The Douglas Upstream Plus is a special rod. It’s a little bit like the story of Goldy Locks and the Three Bears. There are a lot of rods out there that are fast, ultra-fast, mega fast, etc. With the renewed interest in fiberglass, we also see rods that flex into the cork when casting.
There are not as many rods that are right in the middle, just right. If you need to protect light tippet, if you know you don’t need to cast the whole line or if you’re fishing to spooky trout where a delicate presentation is a must, you need a rod that helps you out with those things.
The Upstream Plus picks up where the Upstream leaves off. It gives the angler a nice up-locking reel seat to make sure that your reel stays put when fighting larger fish or during a long day on the water and, most importantly, a slightly faster action that makes the Upstream Plus a great choice for people who want enough muscle to land the fish of a lifetime and enough finesse to use the tippet and flies required in tough, technical situations.
The Upstream Plus is a great new line of rods that everyone should try and get their hands on.
Dry fly anglers will love the 4 and 5 wt while nymph anglers will dig the six. Heading to New Zealand? The Upstream Plus 6wt. was tailor-made for the large spooky trout.