Arizona Bassmaster Elite Series pro Dean Rojas announced recently that his long-time relationship with Quantum has ended and he'll use Duckett Fishing rods and reels in 2014. He's also joined the pro staff of lighting manufacturer Rigid Industries.
"It's really nice to be working with a company that's aggressive and trying to take some market share," he said of his deal with Duckett Fishing. "Their goal is to produce the best rods and reels on the market and as close as they work with their pro staff, they can make changes very quickly to get it right."
His relationship with Quantum ran for two decades.
"Both sides looked at where our limitations were and neither of us really felt comfortable with where we were at. It was just a deal where the time came for both of us to move on – they had their reasons and I had mine. Both sides had to make a business decision and I thank them for all the years they helped me. It was definitely a good ride."
His deal with Phoenix-based Rigid Industries will run for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.
"I look forward to helping them navigate this marine market and getting as many people as possible to run those lights," he said.