Megabass has big dreams to permeate into the American mainstream marketplace. The main goal is to have their rods sit on deck with domestic mainstays such as Loomis and St Croix. Ultimately deviating from their high end boutique heritage the Orochi XX rods are designed with input from American bass anglers Luke Clausen and Aaron Martens. Situated around a $300 price point these rods feature 40 ton blanks, 6 axis carbon wrap, tangle-free Fuji KWSG, KR-H, and Fuji small caliber Alconite guides, Fuji reel seats, and custom ITO head locking system.
I toyed with a few pre production rods at ICAST 2012 and liked the build quality. While I haven’t had the chance to handle the final production rods on store shelves now, I’ve had my eye on the specs for the F6-70xx Tour Versatile (med fast 12-20 3/8-1.5oz) as a new multipurpose stick worthy of note.
“This is a stiffer, faster action rod that is great for 6in to 7in worms on a Texas-rig. It is also good for small Carolina-rigs, soft jerk baits, and 4in to 5in wacky-rigged stick baits. This is a very versatile rod, and is a good choice almost anytime you are using 12lb to 20lb line for everything up to the size of smaller soft plastic swim baits.” – Aaron Martens
You can check out this interesting new US market rod endeavor for Megabass at Tackle Warehouse