First Look: Douglas Outdoors Argus Reel

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Douglas Outdoors officially unveils their latest fly reel and it’s beautiful.

Douglas Outdoors has unveiled their new Argus reel, which is made right here in the USA, in Phoenix, New York (near Syracuse).

Douglas Outdoors Argus Fly Fishing ReelIt’s a classic click & pawl, with beautiful finish and feel. I’m not a big fan of traditional style fly reels, but I can see how this reel would be cherished by traditionalist anglers.


  • Made in upstate New York, USA
  • Machined bar stock 6061 aircraft aluminum
  • Standard arbor
  • Reversible click check with rim positioned adjustment
  • Marine brass reel foot
  • Type 2 annodized
  • Laser textured palming rim
  • Draw string chino twill fleeced lined reel bag

The new Argus reel is expected to be released on October 1, 2014 with a $375-$450 price tag. No matter what your thoughts are on traditional styling, it’s a beautiful reel. I personally think our sport has moved past the traditional look & styling these days, but nonetheless, I imagine this reel will see plenty of action on the water with some of the purists out there.

For more information on Douglas Outdoors, check out the Douglas website. While you’re there check out the other products they currently offer.

*Images courtesy of Douglas Outdoors.

Cory Perry
I'm a husband, father and fly fishing geek living in Greenville, SC. I'm down with slinging flies, tying flies and spending every minute I can enjoying the vast outdoors with my family and friends.

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