Douglas Outdoors is most well-known for their fly rods. Douglas is based in upstate New York and is closely tied with the Salmon River and other tributaries of the Great Lakes. While the company is relatively new, Douglas has quickly become known for creating some of the industry’s top rods and reels. Douglas fly reels are a prime example of Douglas innovation and craftsmanship. Douglas has three series’ of reels including the Douglas Argus, the Argus Rex, and the Nexus.
The brother of the Argus, the Argus Rex, maintains the style and functionality of the Argus but adds larger, heavier reels to target bigger fish. The Rex has a drag that screams and a heavier frame than the Argus. The anodizing, reel foot, and machining on the Rex are the same as the Argus. These reels come in 9, 10, and 11wt reel models made to be partnered with large rods for big water applications. These reels are a combination of contemporary technology and traditional style. If you’re a click reel fan, the Argus and the Argus Rex are phenomenal fishing tools for a variety of fly fishing applications.
Douglas Outdoors, while known for their fly rods, also makes some quality fly reels. As Douglas continues to grow as a company, we expect they’ll come out with more reels in the future. Douglas reels are made in upstate New York and promote American-made craftsmanship and attention to detail. Shop for the Argus, Argus Rex, and Nexus with our price match guarantee and FREE SHIPPING on all US orders. We also carry a complete selection of Douglas fly rods.