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Megabass Orochi XX Casting Rods

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Guided by Aaron Martens and Luke Clausen's vast tournament experience, and the functional artistry that is the company's trademark, Megabass introduces the improved Orochi XX casting rod series. These tournament-caliber rods were created with substantial input from Martens and Clausen and comprehensively cover all major tournament fishing applications. 

Inspired by the Orochi, the ancient dragon god of water, through these rods Megabass seeks to capture the raw power and precise control of the rods' namesake, while also capitalizing on their existing cutting-edge blank technology. 

Each Orochi XX casting rod is made with premium Japanese components and materials featuring a six-axis blank with low-resin carbon up to the 40-ton class. The multi-axis manufacturing process adds significant strength without adding unnecessary weight and is paired with the latest Fuji components for an uncompromising level of performance. Additionally, each rod features Megabass-custom guide settings, a Megabass custom ITO Head Locking Reel Seat, a rubber/cork composite end cap, a unique Megabass hook-keeper, and a finish unmatched in the industry. 

 

F10-80XX (2PC)

LENGTH

8'

POWER

XX-HEAVY

TAPER

MEDIUM-FAST

LURE RATING

2 – 8OZ

LINE RATING

20 – 40LB

RE-IMAGINED WITH MORE POWER AND A MEDIUM-FAST TAPER, THE OROCHI XX F10-80XX TAKES BIG-BAIT ANGLING TO NEW DIMENSIONS. DRAWING FROM THE KABT BLANK’S WELLSPRING OF POWER, THE METAL MICROFIBER-REINFORCED BLANK LAUNCHES HEAVYWEIGHTS LIKE THE I-SLIDE 262T AND MAGDRAFT 10IN WITH GREATER DISTANCE AND EASE.

REDESIGNED TAPER EXTENDS THE 8FT BLANK’S BEND-CURVE UNDER FULL LOAD, IMPROVING LANDING-RATIOS BY BETTER ABSORBING AND CONTROLLING THE SURGING RUNS AND HEART-STOPPING HEAD SHAKES OF DOUBLE-DIGIT MONSTERS. DOUBLE-FOOTED AND DOUBLE-WRAPPED FUJI® STAINLESS SIC GUIDES ARE CAREFULLY CONFIGURED TO DISTRIBUTE LOAD EVENLY AND SMOOTHLY, ENSURING THAT WHEN YOUR MONSTER BITE COMES, EVERY INCH OF THE F10-80XX WILL BRING THE FIGHT TO YOUR TROPHY.

EXTENDED GRIP LENGTH IMPROVES THE ERGONOMICS OF TWO-HANDED CASTING AND TUCKS SECURELY UNDERARM FOR STABILITY WHEN RETRIEVING HIGH-RESISTANCE LURES, WHILE ALSO PROVIDING MUCH-NEEDED LEVERAGE WHEN FIGHTING THAT FISH OF A LIFETIME.

*NOW OFFERED WITH A TWO-PIECE TACTICAL GRIP, THE F10-80XX’S BLANK CAN BE SEPARATED FROM THE GRIP ASSEMBLY FOR MOBILE DEPLOYMENT.

F4.5-611XX JERKBAIT SPECIAL

LENGTH

6'11"

POWER

MEDIUM

TAPER

FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 3/4OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB 

 

THE OROCHI XX JERKBAIT SPECIAL WAS REDESIGNED TO MORE FULLY REALIZE THE CORE COMPONENTS OF JERKBAIT FISHING: IMPARTING ACTION, CASTABILITY, AND SENSITIVITY.

IMPARTING ACTION: UPGRADING THE TAPER FROM REGULAR TO FAST ACTION TRANSMITS ANGLER INPUT WITH GREATER SPEED AND PRECISION, MEANING NOT ONLY THAT LESS ENERGY IS REQUIRED TO GET YOUR MEGABASS JERKBAIT TO DART AND DANCE, BUT THAT SUBTLE ROD WORK IS MORE ACCURATELY CONVEYED, ADDING DELICATE DYNAMISM TO YOUR JERKBAIT APPROACH. COUPLED WITH IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BLANK THAT RESULT IN A CRISPER FEEL WITH LESS OSCILLATIONS (THE BLANK RETURNS TO CENTER-REST MORE QUICKLY AFTER EACH JERK), THE JERKBAIT SPECIAL SHARPENS AND DEEPENS THE ANGLER’S CONNECTION, ENABLING A MORE COMPLETE EXPLORATION OF THE JERKBAIT’S FULL POTENTIAL.

