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Just got my first Boyd Duckett rod! its a seven foot heavy split grip casting rod! As far as i can telll it looks like a solid rod not to mention it just looks beautiful! The micro guides make the rod look so clean and smooth! I try it out this weekend for the first time at Lake Sinclair! Going to be flipping docks all day with this puppy! Its super light and feels light than my varitas! Anybody ever used these rods? Let me know what yall think!

Thanks

-Ryan

Cast and Destroy

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For got to post the pic! Here it is! Paired it up with my PT energy burner ratio!

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I have two Skeet Reese micro guide rods and they are super.

Long casts and balanced nicely.

They look sharp, too, especially when I add the purple and gold LSU reel to the yellow rods.

I am sure you will live your Ducketts. :)

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I now have two of the duckett rods. 7' and 7'3". Awesome rods. At times I think I could almost tell you how many divots are on a rock. I've heard a couple others mention some other rods that they thought were lighter and more sensitive...I am very willing to try out them rods to compare. The duckett won me over the first time i used it though. I was even suprised about the tips and ice in the winter. The micro guides actually wisk away the water like a squegee so the only eye that normally gets iced over is the tip (which is easily fixed by submerging the rod in the water). So far, it scores an A+ across the board for me.

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i have 4 of these rods i dont think you will be disappointed

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I haven't fished with a Duckett rod yet, but picked one up at BPS. I was really impressed, you should like the combo! Enjoy and post pictures of anything caught on it.

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I have the 6'9"MH and I really like it. I like the tip action, the micros, balance and the sensitivity. Just like Powells, the "bang for buck" is excellent! I wouldn't hesitate to get another.

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have two duckett rods and am happy with them, but have a carrot stix micro 7'2" that is the lightest i have ever used. i have not tried any of the real expensive rods though.

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My sole complaint of the Duckett rods is that their warranty process is... lacking, let's say. They're not terribly forgiving in the damage department and aren't terribly willing to replace a rod that is not deemed to be "defective." I have had a couple issues with them, both guide and blank, and the process is a pain. I sold those that I had earlier this year. I think they're a fine rod for the money, sensitive primarily because of the weight, the graphite itself is not of super quality. For the rod, at its highest price, that doesn't break the $170 mark I really think they're a pretty good value for the average budget minded angler looking for higher performance without breaking the bank. You get a fair amount of rod for the money and that's never a bad thing; if they were of higher quality graphite, I think they'd be a much better rod, as well. That said, my feeling on most of the Duckett lineup is that for as good, if not better, a rod you can spend less money on the BPS Carbonlite Micro. I continue to be impressed by the Carbonlite, with the added benefit that it isn't that ghastly white color!

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It may just be a matter of opinion...and only that. But I have two of the carbonlites as well. I tried to use them as my jig/worm rod and it just didn't cut it for me. I do still use the 7'Heavy as a riggin rod, but the sensitivity is more apparent in the Duckett and even the carrotstix for me. I don't use braid very often at all. And, i didn't give the carbonlite the fairest chance, I usually used it with an Abu Orra so it was always a little heavier than my other rods. But I never felt like I had as much of a connection with the lure with them rods.

I get my rods at a local sporting goods place usually. And my warranty is through him most often. So if it was to break by default of its own, he would exchange it and he would be the one dealing with the issue. Now that I have a couple white rods, I wouldn't want to pay the 150-170 price tag on them. But I would jump on some deals at 100-125, for that price, you will not be disappointed. Same with the carbonlites....I wouldn't pay 100-125, but it'd be an awesome deal at 75-95. just my opinion of course.

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