Jacob Wheeler, the top-ranked angler in the final 2018 BassFan World Rankings, has joined the pro staff of Duckett Fishing and will use rods and reels carrying the Duckett name during the inaugural season of the Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour.
“Jacob’s talents are undeniable, and the fact that he chooses to fish with us is an honor,” said Boyd Duckett, owner of Duckett Fishing. “He can resonate with aspiring anglers, providing them with a role model for exceptional fishing techniques.”
This spring, Duckett Fishing and Wheeler will release a new series of “Jacob Wheeler” rods and reels. The new line has been developed directly by Wheeler to match and support his style of fishing.
“Duckett’s rods and reels have a great reputation for quality,” said Wheeler. “Being a pro-driven company, these folks do this day in and day out. I can count on the fact they will always have a rod to fit my needs.
“Since I started to fish professionally, it has been a dream of mine to design a group of rods,” Wheeler added. “Designing my own series has given me the opportunity to create something specific that supports the right actions for everything I do, and now other anglers will have the opportunity to experience those same things on their rods.”
Wheeler joins the team at Duckett that already included current BPT anglers Timmy Horton, Kelly Jordan, Gary Klein, Jason Lambert, Dean Rojas and Duckett.