FURTHERMORE, WITH THE ROD’S BALANCE-POINT LOCATED AT THE REEL, THE ROD IS FREE TO PIVOT WITH MINIMAL EFFORT, MEANING YOU DON’T HAVE TO FIGHT THE BLANK’S WEIGHT WHEN ATTEMPTING DELICATE SLACK LINE TAPS TO GET YOUR VISION ONETEN TO TREMBLE IN PLACE, OR WHEN FISHING WITH AN AGGRESSIVE CADENCE OVER LONG PRACTICE AND TOURNAMENT DAYS.

CASTABILITY: IN COLD-WATER APPLICATIONS WHERE THE JERKBAIT IS OFTEN A DOMINANT PRESENTATION, LONG CASTS BECOME INCREASINGLY IMPORTANT SO AS NOT TO SPOOK WARY PRE-SPAWN TARGETS. WITH A SHORT REAR GRIP AND INCREASED OVERALL LENGTH FROM 6’8” TO 6’11”, THE JERKBAIT SPECIAL MAXIMIZES BLANK LENGTH TO ADD DISTANCE TO EACH CAST. ADDITIONALLY, THE FASTER TAPER MEANS THAT WITH A STRONG, TECHNICAL CAST, THE JERKBAIT SPECIAL WILL LOAD FARTHER INTO THE MEAT OF THE BLANK, UNLEASHING GREATER POTENTIAL ENERGY TO DRIVE SUPERIOR CASTING DISTANCE.

SENSITIVITY: WITH SO MANY PRE-SPAWN BITES OFTEN DETECTED BY WATCHING ONE’S LINE FOR TELLTALE TICKS AND MOVEMENT, IT IS CLEAR THAT MORE TOOLS ARE REQUIRED FOR DETECTION. WITH A NEW, MEGABASS ORIGINAL SPIRAL ARCHITECT REEL SEAT THAT EXPOSES MORE OF THE BLANK, AN UPGRADED KABT™ SHAPE-MEMORY METAL MICROFIBER WRAP AND A CRISPER OVERALL FEEL, THE NEW JERKBAIT SPECIAL TRANSMITS LIGHT BITES WITH GREATER CLARITY.

F4.5-70XX FLATSIDE SPECIAL

LENGTH

7'

POWER

MEDIUM

TAPER

REGULAR

LURE RATING

3/8 – 3/4OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB

 

THE FIRST-GENERATION FLATSIDE SPECIAL QUICKLY GAINED A DEDICATED FOLLOWING FOR ITS VERSATILITY AND INTUITIVE FEEL. THE NEW OROCHI XX FLATSIDE SPECIAL PRESERVES THESE KEY CHARACTERISTICS WHILE IMPROVING SENSITIVITY, CASTING DISTANCE AND LIFTING POWER, DELIVERING A CLEAR PERFORMANCE UPGRADE.

THE FLATSIDE SPECIAL’S BLANK IS DISCERNIBLY CRISPER, GETTING BACK TO CENTER-REST MORE QUICKLY AFTER ROD WORK AND DELIVERING GREATER SENSITIVITY TO TRANSMIT LURE ACTION AND BOTTOM-COMPOSITION/STRUCTURE WITH CLARITY. IMPROVED BLANK MATERIAL ANCHORED BY THE POWERFUL KABT™ METAL MICROFIBER WRAP DEMONSTRATES GREATER STABILITY WHEN CASTING LURES AT THE UPPER END OF THE FLATSIDE SPECIAL’S WEIGHT RANGE, IN ADDITION TO ADDING MUSCLE TO CASTS, HOOKSETS, AND FIGHTS WITH HARD-CHARGING KEEPERS.

