Megabass Orochi XX F3.5-70XXS Shaky Head
The Megabass Orochi XX F3˝-70XXS is a spinning rod designed for the shaky head finesse technique commonly used by bass fishermen. The F3.5-70XXS could easily be considered the ideal shaky head rod. Built for finesse applications where a quick, solid hookset is required, the F3˝-70XXS features a 7ft. blank with a fast taper. The combination of length/taper allows for extremely long casts, precise control over the action of lures and rigs, takes up line quickly during hook sets at distance, and offers the tip-softness necessary for fighting big fish without fear of breakoffs. The parabolic action under loads makes this an excellent choice for bottom-finesse methods, but also for small crankbaits and jerkbaits. The Megabass Orochi F3.5-70XXS Shaky Head Rod performs best with lure weights ranging from 1/8th ounce, to 3/8th oz., with line tests of 4-12lb. fluorocarbon, or 6-20lb. braid.
“This is my go-to shaky head rod, especially when I am fishing 6 inch worms. This rod is perfect for 7-10lb., even 12lb. line with 1/16 - 3/8oz. shaky heads. It’s a great rod for skipping docks and fishing tubes, and while it’s good with lighter rigs, this rod still has some solid meat to it.”
- Aaron Martens, B.A.S.S. ELITE
- Name: Shaky Head
- Type: Spinning
- Length: 7'
- Power: F3˝ (Medium)
- Action: Fast
- Lure Weight: 1/16 - 1/2oz.
- Line Weight: 4 - 12lb.
About Orochi XX Series
Inspired by the Orochi, the ancient dragon god of water, the Orochi XX series seeks to capture the raw power and control of its namesake through Megabass’ cutting-edge multi-axis blank manufacturing process, and an uncompromising eye for quality.
Crafted of super low-resin carbon up to the 40-ton grade, the materials of each Orochi blank are custom matched to the rod’s intended application. Each blank features a vertical-axis carbon core wrapped with a 2-axis XX-Micro Carbon layer, followed by an additional vertical-axis carbon layer.
Each blank is then finished off with a 4-axis carbon wrap that goes from the butt section to the mid-section, for a total of 6-axis. Since carbon material is strongest along its axis, this unique manufacturing process adds significant strength to combat blank twist and improve overall structural integrity—all without adding unnecessary weight.
Each Orochi XX is purpose-built for tournaments, and the Megabass 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; and lastly, that fit and finish you can only expect from Megabass.