The Upstream Plus, not to be confused with Douglas’ smaller rod series the Upstream, is made in three rod models to cater to most trout angling scenarios. These rods are a bit faster than the medium-slow Upstream series and utilize power and finesse to provide the angler with a versatile all-around trout rod capable of light nymphing, dry fly fishing, and technical tailwater techniques. These rods also feature spigot ferrules for increased sensitivity and performance. Consider the Upstream Plus if you’re looking for your next light line trout rod.
Graphite Blank w/Cane Feel - Douglas has designed the blank of the Upstream Plus to portray a classic cane style. Although the rod looks like cane rods of old, the graphite rod blank is high performing and incredibly efficient on the water. The blank features a faster action than the Upstream to cater to larger rivers but maintains delicacy and tippet protection capabilities. This is truly a freshwater-specific rod made for versatile trout applications.
Traditional Stripping Guides - Smaller stripping guides fit the Upstream Plus nicely and accommodate freshwater fly lines without adding unneeded weight to the rod.
Traditional Snake Guides - The Upstream Plus, like the Upstream, has simple, traditional snake guides that accommodate any fly line and add to the functionality of the rod.
All-Cork Handle w/Anodized Aluminum Components - The Upstream Plus has a full cork handle and reel seat with aluminum uplocking components. The cork reel seat pays homage to cane rods of old and helps keep overall rod weight low. These reel seats aren’t corrosion-proof or as durable as an anodized aluminum insert, however, they’re stylish and lightweight.
Aluminum Rod Tube - The Upstream Plus comes in a durable aluminum rod tube with a rod sock for increased protection. Aluminum keeps the Upstream Plus 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: Fast
Best for: All Water, Dry Flies
Grip: Snub Nose Half Wells
Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)
We highly recommend using a freshwater specific line. Our favorite for all water applications is:
|Douglas Upstream Plus Fly Rod 490-4||Modified Full Wells||9ft||4||Light Green||Fast||2.7 oz.||$495.00|
|Douglas Upstream Plus Fly Rod 590-4||Modified Full Wells||9ft||5||Light Green||Fast||2.7 oz.||$495.00|
|Douglas Upstream Plus Fly Rod 690-4||Modified Full Wells||9ft||6||Light Green||Fast||2.8 oz.||$495.00|