Fishing Equipment Manufacturer Duckett Fishing Relocates Headquarters to Guntersville
GUNTERSVILLE, Alabama – Duckett Fishing, which produces microguide technology fishing rods, is moving its headquarters from Demopolis to Guntersville by mid-summer.
Duckett Fishing will be the first major tenant of the 69,000-acre Conners Island Business Park, which abuts Guntersville Lake, according to a press release from the Town of Guntersville.
Guntersville Lake, one of the world’s leading bass fisheries, will be the site of the 2014 Bassmaster Classic.
Company owner and CEO Boyd Duckett, winner of the 2007 Bassmaster Classic, said the lakeside location was critical in the decision to move to Guntersville.
“In my opinion, Guntersville Lake is the largest bass fishing lake in the country, and the town of Guntersville is one of the most beautiful places in the world,” he said. âI am delighted that the city is welcoming Duckett Fishing to its business community, and the business park fits naturally into our operation.
Guntersville Mayor Leigh Dollar agreed it was a perfect combination.
âGuntersville is extremely happy to welcome Duckett Fishing to our community,â she said. âWith fishing and tourism being key pillars of our economy, we couldn’t have picked a better choice for the first major tenant of Conners Island Business Park. “
Duckett is a professional angler who competes in the BASS Elite Series and the Outdoor Channel Major League Fishing.
His company began operations in late 2009 with its production of MicroMagic rods, the first rods produced for the public that use smaller-than-average guides called microguides. The company now offers three predominant lines: MicroMagic, White Ice and MacroMagic.
Elite Series competitors Terry Scroggins, Kelly Jordon, Tim Horton, Byron Velvick, Jason Quinn, Jason Williamson and Pete Ponds are some of the professional anglers who rival Duckett rods.
Conners Island Business Park is an Alabama AdvantageSite, which provides a smooth locate process and is recognized as a primary data center location for TVA. The park is owned by the Guntersville Industrial Development Board and is co-managed with the Town of Guntersville.