SMOOTH-BENDING REGULAR TAPER TRANSFERS LOAD WITH EASE, PRESERVING INTUITIVE CAST FEEL AND ABSORBING SURGING FIGHTS TO KEEP FINICKY TREBLES SECURELY BURIED. A MUST-HAVE MODEL FOR THE NEW SONICSIDE FLATSIDE CRANKBAIT AND S-CRANK SERIES, IN ADDITION TO TOP WATERS LIKE THE POPMAX AND GIANT DOG-X. LASTLY, THE FLATSIDE SPECIAL IS ALSO AN EXCELLENT JERKBAIT OPTION FOR THOSE ANGLERS WHO APPRECIATE THE BLANK’S MORE TRADITIONAL REGULAR TAPER DESIGN.

F5-72XX DIABLO SPEC-R

LENGTH

7'2"

POWER

MEDIUM

TAPER

FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 3/4OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB

 

PERHAPS THE MOST VERSATILE MODEL IN THE LINE-UP, THE FIRST-GENERATION OROCHI XX DIABLO SPEC-R WELCOMED MANY ADVANCED ANGLERS TO THE MEGABASS ROD FAMILY WITH ITS MULTI-FACETED PERFORMANCE CAPABILITY. IN REDESIGNING THIS MODEL, SENSITIVITY AND LIFTING POWER WERE THE KEY FOCAL POINTS. MANY OF THE ROD’S TARGET APPLICATIONS, SUCH AS SPINNERBAITS, BLADED JIGS, SWIM JIGS, AND VIBRATION LURES ARE NOW THROWN WITH BRAIDED LINE—ESPECIALLY AROUND VEGETATION. BY LEVERAGING NEW KABT™ METAL MICROFIBER MATERIAL, THE DIABLO SPEC-R EXHIBITS INCREASED LIFTING POWER WITHOUT ADDING WEIGHT, IMPROVING LANDING RATIOS IN-AND-AROUND COVER. FURTHERMORE, HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY CRANKS-UP BITE DETECTION WITH PRESENTATIONS LIKE SWIM JIGS, WHERE THE ONLY INDICATOR IS OFTEN SLACK KNOCKED INTO YOUR LINE.

F5-75XX EMTF

LENGTH

7'5"

POWER

MEDIUM

TAPER

MEDIUM-FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 1OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB

 

MANY ANGLERS WHO FISHED THE FIRST-GENERATION EXTREME MISSION TYPE: F DISCOVERED A UNIQUE BLANK THAT PRODUCED BOMBING CASTS AND EXCELLED WITH TREBLE-HOOK SEARCH BAITS LIKE THE VIBRATION-X ULTRA AND DOG-X DIAMANTE. THE NEXT-GENERATION OROCHI XX EMTF BUILDS UPON THIS PERFORMANCE CATEGORY, STRENGTHENING THE BOTTOM THIRD OF THE BLANK FOR GREATER CASTING DISTANCE AND FISH-STOPPING POWER, WHILE PRESERVING THE SUPPLE BEND REQUIRED TO KEEP TREBLES SECURELY BURIED THROUGHOUT GRUELING, LONG-DISTANCE FIGHTS.

ADDITIONALLY, THE EMTF EXHIBITS A CRISPER FEEL, REDUCING THE BLANK OSCILLATION AND REVERBERATION OFTEN FELT BETWEEN ROD ACTIONS (JERKS, POPS, ETC). WITH A SHORTER ROD THIS MAY NOT BE NOTICEABLE, BUT WITH EMTF’S 7’5” LENGTH SO OFTEN EMPLOYED FOR TECHNIQUES THAT REQUIRE ROD WORK TO IMPART ACTION, A TIGHTER BLANK OFFERS GREATER CONTROL, REQUIRES LESS EFFORT, AND A CREATES A MORE DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN ANGLER AND LURE.

F5.5-75XX BRAILLIST

LENGTH

7'5"

POWER

MEDIUM-HEAVY

TAPER

FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 1OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB

 

WHEREAS THE NEW EMTF ZEROED-IN ON TREBLE-LURE APPLICATIONS, THE NEW OROCHI XX BRAILLIST CHOSE BOTTOM-CONTACT APPLICATIONS AS ITS RAISON D’ÊTRE, DELIVERING A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN SENSITIVITY THAT ALLOWS ANGLERS TO “READ” BOTTOM COMPOSITION WITH SURPRISING CLARITY.

