Two of the world’s top competitive bass anglers – Terry Scroggins and Kelly Jordon – have joined Duckett Fishing’s 2010 professional staff, company founder and owner Boyd Duckett announced today.
Scroggins and Jordon have each earned the elite status known as BASS “millionaires” because they have earned more than $1 million in Bass Angler Sportsman Society competition. They will join Elite Series anglers Byron Velvick, Jason Williamson, Pete Ponds and former Classic champion and company owner Duckett on the Duckett Fishing team. The anglers will compete this season with Duckett Fishing’s MICROMagic rods, fishing rods that utilize microguide technology.
“I don’t think you could find anyone in our business who wouldn’t say that Terry Scroggins and Kelly Jordon are among the top 10, maybe even top five, pro anglers today. There’s not a place we go with the Classic or during our Elite Series season that Terry and KJ aren’t a threat to win, so I’m extremely proud and excited to know that they will be part of our professional staff. In my opinion, with Terry and KJ, we’ve assembled a dream team,” Duckett said.
“What’s even better is that in addition to being to catch fish like few people in the world, Terry and KJ are class individuals and terrific representatives of our sport.”
Scroggins, of Palatka, Florida, is one of the top names on the BASS Elite Series tour. In 109 starts, Scroggins has earned five victories, with five second place and two third place finishes. He has had 26 top 10 and 42 top 20 finishes. He has finished in the top 50 on 80 occasions.
“Basically, Terry has finished in the top 10 in one out of every four events he’s fished,” Duckett said. “That’s so good it’s hard to imagine.”
Jordon, who is from Minieola, Texas, offers similar numbers. In his 128 starts in BASS competition, Jordon has four victories, five second place, three third place and 28 Top 10 finishes. Perhaps even more amazing, He has 51 Top 20 finishes and has finished among the top 50 in 86 of his 128 starts. Jordon was fourth in the 2009 Elite Series Angler-of-the-Year standings.
“It’s amazing that KJ actually flies a little under the radar. He’s one of the top anglers I’ve ever been around. I’ve watched him work, and he almost never makes mistakes,” Duckett said.
Duckett, the 2007 Classic champion and a highly successful businessman, announced the formation of Duckett Fishing in late November. Scroggins and Jordon will be competing with Duckett Fishing’s premier product: a lightweight rod known as MICROMagic that utilizes microguide technology.
“I’m really excited to be a part of what’s happening at Duckett Fishing,” Scroggins said. “Boyd is a top-notch angler, and he’s got great business sense. He saw an opportunity to put together something special with the new rods. I’ve never fished with anything this good, so I’m really looking forward to this season.”
Jordon said his trust in Duckett’s experience and business instincts were strong factors in his decision to join the company’s pro staff.
“I’m really glad to have this chance to join Boyd at Duckett Fishing. Boyd talked to me a while back about what he’s doing, and I knew when he told me about it that I wanted to be a part of it,” Jordon said. “I think it’s going to be an excellent company, and I can tell you this. Duckett Fishing has created one heck of a rod, and it will be a pleasure using them this year.”