Lightweight with sensitive blanks and durable too!
Douglas Head Rod Designer Fred Contaoi has brought high-end performance to a price point for every angler thus redefining the value expected from a fly rod without paying a premium. Each model has been finely tuned to find the perfect action that meets the needs both experienced anglers and beginners. LRS Fly Rods feature a beautiful deep blue finish accented complemented by a nickel finished stainless stripping guide, hard chrome snake guides, quality cork grips, and a carbon reel seat with double uplocking rings. The series includes models designed for spinning, casting, fly fishing, float fishing and trolling. The LRS is sure to be one of the deepest lineups in the entire market. Choose the rod that is best suited for you. Rods come perfectly packed in a Cordura tube with integrated pockets. Lifetime Warranty!
• Carbon fiber insert reel seat with anodized up lock for reduced weight
• Cork grip with rubber-cork edges for durability
• Refined actions for better casting and fish handling
• Packaged in a Cordura tube with integrated pockets
• Lifetime warranty on all Douglas fly rods
- sink tip
- Magnum WF7F
Douglas LRS Fly Rod – 7wt 9’0” 4pc
As the lakes and rivers are all but iced over here in Colorado, minus the tailwaters, I took the fly rod to a nearby park to test it out. With a Lamson Remix +7 fly reel loaded with a Rio Streamertip DC 250 gr 24ft sink tip, the fly rod casted great under low-wind conditions. I do not anticipate having to toss more than 20-25 yards while streamer fishing, so I am confident that I am good-to-go. After a quick spool change, I casted a Scientific Anglers Frequency Magnum WF7F fly line with similarly great results. Of course, I was able to punch out more line, and I can tell right now that if/when I decide to either toss heavy bass bugs or a deer hair mouse/ gurgler/etc. for bigger trout during a late-night “mousing” adventure I, too, am good-to-go. I am not sure I would call the fly rod fast action (it is certainly not a “stick”), but it is what I would call a solid medium-fast action fly rod. I could “feel” the fly line loading the fly rod’s sweet spot rather than having to do all the work myself. Fit and finish-wise, no complaints. The Douglas LRS fly rod looks sharp. This is my second Douglas fly rod. I own a Douglas DFX 5wt 8’5” 4pc fly rod too. I am continually liking the company and their products.