THE BRAILLIST’S TIP SECTION HAS BEEN STIFFENED JUST-SO TO ENABLE PRECISE PRESENTATION AND CONTROL, WHILE ALSO DISPLAYING THE REQUISITE BACKBONE TO CRAWL AND POP JIGS OUT OF POTENTIAL SNAGS. UNDER INCREASING LOAD, THE F5.5-POWERED BLANK BENDS SMOOTHLY TO ABSORB THE FIGHT—UNLIKE MANY TRADITIONAL HEAVY-DUTY JIG STICKS THAT “SHUT OFF” ABRUPTLY IN THE MID-SECTION. THIS ENABLES BRAILLIST TO BE FISHED WITH LIGHTER LINE WHEN NEEDED, MAKING THIS MODEL A PARTICULARLY DEADLY OPTION FOR DEEP, CLEAR WATER PRESENTATIONS WHERE LONG CASTS, SENSITIVITY, A FIGHT-ABSORBING BLANK, AND THE ABILITY TO TAKE UP SLACK LINE QUICKLY ARE PARAMOUNT. ANCHORED BY THE KABT™ METAL-MICROFIBER BUTT SECTION, BRAILLIST HAS FISH-STOPPING POWER TO CONTROL LONG FIGHTS IN OPEN WATER, OR PULL HARD-WON TARGETS FROM VEGETATION AND COVER.

THE BRAILLIST IS A PERFECT PAIR FOR THE DARK SLEEPER BOTTOM-CONTACT SWIMBAIT, TEXAS RIGS AND FOOTBALL JIGS.

TIP: IF YOU’RE SOMEONE WHO WANTS EVEN MORE FEEDBACK, BE SURE TO TRY BRAID + FLUOROCARBON LEADER. THE LACK OF STRETCH MEANS EVERY “TICK” IS SHARPER, WHILE THE FLUOROCARBON LEADER WILL PROTECT BRAID FROM DEADLY ABRASION AS IT COMES THROUGH ROCK AND STRUCTURE.

F6-70XX TOUR VERSATILE

LENGTH

7'

POWER

MEDIUM-HEAVY

TAPER

FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 1OZ

LINE RATING

12 – 25LB

 

THE REDESIGNED OROCHI XX TOUR VERSATILE IS A POWERFUL TOURNAMENT-TESTED TOOL THAT BRIDGES THE GAP BETWEEN BOTTOM CONTACT AND HORIZONTAL APPLICATIONS, COVERING THE WIDEST RANGE OF SOFTBAIT PRESENTATIONS IN THE LINEUP. WITH A FAST TAPER AND COMPACT—YET POWERFUL—7’ BLANK, THE TOUR VERSATILE IS BUILT TO DEPLOY SWIM JIGS, SMALLER SWIMBAITS LIKE THE SPARK SHAD 4” – 5”, HEAVY TEXAS RIGS, JIGS AND HEAVY SPINNERBAITS.

WHERE THE BRAILLIST IS A LITHE, TECHNICAL FIGHTER LOOKING FOR OPENINGS TO SCORE PRECISION POINTS IN THE RING, TOUR VERSATILE IS A COMPACT, MUSCLEBOUND BRAWLER BUILT TO SWING—HARD. DRAWING FROM THE KABT’S WELLSPRING OF POWER, THE TOUR VERSATILE’S FAST TAPER QUICKLY TRANSFERS LOAD TO THE LOWER 2/3 OF THE BLANK, LEVERAGING NEXT-GEN METAL MICROFIBER TECHNOLOGY TO DRIVE WIDE-GAUGED HOOKS HOME WITH PEAK FORCE.

THE TOUR VERSATILE’S 7’ COMBINATION OF LENGTH, TAPER, AND POWER ARE ALSO WELL-SUITED TO SKIPPING BELLY-WEIGHTED 5” SWIMBAITS UNDER DOCKS AND THROWING LARGER TOP-WATERS LIKE THE I-JACK AND I-LOUD. AN ESSENTIAL ADDITION TO THE ARSENAL OF ANY TOURNAMENT ANGLER.

