Douglas Upstream Plus Fly Rod

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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.

Blank

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.

Guides

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.

Reel Seat

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.

Rod Tube

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.

Warranty

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.

 

More Info

Rod Action: Fast



Best for: All Water, Dry Flies



Grip: Snub Nose Half Wells



Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)

 

Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a freshwater specific line. Our favorite for all water applications is:

Specs
Model Handle Length Line Weight Color Action Weight Price  
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
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