Douglas’ new addition to the Sky Series, the Sky G, features all-new technology for performance like we’ve never seen. G-Tec keeps the rod blank lightweight and incredibly strong while efficient componentry adds to the rod’s application-specific design. A beautiful reel seat gives the rod a trout-specific feel and easy functionality. This rod is made for the angler who targets trout from distance and needs pinpoint accuracy every time. That being said, the rod’s performance inside 45-feet is also stellar. This is one of the most high-performing, versatile fly rods on the market.
G-Tec Blank Technology - The Sky G is made with graphene. Douglas claims it’s 10x stronger than steel with only 5% of the density. The rod blank is a medium-fast action built with multi-modulus G-Tec platelets. This tech means the rod blank is lighter, recovery speeds are higher, the rod tracks better, and features some of the best performance in the 5wt trout rod sphere.
REC Titanium Cerecoil Stripping Guides - The stripping guide on the Sky G is a titanium REC recoil guide. These guides are extremely lightweight, rebound when bent or crushed, and feature friction-minimizing performance.
REC Titanium Recoil Guides - Titanium recoil guides rebound when bent or crushed. These guides are highly functional and keep the Sky G lightweight.
Skeletonized Aluminum w/ Burled Blackwood Insert - The Sky G features a skeletonized aluminum reel seat with a burled blackwood insert. The rod also features double uplocking rings with nylon bushings. This reel seat keeps the rod lightweight and functional and the double uplocking rings anchor any freshwater fly reel securely in place.
Aluminum Rod Tube - The Sky G comes in a durable Aluminum rod tube with a premium plush moisture wicking rod sock for increased protection. Lightweight aluminum keeps the Sky G safe during transportation, travel, and time off of the water.
The Douglas Original Owner Lifetime Warranty - As of August 2019, Douglas has an original owner lifetime warranty on all of their fly rods. This warranty covers damage to the rod from any cause but excludes normal wear and tear or lost sections. Douglas will fix or replace your rod for a $35 handling fee.
Rod Action: Medium - Fast
Best for: Freshwater, Trout
Grip: Reversed Half Wells
Ability Level: Intermediate - Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a freshwater specific line. Our favorite for all water applications is:
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod (486-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||8ft 6in||4||Grey||Fast||$795.00|
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod (490-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||4||Grey||Fast||$795.00|
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod (590-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||5||Grey||Fast||$795.00|
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod (890-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||8||Grey||Fast||$845.00|
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod (690-4)||Reversed Half-Wells||9ft||6||Grey||Fast||$795.00|
|Douglas SKY-G Fly Rod W/ Fighting Butt (S690FB-4)||Full Wells w/Fighting Butt||9ft||6||Grey||Fast||$845.00|