A favorite of professional anglers on
the FLW and BASS Tours, the F6-72X4 Destruction offers the maximum in
power, feel and control. Ideally suited for pitching and casting all jig
and Texas-rig setups in weight ranges of ¼- ¾ oz., the Destruction will
also make for a great flipping stick. The 7’2” length and medium-fast
taper also lend themselves well for Carolina rigs, football jigs, big
spinnerbaits, and deep diving crankbaits like the Deep-X 300. Anglers
who prefer longer rods for their ability to take up more line in hookset
and increased casting distance will enjoy the F6-72X4 paired with
Dragon Call line in tests of 12-30lbs.
The rods of Megabass Pros Aaron Martens, Shin Fukae and Randy Blaukat
on the BASS Elite and FLW Tours, the Orochi X4 series represent
Megabass’ most significant development in multi-axis blank technology.
Featuring proprietary Hi-Tension Active X4 Matrix blanks, Megabass has
built a rod that is both lighter and stronger. This seeming
contradiction is made possible by two technological advances:
- Active X4 Matrix wrap
- Adaptive 40 and 46 ton high modulus graphite
The Active X4 Matrix increases tension and stiffness significantly
with a 4-axis carbon graphite wrap (think “X” superimposed on “+” to get
an idea of the pattern). These exceedingly tough fibers wrap tightly
around the blank from butt-end to second guide, increasing backbone,
leverage and power on the water without adding unnecessary bulk.
However, a wrap can never substitute for blank construction—and Megabass
does not disappoint. The Orochi X4 features an adaptive blank of
carefully selected 40 and 46 ton graphite. This allows for truly
adaptive blank construction that takes into account the specific needs
of each stress-point under varying load-levels—meaning that every single
inch of your blank is optimally tuned with the best graphite for the
job. This adaptive core is further reinforced by its own braided 2-axis
“XX” pattern micro-carbon fiber cross-weave, which runs the entire
length of the blank.
The X4 series is rounded-out with Fuji stainless steel SiC guides,
custom reel seats, and an aggressively tapered handle (on baitcasting
models only) inspired by US pro anglers. This grip features a quick
taper behind the reel seat that not only feels more comfortable hour
after hour, but also increases your gripping power by providing a more
manageable size for your third and fourth finger. This taper extends a
few inches, then settles into a slim handle that stays out of the way
when working jerbaits and jigging, etc.
With a blank that starts off with adaptive graphite construction,
followed by a 2-axis micro carbon fiber wrap, finished off with a 4-axis
carbon backbone—you get a rod that is incredibly strong and resistant
to off-axis torque, yet also light and exceptionally sensitive. And with
ergonomic grips and a 3-Year Warranty, you will be comfortably fishing
this rod for years to come.