7ft. long and featuring a regular taper, F4½-70XX was designed as an all-purpose graphite cranking stick, with that all-important parabolic bend for just the right amount of “give,” and launching cranks. The Flat-Side Special is a very versatile model, with applications ranging from vibrating lures and 3/8oz. spinnerbaits to medium-running crank baits. And for anglers who prefer a longer rod for jerk baits and top waters, the F4½-70XX can pull double-duty with ease.
“I’m a tall guy, so this is a great VISION ONETEN and MAGNUM rod. It’s a very parabolic rod, so I also use it for medium depth crank baits, 3/8 to ½ oz. vibration baits, and medium-sized dog walkers like the GIANT DOG-X and XPOD.”
- Aaron Martens, B.A.S.S. ELITE
“The most universal rod in the Double-X line. Works great for everything from light plastics to jigs. You name it, it does it!”
- Luke Clausen, FLW TOUR
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; a Megabass original hook keeper; and lastly, that fit and finish you can only expect from Megabass.