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#11603628 - 05/14/16 11:32 PM Bit The Duckett Bullet
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
Got me a Duckett Ghost med cranking rod today. Put my new Shimano Caenan on it. Can't wait to try it out. Love how it feels in my hand.

2 more weeks of baseball and then its time to hit the water in June. I'm ready for some fishing.
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#11603633 - 05/14/16 11:38 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 240
Loc: Joshua, TX
Just got my first one last week. Feels like a good rod to me so far.
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#11603638 - 05/14/16 11:55 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
JoeFriday Online   content
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Registered: 05/23/13
Posts: 732
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I like their blanks. Their guides are less than durable. You can't knock them around much without losing one.
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#11603655 - 05/15/16 02:07 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
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Registered: 02/28/03
Posts: 2727
Loc: Tx
the guides are terrible
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#11603667 - 05/15/16 04:17 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Jigfish]
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Registered: 12/18/15
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Loc: Wichita Falls/DFW
Originally Posted By: Jigfish
the guides are terrible


+1

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#11603782 - 05/15/16 08:28 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Finesse Master]
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Registered: 02/08/10
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Loc: Tx
Originally Posted By: Finesse Master
Originally Posted By: Jigfish
the guides are terrible


+1

And they're underpowered.

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#11603785 - 05/15/16 08:30 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
Anchorman Offline
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Registered: 03/02/15
Posts: 1172
Loc: Small Town NE Texas
What's the deal with the guides? I thought I was buying a top quality rod dang it!

I guess I'll be filling out that warranty card. I've never been hard on rods but I was going to give this rig to my son for his first bait caster. If their guides aren't durable I might need to pick another rod for him and keep this one for myself.
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#11603842 - 05/15/16 09:27 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
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Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1959
They are very nice rods, they're just not very durable.

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#11603862 - 05/15/16 09:35 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
OneFishAway Offline
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Registered: 02/17/15
Posts: 381
Loc: Haslet
Great rods IMO. They are he only rod i fish with and own over a dozen. I have lost a couple of guides but never broke a rod. I'm not exactly easy on them either. I think you'll be satisfied. I always store them with a rod sock in the rod box.
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#11603870 - 05/15/16 09:41 AM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
Cast Online   content
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Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4731
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Why are the guides failing on these rods? What brand and type are the eyes? All my rods are way old, I wound them myself using Fuji ceramics and have never had a guide fail on me.
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#11604098 - 05/15/16 01:32 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Cast]
outfishdya Offline
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Loc: Highland Lewisvillage
Originally Posted By: Cast
Why are the guides failing on these rods? What brand and type are the eyes? All my rods are way old, I wound them myself using Fuji ceramics and have never had a guide fail on me.

Micro eyelets are bad about snapping if you break off a snag. If the line breaks somewhere inside the eyelets, usually at the reel, the line will wrap eyelets on its way out of the guides. It will pull them off the rod.
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#11604245 - 05/15/16 03:38 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
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Registered: 09/10/08
Posts: 400
Loc: sherman, texas
I have several brands of rods with 3 of them being ducketts. 2 of the 3 have lost one or more eyes. Called duckett rods and they send me several eyes in the mail. I will not own any more.

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#11604314 - 05/15/16 04:32 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 719
I don't know what they are doing to the guides, but I've had 4 for awhile and never had an issue. I don't really run my weights into the guides though

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#11604504 - 05/15/16 06:15 PM Re: Bit The Duckett Bullet [Re: Anchorman]
Tick... Offline
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Registered: 02/09/12
Posts: 217
Loc: lee county florida ...
I like fuji alconite guides Powell Rods uses them fugi makes many different ones top quality guides are expensive, I have been on many boats where the driver leaves the tip and other guides chattering on the glass rail near the console never good for the guides.


Edited by Tick... (05/15/16 06:18 PM)
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