KLAPPER: Both are good rods to have and I have both types. I like the 13 Omen blacks because of there warranty's and I believe Duckett's don't have a warranty that I know of because I broke one and took it back to academy and they would not warranty the rod. But back to the Omen's I bought the 7 foot 3 inch m/h and liked it enough to buy some of the blacks and they are a little more espensive but really not that much difference. If you can go to anglers pro tackle in Richland hills and talk to Rick because he's one heck of a store owner and he's not there just to make money. But he will walk you through the rods to help you on what you want to do with it. It would benefit you in the long run. Good luck.