New and Blue: The Douglas LRS Rod Series
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Introduction: Offering both conventional and fly rods, Douglas had a
presence on both the ICAST and IFTD sides (as usual) of the show. While their
fly rods will be covered over on
Demystifly.com, we made sure to stop by and see what they had to offer in
the spinning and casting categories. The crew at Douglas always has something
new to show us, and this year was no different with the introduction of their
Depending on the model,
you'll find both split and full grips with all rods featuring foregrips.
Douglas' new LRS rods extend well past just bass fishing. Constructed using
multi-modulus 30–40 Ton construction, the blanks are finished in a beautiful
glossy deep-blue color. Handles are comprised of high-density EVA, while reel
seats are by Fuji. For guides, Douglas has gone with Fuji Alconite guides housed
inside silver stainless frames.
We really dug the gloss blue
Another look at the beautiful
blank and Fuji Alconite guides.
rods are comprised of 18 models ranging from 6'8” to 10'6”. All models are
1-piece with the exception of 9'0” and longer rods which are 2-pieces. LRS
spinning rods are made up of 11 different models starting with a
short-handled 6'6” Jimmy Reese “Sawed off Shotgun” skipping rod and ranging up
to the longest 9'0” rod. The 8'6” and longer models are 2-piece construction.
An example of
the Fuji spinning and casting reel seats that are available.
Thanks to Fred Contaoi for
walking us through the LRS series!
Initially, we were impressed by the feel of these rods. The models we held all
felt very lightweight and balanced nicely, including the more stout and longer
models. All Douglas LRS rods come with a 5-year warranty. They're making us wait
just a bit longer for these sticks, as these are expected to be released
sometime in October. We look forward to putting one through a full TackleTour