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. For complete details, please click the ‘warranty’ link at the bottom of the page.