Douglas

Douglas DXF Fly Rod · 8'6" · 4 wt

$459.00

Rod length
8'6"
9'0"
9'6"
10'0"
10'6"
11'0"
11'6"
Line weight
7 wt
8 wt
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2 wt
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4 wt
9 wt
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5 wt
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Captain Mark Freeman, Fly Fishing Expert
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I love pounding the banks with Salmon Flies, Hoppers and Streamers and the 9' 6 wt. DXF is my go-to rod. It has a medium fast action with plenty of power to deliver bigger flies with precision into a stiff wind but slow enough to be easy casting for beginners and experts alike. It is very light weight (under 3 ozs.) so I can cast it all day without my arm feeling like it's falling off and has a fit and finish matching rods costing twice the price.

Ideal for
  • The 9' 6 wt. is a great rod for bigger waters, larger flies and streamers.
  • Unmatched preformance in the 20' to 60' range.
  • Beautiful fit and finish. Wood reel seat and top quality components.
Not ideal for
  • Not a good saltwater/long distance rod.
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The Douglas DXF Fly Rod Series is a comprehensive lineup of mid-priced rods designed to fit the needs of many different anglers and fishing scenarios.

Key Features

  • Optimized Rod Blank – Douglas Outdoors engineered this rod to increase strength and precision casting.
  • High-quality Components – This rod has been rafted using high-quality components, such as burled-wood reel seats on freshwater single-hand models, hard chrome snake guides, and AAA Cork grips.
  • Rod Tube & Cloth Sock – The DXF is packaged with a CORDURA® rod tube and cloth sock for travel and storage.
  • Peace of Mind – These rods are backed by Douglas's lifetime warranty just in case the unthinkable happens.

Use Cases

  • DXF 4864 is geared toward single-handed trout & panfish. It's a general purpose trout rod, perfect for dry fly fishing.
  • DXF 5864 is geared toward single-handed trout & panfish. This rod takes advantage of a heavier line weight for larger dry flies, light nymph rigs, and small streamers.
  • DXF 3904 is geared toward single-handed trout & panfish. This rod that is truly made for dry fly fishing as it's delicate enough for light tippets, but with the length for easy line control for great drifts.
  • DXF 4904 is geared toward single-handed trout & panfish. It's best for dry fly fishing for larger waters and is also a good option for a single-handed trout spey rod.
  • DXF 5904 is geared toward single-handed trout & panfish. It's an all-around freshwater rod for dry fly fishing, nymphing with indicators, and small- to medium-sized streamers. This is for the angler that wants a rod to cover most fishing situations.
  • DXF 6904 is is geared toward single-handed bass, carp, trout & panfish. This rod is a good start for larger freshwater species, where the fly is a bit bigger and needs more power to deliver it to the target. This would include larger dry flies, heavier nymph rigs, and most streamers, and deer hair bass poppers.
  • DXF 7904 is a single-handed, saltwater-safe streamer rod for bass, large trout, panfish, salmon, and steelhead.
  • DXF 8904 is single handed and saltwater safe for bass bonefish, salmon, steelhead, and redfish.
  • DXF 9904 is single handed and saltwater safe for larger species like bass, permit, musky, pike, redfish, salmon, and steelhead.
  • DXF 10904 is a single-handed, saltwater-safe rod for bass, musky, pike, and small tarpon.
  • DXF 12904 is a single-handed, saltwater-safe rod designed for large predatory species GT, musky, and tarpon.
  • DXF 6964 is single handed, saltwater safe, and perfect for medium-sized fish like bass, carp, trout, small salmon, and steelhead.
  • DXF 2104 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing rod for light presentations and small fish.
  • DXF 3104 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing rod for light presentations and small fish.
  • DXF 4104 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing for tight-line nymphing and overhead casting.
  • DXF 5104 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing rod for tight-line nymphing and overhead casting.
  • DXF 41064 is a two-handed switch rod for single-hand spey or switch casting to trout and other small freshwater species.
  • DXF 51064 is a two-handed switch rod for single-hand spey or switch casting to trout and smallmouth.
  • DXF 61064 is a two-handed switch rod for casting to salmon steelhead and big trout.
  • DXF 3114 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing rod with a little extra length for light presentations and small fish in larger water.
  • DXF 4114 is a single-handed Euro-style nymphing rod with a little extra length for tight line presentation on larger water.
  • DXF 71164 is a two-handed switch rod made for bass, salmon, and steelhead.
  • DXF 81164 is a two-handed switch rod made for large bass, salmon, and steelhead.
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Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Rod length8'6"
Line weight4 wt
Pieces4
StyleSingle hand
ActionModerate fast
Water typeFreshwater and Saltwater
ColorMatte green
Grip typeReverse half wells
Rod weight (oz.)2.4
Rod materialCarbon
Fly fishing typeNymphs
Fishing typeFly
Fish speciesTrout, Panfish
Fly fishing techniqueNymphs / Wet
ModelDXF 4864

4.6/5
Captain Mark Freeman owns this product
I love pounding the banks with Salmon Flies, Hoppers and Streamers and the 9' 6 wt. DXF is my go-to rod. It has a medium fast action with plenty of power to deliver bigger flies with precision into a stiff wind but slow enough to be easy casting for beginners and experts alike. It is very light... Read more
Ideal for
  • The 9' 6 wt. is a great rod for bigger waters, larger flies and streamers.
  • Unmatched preformance in the 20' to 60' range.
  • Beautiful fit and finish. Wood reel seat and top quality components.
Not ideal for
  • Not a good saltwater/long distance rod.
Reviewed by:
Captain Mark Freeman
Fly Fishing Expert

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