Douglas rod designer Fred Contaoi worked with Tom Murphey and his tech firm High Strain Dynamics to develop the Sky next generation fly rod. Formerly of the Air Force Research Lab, Dr. Murphey's expertise with graphite composites and passion for fishing brings true inovation in the form of incredibly strong, light and sensitive fly rods that redefine the fishing experience. This new series of fresh and saltwater fly rods, is constructed with the latest advances in nano carbon matrix materials. Douglas Sky high-performance rods combine light weight and strength in an easy to cast fast action made for for distance and reserve power. The two to five weight rods have plenty of strength and power while still protecting light tippets. The 6-12wt rods are easy to load and powerful for large topwater flies and streamers.