore salt application,
  • Platinum colored glare resistant matte finish blanks.
  • High performance dialed-in actions designed for specific techniques as well as superior fish handling.
  • Backed by a 5 year warranty with a timely $50 replacement or repair to get the angler back on the water.

Reviews

DXC 724F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I can’t say enough good things about the xmatrix 724F casting rod. It has that BFS rod feel to it. You can throw 1/8 oz with distance. This rod also serves as a multipurpose rod. I throw fineese swim baits, tubes, crankbaits, fineese jigs, etc on it. It’s a workhorse rod!
- Brian H

DXS 763XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I have used a lot of different spinning rods this one by far beats all the rest you will not be disappointed with your purchase!
- Alex Reece

XMatrix Series

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Been fishing with St. Croix for a long time. That was until I fished the Douglas X-Matrix. This rod out preforms all other spinning rods I have used in every way. The sensitivity is crazy! Fishing walleye, I can feel all the short strikes and I know to slow my retrieve. I can not say enough good things about Douglas rods.
- Craig S

DXS 724XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I have used Douglas rods for the past two years. These are by far the best made rods on the market for many reasons. The ergonomics are simple, but effective. The sensitivity, and durability are unmatched, with enough backbone to get any fish into the boat. The DXS 724 XF is my go to all around rod, and performs beyond expectation when I need to throw a football jig, all the way to being sensitive enough to use as a drop shot rod. The DXS 763 XF: I challenge you to find a better rod for throwing a marabou jig. You won't find one. The castability and feel of this rod is absolutely insane. It literally speaks smallmouth. Get one of these in your hands, and you will never look back!
- Anonymous

DXS 744XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Super sensitive rod. Strong enough to handle big smallies on the great lakes.
- BFisherman141

XMatrix Series Overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.9 based on 23 reviews.
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DXC 724F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I can’t say enough good things about the xmatrix 724F casting rod. It has that BFS rod feel to it. You can throw 1/8 oz with distance. This rod also serves as a multipurpose rod. I throw fineese swim baits, tubes, crankbaits, fineese jigs, etc on it. It’s a workhorse rod!
- Brian H

DXS 763XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I have used a lot of different spinning rods this one by far beats all the rest you will not be disappointed with your purchase!
- Alex Reece

XMatrix Series

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Been fishing with St. Croix for a long time. That was until I fished the Douglas X-Matrix. This rod out preforms all other spinning rods I have used in every way. The sensitivity is crazy! Fishing walleye, I can feel all the short strikes and I know to slow my retrieve. I can not say enough good things about Douglas rods.
- Craig S

DXS 724XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I have used Douglas rods for the past two years. These are by far the best made rods on the market for many reasons. The ergonomics are simple, but effective. The sensitivity, and durability are unmatched, with enough backbone to get any fish into the boat. The DXS 724 XF is my go to all around rod, and performs beyond expectation when I need to throw a football jig, all the way to being sensitive enough to use as a drop shot rod. The DXS 763 XF: I challenge you to find a better rod for throwing a marabou jig. You won't find one. The castability and feel of this rod is absolutely insane. It literally speaks smallmouth. Get one of these in your hands, and you will never look back!
- Anonymous

DXS 744XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Super sensitive rod. Strong enough to handle big smallies on the great lakes.
- BFisherman141

DXS 724XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Ive been using douglas rods for 5 months now and I can say they are the best rods i have ever used. They are more sensitive than anything else i have used, including megabass and St. criox, and have the back bone to fight big fish! Backed by a lifetime warranty they are without a doubt an easy buy! you wont regret this!!
- Matt Sowder

DXS 6103XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
X-Matrix 6'-10" is my go to for the most accurate casting, most sensitive rod that I own. When fishing Blade Baits, Hair Jigs or even Jig N Raps this is the Most universal rod on the market for the money!
- Capt. Craig H

DXS 683XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
The XMatrix series is by far the best rods I have ever used. They are truly designed to perfection. The spinning rods are out of this world for finesse tactics!
- Jonathan

