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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby pharmboy2010 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:19 am

bronzefly wrote:Ham - the FMJ is a FINE jig rod. I caught some fish pitching a 1/2 oz jig on a bluff wall in deep water and current and the sensitivity and power are there.


Sorry if this has been already been asked (couldn't find it). How do these compare to the XX as far as the sensitivity?

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby papabassin » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:09 am

Wow...Some really nice looking power/length combos in the series. Can't wait to see all of the actions, grip styles & intended applications that go with each...how am I ever going to just pick one?! Very excited for these.

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby RISE » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:35 am

Same Pyrofil material/blanks as the last ones?

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby CGrinder » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:32 pm

One ticket for the hype train, please!

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bassasaurus » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:44 pm

RISE wrote:Same Pyrofil material/blanks as the last ones?


this is what i'm curious about as well

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bronzefly » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:49 pm

pharmboy2010 wrote:
bronzefly wrote:Ham - the FMJ is a FINE jig rod. I caught some fish pitching a 1/2 oz jig on a bluff wall in deep water and current and the sensitivity and power are there.


Sorry if this has been already been asked (couldn't find it). How do these compare to the XX as far as the sensitivity?


I've spent a lot of time on the water with XX rods, and very little with 2017 US Destroyer rods, but my initial impression is that these rods are lighter, more crisp, and more sensitive in general. The FMJ is an excellent jig rod, I had no issue detecting bites whatsoever.

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RISE wrote:Same Pyrofil material/blanks as the last ones?


this is what i'm curious about as well


It's my understanding that these blanks are not shared by any other Megabass rod, including the JDM 2016 Destroyer line. There is no mention of Pyrofil on any of the rod blanks I fished, all of which were prototypes, but near final production stage. I'll inquire further and get back to you guys as soon as I have a solid answer.
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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby shimanogloomis man » Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Gary Do you think there on par with a NRX?
Shimano and Gloomis just kick @ss, 09ranger z520

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bronzefly » Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:33 pm

shimanogloomis man wrote:Gary Do you think there on par with a NRX?


I like to have a lot more time on the water with a rod, or a new series of rods before making too many comparisons, especially outside the family. The perception of a rods sensitivity is highly subjective, but I am impressed with what I have felt in these new Destroyer models.
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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby spookybaits » Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:25 am

These look dope!

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Ham Solo » Mon Feb 27, 2017 5:16 am

bronzefly wrote:Ham - the FMJ is a FINE jig rod. I caught some fish pitching a 1/2 oz jig on a bluff wall in deep water and current and the sensitivity and power are there.


Thanks for the info, Gary! That's just what I wanted to hear. I would be using the rod for jigs/t-rigs.

The problem is that I need a jig rod now. I don't know if I can wait until mid April. :crying:

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby bronzefly » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:31 am

Full Specs per Megabass, ALL are one piece rods, no "off set handle" or "telescoping" rods in this series. Enjoy!

F4.5-611X ONETEN Special - 3/8 - 3/4 oz., 8 - 20# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Jerk Bait, Top Water

F5-72X Daemos - 3/8 - 1 oz., 8 - 20# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Spinner Bait, Chatter Bait, Swim Jig

F5-75X Javelin - 3/8 - 1 oz., 8 - 20# line, Medium Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Long cast treble hook baits

F6-71X FMJ - 3/8 - 1.2oz., 10 - 25# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept -Jig - 3/8 - 1/2 oz.

F7-76X Valdiva - 3/8 - 1.5oz., 10 - 25# line, Extra Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Jig 1/2 oz - 1 oz. Frog, Big Worm, Swim Bait

F8.5-711X Warhammer - 3/8 - 2oz, 16 - 30# line, Fast Taper, $415
Concept - Punching

F10-711X Onager - 4 - 8 oz., 20 - 40# line, Medium Fast Taper, $425
Concept - Swim Bait

F3.5-611XS Addermine - 1/8 - 1/2 oz., 5 - 12# line, Extra Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Drop Shot, Shakey Head, Tube
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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Black Haze » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 am

bronzefly wrote:Full Specs per Megabass, ALL are one piece rods, no "off set handle" or "telescoping" rods in this series. Enjoy!

F4.5-611X ONETEN Special - 3/8 - 3/4 oz., 8 - 20# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Jerk Bait, Top Water

F5-72X Daemos - 3/8 - 1 oz., 8 - 20# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Spinner Bait, Chatter Bait, Swim Jig

F5-75X Javelin - 3/8 - 1 oz., 8 - 20# line, Medium Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Long cast treble hook baits

F6-71X FMJ - 3/8 - 1.2oz., 10 - 25# line, Fast Taper, $399
Concept -Jig - 3/8 - 1/2 oz.

F7-76X Valdiva - 3/8 - 1.5oz., 10 - 25# line, Extra Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Jig 1/2 oz - 1 oz. Frog, Big Worm, Swim Bait

F8.5-711X Warhammer - 3/8 - 2oz, 16 - 30# line, Fast Taper, $415
Concept - Punching

F10-711X Onager - 4 - 8 oz., 20 - 40# line, Medium Fast Taper, $425
Concept - Swim Bait

F3.5-611XS Addermine - 1/8 - 1/2 oz., 5 - 12# line, Extra Fast Taper, $399
Concept - Drop Shot, Shakey Head, Tube

Im loving the specs on the Valdiva...could be my next newest jig rod

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby Black Haze » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:51 am

Liking the faster tapers

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby jpmoney » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:09 am

I love the specs! This is going to be an expensive year. :mrgreen:

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Re: First look at Megabass Destroyer USA rods

Postby leggomye990 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:15 am

Oh boy... =D>


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