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Just wondering if anyone has got to see the new Bucco? Seen it on tackle warehouse was wondering if it is a good rod or not. Has all Fuji parts.

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I have not used the rods buy Falcon always makes good quality rods usually a little on the heavy side but these should be lighter with the split grips. They are good looking rods.

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St. Croix now falcon have come out with a $100 price range in rods this year wonder who is next.
What else do you need?Both of those company's are top notch IMO

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The new Falcon rods look awesome.  Can't wait to see the new Skeet Reese Rods, suppose to be in the same price range as well.  Nice to have a bigger selection of awesome looking rods.

Later, :o

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The new Falcon rods look awesome. Can't wait to see the new Skeet Reese Rods, suppose to be in the same price range as well. Nice to have a bigger selection of awesome looking rods.

Later, :o

any previews of the ''skeet reese rods'' ( pics of them)

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Unfortunately nothing yet.  Hope to hear some more information soon.

Later, :o

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I ordered the 6'10" Heavy action thinking they would fly off the shelves pretty quick and wanted to check one out.  I don't have any dealers here locally in Wa that carry the latest rods and reels so I pretty much have to rely on this website, Tackle Tour, or buying it myself without seeing it before hand.

Overall, it looks like a nice rod, very similar to the Original, except for the split grip and blank-thru reel seat.  Only 8 guides (including tip) vice the 10 I'm used to for a rod of this length.  The tag says they're Fuji, but there's nothing else to indicate what kind or what they're made of.  The blank has a matte finish, except for the first few inches above the handle around the hook keeper (which is the old, closed style), with attractive red highlights on the windings.  The winding checks are black rubber vice aluminum or other metal.  The EVA foam grip feels good (though more firm than that of a Carrot Stix), but has a slight bulge in it (similar to the grip on the Kislter Magnesium series) which I don't particularly care for.  The butt end of the split grip has relatively sharp edges (for foam and composite cork) unlike the rounded off versions I've seen on other rods.  It's pretty lightweight, at just a shade over 4oz (with the tags still on).  For the record, the Falcon Heavy looks more like a Medium-Heavy from most other manufacturers.

I'm still debating whether I want to keep it or return it for another Powell.  I love both my Powells and think they're worth the extra $30 for the Alconite guides and better grip, but I was really looking for something in between the 6'8" and 7' models they offer.

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Decided to send it back and get another Powell instead.  I just can't get over the grip, the non-Concept guide spacing, and the non-lifetime warranty.  Good rod, but for even less money I could get a St.Croix Mojo, which in my opinion, is a better finished and better looking rod.  That is, if I could find someone that had them in stock.  So I think, I'll add another $30 and get a Powell instead.  Now I just have to figure out which one....

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Decided to send it back and get another Powell instead. I just can't get over the grip, the non-Concept guide spacing, and the non-lifetime warranty. Good rod, but for even less money I could get a St.Croix Mojo, which in my opinion, is a better finished and better looking rod. That is, if I could find someone that had them in stock. So I think, I'll add another $30 and get a Powell instead. Now I just have to figure out which one....

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