The 2021 6-Weight Shootout Winner! The new Douglas Sky G was does everything well. Once in a while in our Shootouts, we’ll find a rod that feels and performs so much better than anything else, and this is why we gave the Sky G a perfect score in the “Perfect 6” category. The Douglas Sky G blew everything away! It casts great in close due to its fairly soft tip but still has power reserves in the mid and butt sections to help throw big bugs or fight those heavy fish. This rod will blast hoppers out there with authority, and we also love it for fishing two nymphs under an indicator, for both large river and still water situations. The Sky G is extremely light and powerful, which is exactly what we were looking for when it comes to the “Ultimate 6-Weight Outfit!”
The Galvan Torque has been our go-to freshwater reel for the last several years. It is lightweight, incredibly durable, and has a buttery smooth drag. The disk-drag has a HUGE range of adjustment from zero to over 15 lbs! The Torque comes in 5 color options: clear (silver), black, green, blue, and orange.
*New for 2021* – we are now giving the option to choose between the Galvan Torque 5 or 6. In our 2021 6-Weight Shootout we chose to use the T-5. If you are needing more backing or would like a larger arbor reel, we recommend picking the Torque 6.
Our favorite line for the Douglas Sky G is the Scientific Anglers Amplitude MPX fly line. The Amplitude series features the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, these lines will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science. MSRP $129.95