Megabass Orochi XX F5-72XXG Swingfire
Featuring a glass/graphite hybrid blank, the Megabass Orochi XX F5-72XXG is a casting rod bestowed the name "Swingfire" because of it's ability to rapidly and accurately cast reaction lures such as crankbaits, jerkbaits and topwater. The Swingfire Rod offers the best of both worlds: the lightness and backbone of carbon, with the load-characteristics and forgiveness of traditional glass. Featuring a regular taper, the F5-72XXG is perfect for fast-moving light to medium cranks like the KNUCKLE60, DEEP-X 150 and 300. The carbon/fiberglass blend is quickly becoming the go-to for most crankbait fishermen - even those who have been staunch supported of the forgiveness of all fiberglass models previously. A lot of that can be credited to Megabass's persistent pursuit of the perfect rod characteristics for treble hook lures; a sensitive, lightweight rod that loads up on fish that swipe at crankbaits or jerkbaits. Often, when a fish strikes a crankbait we are actually feeling the lure's action changing because of the fish is opening it's mouth around the lure and sucking it in. Commonly anglers will set and pull the lure away from the fish. A parabolic bend offered by the Orochi XX Swingfire rod, enables bass to fully get their mouth around the lure before the force of the hookset reaches the lure.
- Name: Swingfire
- Type: Baitcasting
- Blank Type: XXG Graphite/Glass Composite
- Length: 7'2"
- Power: F5 (Medium)
- Action: Regular
- Lure Weight: 3/8 - 1oz.
- Line Weight: 10 - 25lb.
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.