Megabass Doubles Up the Ancient Dragon God of Water : Orochi XX
||Megabass of America
Late in 2012 Megabass Japan and Megabass USA, formerly two separate corporate entities, merged to create Megabass of America, now a subsidiary of Megabass Japan. The goal of this new subsidiary is to take the Megabass product global. No where was this new direction for one of Japan's most popular tackle manufacturers more evident than at ICAST 2012 where the Megabass booth garnered unwavering crowds of attention throughout the show.
Introducing Megabass's Orochi XX (Double-X) bass rods.
Now finally, in early 2013, the fruit from this new merger is beginning to ripen. Here is an exclusive, hands-on ProducTTpreview of the very first crop of product to come to market from Megabass of America: introducing the new Orochi Double-X production rods.
Designed with the North American tournament angler in mind, the
series features signature sticks from Aaron Martens and Luke Clausen.
The Megabass product, requires no formal introduction to the general bass fishing audience. The legendary success of the Vision 110 jerkbait together with the magic, allure, and mystique that surrounds their fishing rods is only heightened by what many would consider an unattainable price tag. Yet despite that air of exclusivity, or maybe because of it, the interest and desirability of anything "Megabass" continues to grow.
They are crafted from low-resin 40-ton graphite with a vertical
axis surrounded by a 2 axis cross pattern layer, followed by another vertical
access and finished off with a 4 axis wrap through half the blank's length.
Well, following the mold of luxury car companies like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi whose high end product has similar unattainable status to the masses, but who also offer a line of introductory product for those who want a sample of the luxury car brand, Megabass of America is changing things up a little. They've worked hard with their parent company and two of their most popular and successful national pros, Aaron Martens and Luke Clausen, to develop a series of rods that 1) are tailored to American style tournament bass fishing, 2) leverage Megabass technology and design, and 3) are the most affordable series of rods from Megabass ever with each stick retailing for under $300.
Each rod features Megabass's patented ITO Headlock reel seat system.
Gone are the badges at the end of the rods in favor of the more ergonomic composite cork buttcaps.
Each Orochi XX is purpose-built for tournaments, and our craftsmen know that a single cast can make all the difference. Each rod has a carefully selected range of tangle-free Fuji KWSG, KR-H, and Fuji small caliber Alconite guides for smooth casting and increased sensitivity; Fuji reel seats; Megabass custom ITO Head Locking Reel Seat (PAT.); a rubber/cork composite end cap to protect against fierce hook sets; a Megabass original hook keeper; and lastly, that fit and finish you can only expect from Megabass.