DXC 745F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I've owned rods from about every manufacturer out there and I have to say these XMATRIX series rods from Douglas are something special. If I could only have one rod in my boat, that 7'4" MH is all round perfection! Highly recommend Douglas Rods.
- Jay

DXS 724XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★☆
By far, the best rods I own. The sensitivity and balance are unmatched. The only reason I give the rod 4 stars is that I wish they made more choices with a cork handle. When the material they use on these rods gets wet, it's slippery. If you are thinking about stepping up your game, these rods are worth the money.
- Todd

DXC 745F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Insanely light and still strong. Douglas rods have made me a believer. Best rods I’ve ever thrown!
- Matthew Sowders

DXS 6103XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Amazing light weight rod for ned rigs. This rod is super sensitive. I am glad I went extra fast tip for ned rig applications. Makes a world of difference.
- Brad Hicks

DXC 6103XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Fantastic rods. They are extremely light and sensitive. Further, I had a tip break off mine and they took care of it no charge. I contacted a representative and they sent me a new rod free of charge. They really do care about their customers.
- Brennan Royalty

DXC 744XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
If I could make every spinning rod in my lineup a 744XF, I would. These things are hands down the best spinning rod in their lineup. Dropshots? Amazing. Ned Rigs? Outstanding. Small swimbaits? Perfect. Literally any spinning application, this rod excels.
- Hugo

DXC 715F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I have been using my Douglas Rods for over a year now, and put them through seriously heavy use... and they have completely lived up to my expectations. I am slowly replacing my whole lineup with their amazing products. You won't be sorry... they are totally worth the investments.
- Justin

DXC 7116F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I love Douglas Rods and just recently picked up a 7'11" Heavy and have been throwing A-rigs on it all spring. The rod is super strong fit for chucking those heavy baits around without sacrificing any sensitivity. Would recommend if you're in the market for a big swimbait rod.
- Rylie

DXC 745F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
Hands down my favorite rod in my arsenal... workhorse for anything with a bit of a thicker gaged hook.
- Jesse

DXS 6103XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I just started using Douglas Rods last year and their spinning rods are no joke! I'd challenge you to find a rod with more strength that is as light and comfortable as the XMatrix. I got the 6'10 for drop-shotting and i can't even count how many fish I've caught on that thing. Feels similar to my G-Loomis NRX spinning rod because of the light weight and sensitivity paired with it's strength capabilities.
- Cody

DXC 7103MF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
You won't be able to find another rod with the weight to power ratio. So light yet powerful and sensitive. I use these rods for winter steelhead and they are amazing! You can feel every bite, yet turn big fish in fast water. You won't find any other rod in my bot.
- Tyler

DXC 745F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
The XMatrix series is by far the best rods I have ever used. They are truly designed to perfection. The spinning rods are out of this world for finesse tactics!
- Jonathan

DXC 745F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I've owned rods from about every manufacturer out there and I have to say these XMatrix series rods from Douglas Outdoors are something special. If I could only have one rod in my boat, that 7'4" MH is all round perfection! Highly recommend Douglas Outdoors.
- Jay

DXS 6103XF

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
These rods are the real deal. I picked up the 6'10" to be my primary drop-shot/finesse rod and I love it. The sensitivity is off the charts but it has plenty of backbone to handle bruiser smallmouth. I also own some Douglas LRS which I really enjoy as well, but the XMatrix series is a noticeable step up. Not to mention it's hard to beat their 5 year warranty on these rods, they really stand by their products.
- Brandon

DXC 765F

XMatrix Series
★★★★★
I just bought the 7'6" medium heavy fast for some big top water striper fishing. I used to be a trout guy but I fell in love catching striper on the Hudson. I throw some big 1.5oz/2oz baits and this thing slings them a mile! The sensitivity on the tip is amazing, even in rough current you can't delineate a bite from a rock/wave. I'm just learning how to use a baitcaster but anyone who likes throwing big top water baits for striper or even for big swimbaits for largemouth should pick this rod up!
- Bobby
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