Douglas SKY G Fly Rod · 9' · 5 wt.


Rod length
Line weight
8 wt
11 wt
4 wt
6 wt
5 wt
Grip type
Full wells with fighting butt
Reverse half wells
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Danny Salinas, Fly Fishing Expert
Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Skyler B, Fly Fishing Expert
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Best for intermediate to advanced anglers seeking versatile, high-performance, and lightweight fly rod for freshwater applications.

Great for
  • PerformanceHighly praised for all-around performance in various conditions.
  • CastabilityLaser accuracy at 40 - 70ft, lightweight for all-day casting.
  • VersatilityHandles any technique, suitable for different water conditions.
  • AccuracyLaser accuracy at 40 - 70ft.
Good for
  • SensitivitySoft tip allows delicate fly presentations.
  • DurabilityQuality components but cord handle and single foot guides questioned.
  • Casting easePerforms well but loses power after 75ft mark.
  • QualityHigh-quality rod but handle and guides quality questioned.
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The Douglas Sky G is an award-winning series of fly rods, with 7 models to fit nicely into any angler’s quiver. Thanks to Douglas’ G-Tech Platelet technology, which uses Graphene in the rod blank, the Sky G has a high rate of recovery, is lightweight, and features finesse and power. This all adds up to precise casting that subtly delivers the fly to the target. This series of rods is for anyone looking for a premium rod experience without the top-tier price tag.

Key Features:

  • Proprietary G-Tech Platelets – This strong durable technology increases sensitivity and decreases weight for a smooth action.
  • Travel Rod and Sock – Powder Coated aluminum tube and a moisture-wicking rod sock, for travel and storage of the rod.
  • AAAA Flor Grade Cork – Top graded cork for a premium look and feel.
  • Alignment Dots – For quick and easy rigging to get fishing faster.
  • Lifetime Warranty – The Douglas Outdoors Fly Rod Warranty Claim is a no-fault full replacement warranty program. The fee is $35 per damaged section.

Use Cases:

  • SKY G 4864- Single-Handed Trout & Panfish; General purpose trout rod, perfect for dry fly fishing.
  • SKY G 4904- Single-Handed Trout & Panfish; Dry fly fishing for larger waters. This will turn over light line nymph rigs, and small streamers. Also a good option for a single-handed trout spey rod.
  • SKY G 5904- Single-Handed Trout & Panfish; The 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.
  • SKY G 6904- 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.
  • SKY G S6904- Single-Handed saltwater safe; This rod is ideal for inshore fishing for seatrout, pompano, puppy drum or schoolie strippers
  • SKY G 8904- Single-Handed, Saltwater Safe rod for bass, bonefish, salmon, steelhead, and redfish.
  • SKY G 11904- Single-Handed, Saltwater Safe perfect rod for bass, musky, pike, and small tarpon.
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Rylyn S., Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange, Fly Fishing Expert
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4.96 average rating

Rod length9'0"
Line weight5 wt
StyleSingle hand
Water typeFreshwater
Grip typeReverse half wells
Rod weight (oz.)2.4
Fishing typeFly
Fish speciesBass, Trout, Panfish
ModelSKY G 5904

Rylyn S. owns this product
I own this fly rod in the 5wt and 6wt and truly feel that these two fly rods are the best in their class, especially for trout applications. I have casted the 8wt in saltwater and prefer other 8wt options out there for saltwater specifically for distance. This fly rod in the 8wt loses power around the 70 - 75'... Read more
Ideal for
  • Best fly rod for all-around performance in the 22-22 shootout.
  • Laser accuracy at 40 - 70ft.
  • Truly a great rod for freshwater with multiple saltwater options.
Not ideal for
  • Very little I can say regarding cons here. In the 8wt, this fly rod loses its power after the 75ft mark.
  • Not the best fly rod in high winds.
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Rylyn S.
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Skyler B owns this product
The 9' 5wt has always been considered the Swiss army knife of fly rods so I was willing the splurge for a rod that can do it all. After seeing the Douglas Sky G win the Yellowstone 5wt shootout, I had to give it a try for myself. Having done that, I don't plan on going back to any other... Read more
Ideal for
  • Ultra Lightweight for all day castability
  • Extremely versatile. Able to throw dries, nymphs, and streamers
  • Able to be both powerful and delicate for accurate casting within all trout ranges
Not ideal for
  • Doesn't load line as well up close and not as sensitive for landing flies in the "barley have any fly line out" range.
Reviewed by:
Skyler B
Fly Fishing Expert
Andrew Grandemange owns this product
I own the 9' 5wt Douglas Sky G and it is hands down the best fly rod I have ever owned. This rod is an absolute blast to fish with. It is accurate with a soft tip allowing this fast action rod to present flies to easily spooked fish. The rod is extremely light allowing me to fish the entire... Read more
Ideal for
  • This fly rod is very light (5wt = 2.7oz)
  • This fast action rod make very accurate casts
  • Capable of delicate fly presentations
Not ideal for
  • The quality of the cord handle does not look as good as I would expect for a high end rod
  • This rod uses single foot guides to decrease weight but I prefer the look and increased durability of traditional snake guides
Reviewed by:
Andrew Grandemange
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