F6-711XXG LAUNCHER

LENGTH

7'11"

POWER

MEDIUM-HEAVY

TAPER

REGULAR

LURE RATING

3/4 – 1.9OZ

LINE RATING

8 – 20LB

 

REBUILT AS A TWO-PIECE MODEL TO TACKLE THE DEPTHS WITH GREATER PRECISION AND CONTROL, THE OROCHI XX LAUNCHER STEPS UP A WEIGHT CLASS FROM F5 TO F6, DISPLAYING SURPRISING SENSITIVITY ALONG WITH ITS NEWFOUND POWER. RETOOLED TAPER IS DESIGNED WITH A TIP SECTION THAT “GIVES” LIKE TRADITIONAL GLASS, LOADS EFFORTLESSLY INTO THE FORMIDABLE MID-SECTION TO POWER SWEEPING HOOKSETS, THEN ANCHORS THE FIGHT IN THE KABT™ REINFORCED BUTT SECTION TO OVERCOME HARD-FIGHTING KEEPERS.

KABT™ METAL MICROFIBER MATERIAL, GRAPHITE, GLASS, AND MICRO PITCH TAPING TECHNOLOGIES COMBINE TO PRODUCE NOT ONLY INCREASED POWER, BUT ALSO SUBSTANTIAL INCREASES TO SENSITIVITY. THIS ALLOWS HEIGHTENED DETECTION OF BOTTOM-COMPOSITION CHANGES, GRASS CONTACT, BITES AND CLEARER FEEDBACK THROUGHOUT THE RETRIEVE.

BY MODIFYING TAPER AND MATERIAL COMPOSITION, LAUNCHER BLENDS THE PROPERTIES OF GLASS MORE SMOOTHLY WITH ITS GRAPHITE CONSTRUCTION, ALLOWING FOR A FORGIVING TIP SECTION THAT DOES NOT GET IN THE WAY OF LOAD TRANSITION WHEN CASTING HEAVIER PLUGS. THIS ALLOWS LAUNCHER TO MORE FULLY LEVERAGE THE POTENTIAL OF ITS CONSTRUCTION, CASTING A WIDER RANGE OF PLUGS WITH TREMENDOUS POWER AND ACCURACY.

F7-72XX PERFECT PITCH

LENGTH

7'2"

POWER

HEAVY

TAPER

EXTRA-FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 1.2OZ

LINE RATING

12 – 25LB

 

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR MODELS WITHIN THE SERIES, THE FIRST-GENERATION PERFECT PITCH QUICKLY GAINED A HARDCORE FOLLOWING AMONG BOTTOM-FISHING AND PITCHING EXPERTS ALIKE FOR ITS SENSITIVITY, POWER, PRECISION, BALANCE AND MANEUVERABILITY.

THE REDESIGNED OROCHI XX PERFECT PITCH ADDS KNOCKOUT POWER AND HEIGHTENED SENSITIVITY, TAKING THIS NEWEST ITERATION TO AN ENTIRELY NEW LEVEL.

WITH AN EXTRA-FAST TAPER AND F7 (FORCE: 7) CONSTRUCTION, THE PERFECT PITCH DELIVERS THE QUICKEST, MOST DEVASTATING TYSON-ESQUE HOOKSET IN THE LINEUP. WITH ITS UNIQUE COMBINATION OF POWER, QUICKNESS AND SENSITIVITY, PERFECT PITCH EXCELS IN BOTTOM CONTACT APPLICATIONS—THE IDEAL HEAVYWEIGHT COUNTERPART TO THE BRAILLIST.

FINELY-TUNED TIP SECTION HAS THE PERFECT LOAD-CHARACTERISTICS FOR ACCURATE PITCHING, WHILE RETAINING THE IDEAL STIFFNESS TO WORK JIGS ACCURATELY IN AND AROUND BOTTOM STRUCTURE. FUJI® STAINLESS SIC GUIDES ARE DOUBLE THREAD-WRAPPED FOR EXTRA DURABILITY.

F8-710XX AKLYS

LENGTH

7'10"

POWER

X-HEAVY

TAPER

MEDIUM-FAST

LURE RATING

3/8 – 1.5OZ

LINE RATING

10 – 30LB