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ICAST 2012 Coverage


ICAST 2012 : A New Vision for Megabass (continued)

 

Vision 110 Square Bill: And just when you thought it was safe to close the books on jerkbait types, Megabass is introducing the first of its kind of bait we've seen - a square billed jerkbait - specifically, the Vision 110 Square Bill. This is an even shallower running version of the 110 with a much wider wobble. Retail price is projected to be $29.99 with availability at the end of 2012.

 


The Vision 110 Square Bill is designed to swing wide.

 


FX Knuckle 60 is a square bill crank with an adjustable lip.

 

FX Knuckle 60: Megabass enters the square bill market with another eccentric interpretation. The FX Knuckle 60 appears at first glance, to be a typical square bill crankbait, only this bait benefits from Megabass's FX lip technology.

 


In the full down position (right) this bait can dive down to 5 feet and tanks to its unique bill, you can burn it without suffering the roll over spin out.

 

The lip has two position settings that deliver different running depths (1-5 feet depending) and different actions (wide to narrow), and a special lip design that allows you to burn this bait as fast as you can without having it roll over like other square bills. Projected retail price is $27.50 with availability at the end of 2012.

 


The FX-ZERO is a waking minnow bait.

FX-Zero: Following on the popularity of their FX-9 jerkbaits is yet another "FX" enabled bait. The FX-Zero is a topwater buzzing minnow that wakes at a slow retrieve, or rolls to deliver a lot of side flash during a faster retrieve. This bait is still in very early prototype stages with no pricing or release date information yet available.

 

But most readers are going to be anxious to hear about these sticks.
 

Orochi XX: But of course, what does everyone think of when they first hear the brand name "Megabass"? It's all about the rods. Megabass debuted at ICAST 2012 their new series of "value" rods. Everything is relative, right? And Megabass's version of "value" means rods built on the Orochi X4 technology built around 30-ton graphite blanks outfitted with cork grips and Fuji stainless guides with Alconite inserts.


The Orochi XX series is designed as Megabass's introductory models.


They lack for little in the style department.

The casting rods in this series feature K-series micro guides with retail pricing on the entire line ranging from $275 - $298 depending upon the model. That's right, now you'll be able to get into a Megabass stick for under $300.

 

Orochi XX Rod Models

Model
Name
Length
Lure
Line
MSRP
F4-68XXG
Fast Moving Special
6'-8"
1/4-3/4
8-10
$275
F4 1/2-70XX
Flat Side Special
7'0"
1/4-3/4
8-18
$287.50
F5-610XX
Jig & Spinner Bait
6'-10"
3/8-1
10-25
$287.50
F5-75XX
Extreme Mission Type F
7'-5"
3/8 - 1 1/2
12-25
$297.50
F6-66XX
Power Cranking
6'-6"
3/8 - 1 1/2
12-25
$285
F6-69XX
Spinnerbait Special
6'9"
3/8 - 1 1/2
12-25
$290
F6-71XX
Tour Versatile
7'-1"
3/8-2
12-30
$293
F6-75XX
Perfect Pitch
7'-5"
3/8-2
12-30
$295
F6 1/2-70XX
Jig & Worm
7'-0"
3/8-2
12-30
$293
F7-72XX
Flappin Shaft
7'2"
3/8-2
12-30
$293
F7-79XX
Aaron Martens Flipping Special
7'-9"
3/8-2
12-30
$298
F3-611XXS
Drop Shot
6'-11"
1/1-1/2
4-12
$275
F3 1/2-70XXS
Shaky Head
6'-11"
1/1-1/2
4-12
$280


Orochi XX casting rods will come with Fuji K-Series Micro Guides.


Yuki Ito was on hand to personally show us what he has in store for the US Market as Aaron Martens looked on in eager anticipation

Conclusion: These are exciting times for fans of Megabass and JDM equipment alike as the manufacturing icon adjusts their vision in favor of a more flexible and comprehensive approach to the North American market. We look forward to seeing these as well as the entire breadth of the Megabass catalog soon here in the States.



 

 

 

 

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