In this episode the Fly-Fishing Insider Podcast, Greg Speak with Fred Contaoi the top Fly rod designer for Douglas Outdoors, which is based in NY, USA.
Greg and Fred talk about Fred’s early entry to both fly fishing and rod designing and development at early ages. Feeds talks about the early days of designing fly rods with his mentoring company prior to becoming the top fly rod designer for Douglas outdoors, for many years now.
In this podcast episode Greg asks Fred bout the rich history of Douglas outdoors that dates back to many years ago, with the early development of the Douglaston river. We also learn about the family’s history and progression into the fly-fishing industry as a premium rod producer.
Later in the show Greg asks Fred why the new Douglas Sky G is such a great rod and really dominates the fly rod market in freshwater rods. To which Fred tells us about the new tapers and technology that goes into theses rods. Fred also mentions about why Douglas is such a sought-after rod and he even hits as to what’s next for Douglas fly rods in their line up rods, Micro Spey? This truly is a great episode where the guys talk freely about fly rods and trends as well as species specific rods.
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Top takeaways from this episode
- When you’re a small company, think of a fly rod that covers everything in a build.
2.Winning awards is often what it will take to truly take off.
- In the build, its important to find the components that people want.
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- Douglas Outdoors
- Rock Treads
- Pure Fishing
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