The DXF may be the most versatile mid-priced rod series on the market today. Douglas has made the DXF in nearly every rod model from single-hand trout rods to nymph-specific models, two-handed models, and more. These rods combine fast action performance with efficient blank taper technology to create a rod that is powerful and efficient in nearly every angling scenario. Douglas has accomplished what many rod manufacturers have set out to achieve: a well-rounded series that includes a rod for any angler.

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BlankMulti-Modulus Blanks w/Matte Green Finish

 – Douglas combines multi-modulus blank design and multiple rod tapers to create one of the most versatile rod series on the market. Lighter rod models are optimized for presentation while larger, heavier models are optimized for power and distance capabilities. Douglas has finished the DXF in a non-reflective matte green finish to keep the rod low profile and stealthy.


SIC Hard Chrome Stripping Guides

 – Hard chrome stripping guides are durable and efficient. These guides are low friction and help any fly line shoot effortless through the DXF. Although they’re durable, hard chrome stripping guides are also lightweight for decreased overall rod weight.

Hard Chrome Snake Guides – Similarly, hard chrome snake guides are the industry norm and complement the hard chrome stripping guides of the DXF well. These snake guides are lightweight and functional.

Reel Seat

Burled Wood w/Anodized Aluminum Uplocking Component

 – The smaller rod models of the DXF feature a reel seat with a burled wood insert. The burled wood gives the DXF a classic trout rod aesthetic while maintaining functionality and durability. A double uplocking anodized aluminum component anchors down any trout reel.

Anodized Aluminum w/Double Uplocking Component – The larger rod models of the DXF series have an anodized aluminum reel seat with double uplocking componentry to anchor larger saltwater fly reels. All models utilize AAA grade cork grips that are scaled for every rod size and rod taper.

Rod Tube

Cordura Rod Tube

 – The DXF comes in a durable Cordura rod tube with a rod sock for increased protection. Cordura keeps the DXF 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.


More Info

Rod Action: 


Best for: All Water

Grip (2wt – 6wt): Reversed Half Wells

Grip (7wt – 12wt): Full Wells w/Fighting Butt

Ability Level: Beginner- Expert (learn more)


Recommended Lines

We highly recommend using a freshwater specific line on the smaller rod models. Our favorite for all water applications is:


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