Gone Phishin wrote:bronzefly wrote:After spending a lot of time with the Megabass F5st-611X7 Bearing Down Type-X, it's definitely on my short list of "most sensitive" rods. I don't think this rod is for everyone as the unique taper featured by this "first of it's kind stinger tip design" has a very different on the water feel. For my intents and purposes, it's a joy
How have you been utilizing this beauty? I have had me eye on this one, but most of my fishing consists of casting so I am taking my time here: I am wondering if the X-fast action on this specific stick is not conducive to long, two-handed casts.
I have it paired with a MB IS Racing Illusion and 12lb Sunline Sniper FC. I've kept a 1/4 to 3/8 oz jig head/plastic or a 3/16 to 1/4 oz jig rig/plastic on it a lot, or a 1/4 oz to 3/8 oz skirted jig on the combo. I haven't had any issues with casting these types of rigs, in fact it's been excellent. I've dropped down to a 1/8 oz head with a finesse plastic and the combo handled it well. The Stinger Tip flex on a rod of this nature required an adjustment period, but it's earned a spot in my permanent lineup. Oddly enough, I recently found an odd bite where stripers were really eating the rigs mentioned above. None were big by striper standards, but there were numerous 8 to 15 lb fish to tangle with. When stripers are eating a bottom contact bait which is extremely rare, it's fun when it happens