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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Kschultz76 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:58 pm

bronzefly wrote:
The XX rods are very nice, no doubt. I agree with Chris, the Daemos is faster tapered, more crisp, and it's noticeably more sensitive in my hands than the XX Diablo Spec R. I have a full set of US Destroyer models now and am fishing them as much as I can and loving every minute of it :D


Gary that's something I was really curious about and am happy to hear. I'd think that would make the Daemos even more suitable for jigs/trigs under 1/2 oz.

Knowing the FMJ is certainly very powerful can you compare the Daemos's taper to the FMJ?

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bigfruits » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:51 am

I saw a video where a MB rep said that new models would be released in the future. does anyone know an approximate date or what models they will be releasing?

Im thinking of the Daemos for 3/8oz jigs but curious if a jig rod will be released that has less power than the FMJ.

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Canga- » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:34 am

having no knowledge about it at all i would guess either icast or the classic next year for new models. i would LOVE to see something along the lines of the x7 powerhouse in the spinning line up. i missed out on the powerhouse and regret it every day!

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bronzefly » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:41 am

Kschultz76 wrote:Gary that's something I was really curious about and am happy to hear. I'd think that would make the Daemos even more suitable for jigs/trigs under 1/2 oz.

Knowing the FMJ is certainly very powerful can you compare the Daemos's taper to the FMJ?


Hey Kevin - absolutely. I've fished 3/8 oz skirted jigs on the Daemos and it handles it very easily. Any number of texas rigged presentations will be no problem 1/2 oz and under. I'll be spending a lot more time with the Destroyer USA models over the coming weeks and will work to start testing upper limits. I think a 1/2 oz jig will also be fine on the Daemos as long as it's not in extremely heavy cover, there, I'd opt for FMJ or Valdiva. In terms of taper, they're both what I'd consider a fast taper.

I used the FMJ this past weekend throwing a weightless rage craw with a 5/0 Hayabusa WRM959 Heavy EWG on 40# Daiwa J-Braid x4 with a Tatula SV 103HSL and was getting surprising distance while fishing a shad spawn in some pretty nasty trash piles. I had a 3/8 oz swim jig with a chunky trailer fishing around the same stuff with the Daemos, both performed extremely well.

bigfruits wrote:I saw a video where a MB rep said that new models would be released in the future. does anyone know an approximate date or what models they will be releasing?

Im thinking of the Daemos for 3/8oz jigs but curious if a jig rod will be released that has less power than the FMJ.


The Daemos or the Javelin are both very capable jig rods for 3/8 oz, in my opinion, there's no need to wait on something else. I would be very surprised if Megabass added any models to this brand new Destroyer USA line up this calendar year.
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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Ham Solo » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:52 am

I am VERY impressed with the FMJ so far. I can see myself adding a few more rods in the future. 8-[

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Kschultz76 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:20 pm

bronzefly wrote:
Kschultz76 wrote:Gary that's something I was really curious about and am happy to hear. I'd think that would make the Daemos even more suitable for jigs/trigs under 1/2 oz.

Knowing the FMJ is certainly very powerful can you compare the Daemos's taper to the FMJ?


Hey Kevin - absolutely. I've fished 3/8 oz skirted jigs on the Daemos and it handles it very easily. Any number of texas rigged presentations will be no problem 1/2 oz and under. I'll be spending a lot more time with the Destroyer USA models over the coming weeks and will work to start testing upper limits. I think a 1/2 oz jig will also be fine on the Daemos as long as it's not in extremely heavy cover, there, I'd opt for FMJ or Valdiva. In terms of taper, they're both what I'd consider a fast taper.

I used the FMJ this past weekend throwing a weightless rage craw with a 5/0 Hayabusa WRM959 Heavy EWG on 40# Daiwa J-Braid x4 with a Tatula SV 103HSL and was getting surprising distance while fishing a shad spawn in some pretty nasty trash piles. I had a 3/8 oz swim jig with a chunky trailer fishing around the same stuff with the Daemos, both performed extremely well.

bigfruits wrote:I saw a video where a MB rep said that new models would be released in the future. does anyone know an approximate date or what models they will be releasing?

Im thinking of the Daemos for 3/8oz jigs but curious if a jig rod will be released that has less power than the FMJ.


The Daemos or the Javelin are both very capable jig rods for 3/8 oz, in my opinion, there's no need to wait on something else. I would be very surprised if Megabass added any models to this brand new Destroyer USA line up this calendar year.


That's great feedback Gary and I really appreciate it. I'm loving the FMJ, though I need a lot more time in the water with it. I spent time throwing a Dirty Jigs 3/8 oz jig with a sweet beaver on it as a trailer as well as a rage chunk and it handled it very well. But knowing the Daemos compliments it so nice for situations that call for less power makes me happy. I was considering a new GLX in a 3 power next but that plan just changed.

I think I'm going to have to figure out how to fund the purchase of a Daemos and an Addermine.

Thanks again for all your help!

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby FunInTheSun » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:25 pm

Daemos review anyone?
Compared to the XX Diablo Spec-r?

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby JigginOG » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:00 pm

How is the Javelin?
As F5, Is it stiff and more sutible as a jig rod?
Or it it pretty forgiving as a med fast?...

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bronzefly » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm

FunInTheSun wrote:Daemos review anyone?
Compared to the XX Diablo Spec-r?


There have been a few comments on this subject above. The Daemos is lighter, more sensitive, more crisp, and has a little faster taper. It's still very versatile and capable of effectively presenting a wide range of applications. I've thrown the beloved Megabass S-Crank 1.5 spinner baits and chatter baits both 3/8 and 1/2 oz, some texas rigged plastics, and a 3/8 oz skirted jig and everything has felt right at home on the Daemos.

JigginOG wrote:How is the Javelin?
As F5, Is it stiff and more sutible as a jig rod?
Or it it pretty forgiving as a med fast?...


Amazing, that's how the Javelin is :lol: Again, there have been some comments above, but it reminds me a lot of the Nautilus in it's versatility. I have thrown some treble baits, I've thrown jigs and texas rigs, and the Javelin has been up to the task. I wouldn't hesitate to drag a 1/2 oz jig in deep water, but I also wouldn't hesitate to throw a spinner bait, square bill, or even up to a 6XD, a top water walking bait, or a 1/4 oz texas rigged lizard. The sensitivity is excellent and the versatility is outstanding.
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