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Asked awhile back if anyone used the bucoo.  Its been a little longer since they were introduced and wondering if anyone now has had any experience with them?

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Someone on another forum purchased one from TW and returned it for a Mojo. They said that the rod was fairly heavy and the quality was just not there...he mentioned something about the guide spacing and there only being 7 guides I think...

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Here's my post from a couple weeks ago:

"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."

It's on its way back to TW as I type, and will soon be replaced by a Powell 705C.

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Here's my post from a couple weeks ago:

"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."

It's on its way back to TW as I type, and will soon be replaced by a Powell 705C.

Must have been tough to fore go the 3 extra guides   ;D

This kinda sucks, the Bucoo seems like it would be a nice rod for a nice price, considering the swarm over the St. Croix mojo.  I was thinking about one but I don't guess so now, I can handle 9 guides but no less.

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