The F3½-70XXS could easily be considered the ideal shaky head rod. Built for finesse applications where a quick, solid hookset is required, the F3½-70XXS 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 F3.570xxs 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
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 blank manufacturing process, and an uncompromising eye for quality and performance.
Guided by the unparalleled expertise of two of the premier professional anglers in the US, Aaron Martens and Luke Clausen, we set out to design a line of rods to earn a place on the front deck of their boat, and put the power of the legendary Orochi into their hands. The result of this collaboration is the tournament-tested and proven Orochi XX, built to the exacting specifications of our National Pro Staff, and for the tournament-winning tactics of North American anglers everywhere.
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 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; and lastly, that fit and finish you can only expect from Megabass.