Duckett Fishing Micro Magic Spinning Rod
Can't wait to throw this rod!
Spent 2 hours @ BPS today looking for a new drop shot rod. I had a Loomis GL-2, St Croix Rage, Shimano Crucial, and an Abu Veritas in my hand. (I own St. Croix, Loomis GLX, and Falcon rods, so im naturally bias toward them.) Compared them all to the Duckett DFMM70MS and it was lighter and more sensitive than the other 4. I decided to go with it.
I did notice one issue, luckily before I got to the checkout - one of the guides was messed up. The insert was in the guide crooked, making the top razor sharp. That could have been a problem. I went back and swapped it out.
All in all, seems just as nice as rods 2x the price.
Can't wait to give it a try, will report back.
February 4, 2012
These rods are truly awesome.
I was impressed with Boyd's refusal to compromise quality for a payout when he was with the last company. So I tried this rod out of sheer respect. I didn't think it would be much different than my other mid range rods. I was dead wrong. These rods are light, cast a mile and weigh nothing, Plus they're kind of cool looking! Was also skeptical about the micro guides. I am now convinced that all rods will have these one day. I fish mono, braid and FC with these. Incidentally I paired these extremely light rods with the extremely light Shimano Stradic CI4 and you can hardly tell you're holding anything.
May 15, 2011
Most Bang for your Buck
This rod is awesome. It's amazing how light and sensitive this rod is while still maintaining good backbone. I bought the 7ft Medium Light for primarily shaky heads and honestly I don't think I could have bought a better shaky head rod than if I had have spent $500 on it. It has flexible tip great for shaking the worm around and giving it lots of action, but it also still has good backbone for setting the hook. And did I mention how light this thing is, I couldn't believe it when I felt it for the first time. I paired it up with a Pfluger President reel and I love it. Perfect balance. Anyways if you thinking of buying this rod and have something holding you back on it let it go, you won't regret it.
September 25, 2011
I've been fishing for about two years now using the cheap $20 rods. I really didn't know how important the reel and rod was when it came to fishing. A good friend shared with me, that if I was gone to fish for the Big Bass, that I needed to step my game up. So, I purchased the Boyd Duckett Micro Magic Spinning Rod and laced it up with the Shimano Stradic CI44000F. This combo is ridiculous light and the rod is extremely sensitive. Also, the casting seems to be endless. The other day, I cast clear across a large canal and got hung up in some saw grass…lol. My fish catching ratio has definitely gone to another level. So, far I’ve caught 15 – 20 bass ranging from 2 – 5 lbs. in my first weekend out. (From the banks) Now it’s straight “BEAST Mode”. Lake Okeechobee 10 + pound Bass, here I come…. HK (Sarasota – West Palm, FL)
May 19, 2011