Christened the “Launcher,” the F5-711XXG is designed with the backbone and action necessary to power bombing casts and control the fight. Casts load into the powerful carbon mid-section to drive greater distance from the Orochi Launcher’s 7’11” frame. Every added foot your lure flies translates into increased depth and/or time in the target zone, getting the most out of medium and deep-diving crankbaits. However, casting is only half the battle: the Launcher’s fast-tapered blank quickly loads to drive hookpoints home with sweeping hooksets, relying on the power of carbon to take the fight to monsters in the deep. The glass tip transmits the digging action of diving crankbaits, presents the ideal “give” to allow predators to take in your bait, and absorbs headlong dashes and shakes at the side of the boat to keep trebles from tearing free. The Launcher is ideally suited for deep-diving cranks like the DEEP-X 300 and DEEP-SIX, and can even handle larger ultra-deep plugs.
The Launcher ships with a two-piece offset handle design for optimal mobility. The blank is inserted directly into the head-locker assembly for an incredibly tight, worry-free fit, and can be disassembled again for ease of transport, if desired.
Inspired by the Orochi, the ancient dragon god of water, the Orochi XX series seeks to capture the raw power and control of its namesake through Megabass’ cutting-edge multi-axis blank manufacturing process, and an uncompromising eye for quality.
Crafted of super low-resin carbon up to the 40-ton grade, the materials of each Orochi blank are custom matched to the rod’s intended application. Each blank features a vertical-axis carbon core wrapped with a 2-axis XX-Micro Carbon layer, followed by an additional vertical-axis carbon layer.
Each blank is then finished off with a 4-axis carbon wrap that goes from the butt section to the mid-section, for a total of 6-axis. Since carbon material is strongest along its axis, this unique manufacturing process adds significant strength to combat blank twist and improve overall structural integrity—all without adding unnecessary weight.
Each Orochi XX is purpose-built for tournaments, and our craftsmen know that a single cast can make all the difference. Each rod has a carefully selected range of tangle-free Fuji KWSG, KR-H, and Fuji small caliber Alconite guides for smooth casting and increased sensitivity; Fuji reel seats; Megabass custom ITO Head Locking Reel Seat (PAT.); a rubber/cork composite end cap to protect against fierce hook sets; and lastly, that fit and finish you can only expect from Megabass.