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Should I buy a Boyd Duckett Micro Magic or a G-Loomis GL2? The Loomis will cost about $30 extra. I have a Duckett already and I love it, I've never had a Loomis but I hear they are excellent. I am buying a heavy action as I will be using the rod for punching and heavy cover Bass fishing. Opinions?
This post was edited by RMFT1422 2 years ago
Loomis is the cats ass
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Sorry bud, I've never owned either. I own 3 St. Croix Avid's and the brand kinda stuck until they piss me off.
This post was edited by I3usdriver 2 years ago
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I've always heard that Loomis was top notch, you just don't see many people using them. I know the Duckett's are lightweight and sensitive, just haven't heard much feedback on the GL2 other than it won best rod at iCast 2011.
I looked at the St. Croix mojo bass, but I know the guy that owns the tackle store so he gave me a discount. He doesn't carry St. Croix so that kinda knocked them out of the running.
Oh ok well I don't think you could go wrong with GLoomis. I don't know of the other brand you mentioned. I'll have to google it.
Oh ok same guy who made carrot stix rods. My brother has one. Good rod.
I love GLoomis rods... tough, light, sensitive. Not sure if they are better than the Duckett since I haven't tried one but hard to beat a Loomis..
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GL2 all day dog
I like Powel rods myself but in that comparison I would go with Loomis hands down,no questions asked.
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I personally love my Shakespeare Ugly Stick, but that's just me. I use mine for Pike, Bass, and Musky though so I got it for all around use.
This post was edited by MaizeandBlue21 2 years ago
Yea he left Carrot stix over some argument about the development process. I have a Duckett cranking rod paired with an Abu Garcia Revo SX and it's my favorite combo. Thanks to everyone for their input!
One of my friends is a FLW pro and he is sponsored by Powell, I might have to try one of his out.
I just bought the Abu Gracia Vertias and it's a great rod for a good price.
G-Loomis! I have 22 of all types and they are the best I have found. I like Kistler rods as well but not enough difference to justify the thousands of dollars to make the change.
i have several Loomis rods, love them all. the best combo i have is STR1104C with a Shimano Calcutta 200B1
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He left because Carrot sticks were breaking because of bad materials.
Loomis all the way. The main difference between Loomis and companies like Duckett is going to be in the blanks they use. Loomis is especially known for making high quality blanks.
Since they redesigned the GL2 it looks much cooler. That may sound dumb, but for me, part of picking my gear is how it is going to look. The redesigned GL2 will be the only second time Loomis has gone to split grip design.
I have heard some good things about the Duckett rods, but for me I would go with G Loomis.
My fav is the UglyStick Intercoastal....Its only $40 I believe and its hellva deal, some people dont use the UglySticks anymore with all these new fancy rods out. And I dont use the original ones either, but the Intercoastal is a little different(its also black and blue instead of black n red like the original) and I would really recomend it. Not sure what exactly your fishing for, but I use the Intercoastal for inshore fishing, down here in Daytona on the Halifax for Reds,Snook,Tarpon,Trout,Mangroove snapper etc... If your looking for a good deal, the UglyStick Intercoastal is the way to go.
Have a Veritas that I use for worm fishing and I agree that it's a great rod for $100. As for the guy talking about how much cooler the GL2 looks, I totally agree, I wouldn't even consider it if it didn't have split handles.
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The duckett for the quality and the waranty. All ducketts are more of an even parabolic bend so you definitely want to go with XH instead of H for punching. Waranty is important with both of these rods as you can count on them both breaking eventually. If you want the gloomis and dont want to spend the extra money, buy a shimano as they use the same blank. (I believe shimano own gloomis now? not sure) If I can recall correctly a cumara has the GLX blank, a Crucial = IMX and Compre = GL2.
A new flipping rod out that has caught my eye is the Halo Rods, Twilight series flipping stick designed by JT Kenney. Warranty is sweet on this one too. It is hard to find the flipping stick though cause they are a hot comodity among those who have touched them.
This post was edited by SocialTwerker 2 years ago
i had no idea the Spanish Fly was killed
EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. -- Authorities say it appears the host of a popular fishing show was killed when his single-engine plane crashed in southwest Florida. The Collier County Sheriffs Office reports that a small plane owned by Jose Wejebe crashed into a field around 5 p.m.
That is awful. He had one of the best fishing shows ever on TV. Man, that really sucks. But this guy lived more than 99% of people ever will.
As for the OP and OQ, I like GLoomis rods a lot. I have one on my 965 Penn International. But in my experience they are a bit of an over kill for freshwater fishing.
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