LINEUP CASTING MODEL
F0st-66X 虫竿 SIGLETT
A dedicated mushi, or “bug” pattern bait finesse rod, the F0st-66X SIGLETT excels in ultra-finesse topwater games. Improved solid-tip design imparts otherworldly sensitivity and feel, transmitting the exquisitely detailed minutiae of micro insect lures for precision control. Solid-tip characteristics allow for rolling casts of featherweight lures and micro-shake rod work. Under load, the blank transitions effortlessly to the mid-section to behave like a regular taper rod throughout the fight. Further, the delicate responsiveness of the solid tip captures even the lightest topwater bites, yielding instantly to allow plugs to travel deep into predator throats for sure hooking. Ideal for open water and light cover applications where spinning tackle hesitates.
F1-63X POPX STICK
By focusing on the characteristics that allow the POP-X to realize its full potential, the F1-63X became a rare masterwork that unlocks untold potential across the small-plugging world. The POPX STICK draws on the uniquely crisp “spring-back” action of the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM to overcome the soft sluggishness of conventional light action rods. Where past light-action rods bend deep into the blank with wobbly responsiveness and clumsy control, the POPX STICK brings virtually lossless transmission to small plugs, communicating the precise rhythm and energy of each “twitch” to impart irresistible action. Further, the improved blank integrity of POPX STICK reduces blank twist and instability throughout the cast, allowing more precise and powerful placement to conjure key bites.
F2-60X CRIFFHANGER THRILLING
Reimagining the CRIFF HANGER finesse masterpiece with 5-D GRAPHITE, Yuki Ito developed the ultimate utility bait finesse rod: F2-60X CRIFFHANGER THRILLING. Such a rod must strive for lightweight performance and test the limits of extreme engineering; display excellent precision castability to pierce gaps in cover; carry outsized load-bearing strength and lifting power; and above all, inspire technical angling to new heights. The F2-60X delivers on all fronts, displaying an astonishingly high power to weight ratio. The extraordinary level of featherweight performance far exceeds the RACING CONDITION of the past, expanding the bait finesse stage by leaps and bounds.
F2.1/2-611X KASUMI SIX ELEVEN
The F2.1/2-611X KASUMI SIX ELEVEN is built for delicate approaches from raised angling vantages along bridges, canals, and steep-walled waterways, and long-distance running and gunning to cover key spots with speed and precision. Perfect for shad plugs, minnows, light crankbaits, small rubber jigs and bait finesse, the KASUMI SIX ELEVEN displays overwhelming attack power, long range utility, and versatility. When it is time for topwater approaches, the crisply responsive 5-D blank propels screaming casts, delivers pinpoint accuracy, and enables subtle angler control to impart irresistible action.
F3-610X HIEN Bait Finesse
Finally, the HIEN finds a new raison d’être, powered by the next-generation blank process of 5-D. The unique patterning and layering process of 5-D enables variable action taper to unfold with impossible smoothness, eliminating the subtly harsh feel of taper transitions under load. Thus, the HIEN concept reemerges as the new F3-610X BAIT FINESSE, showcasing its delicate fast action tip for precision control and strong mid-section for confident power. Dialed-in to bait finesse cover approaches, long-distance shad plugging, and light cranking, the next-generation HIEN has arrived.
F3.1/2-70X Z-CRANK ELSEIL
The F3.1/2-70X Z-CRANK ELSEIL is an achievement in purpose-built cranking, arising from Yuki Ito’s dual-expertise as a lure and rod designer. Applying the insight gained most recently from the SUPER-Z, Ito set out to trim the fat from conventional cranking sticks, delivering a blank that gives with supple smoothness, yet exhibits quick recovery and the highest power-to-weight ratio in its class. This drives longer casts, confident control, and the ability to "pop" lures free of grass—all without sacrificing the effortless "give" required to capture cranking bites. The Z-CRANK ELSEIL excels with fast-moving lures such as the SUPER-Z, VIBRATION-X DYNA, SMATRA, S-CRANK 1.2 and VISION ONETEN Jr. The new lightweight, fast-moving special F3.1/2-70X demonstrates the kind of performance only possible when rods are developed by the same designers as the lures for which they are intended.
F4-65X ONETEN STICK
The F4-65X ONETEN STICK is built specifically for Japanese-style jerkbaiting, leveraging revolutionary 5-D graphite construction to elevate the jerkbait platform to new heights. At 6'5", the length has been perfectly calibrated for maximum jerk impact with minimal effort, requiring less angler input to hit slack line and set your jerkbaits to dancing. 5-D construction makes for a refreshingly responsive blank, snapping back to attention with a whip-quickness that makes dialing-in jerkbait cadence a pure joy.
A set of larger-diameter guides are employed to add tip weight for ease of downward-jerking, in addition to reducing the effect of ice buildup in the winter months. Further, larger diameter rings provide a visual que—just watch for the line to reverberate and shake, and you know you have executed a proper slack-line jerk. To many professional anglers, there is only one jerkbait—the VISION ONETEN. It stands to reason there is only one ONETEN STICK for Japanese jerkbaiting.
The F4-66X CYCLONE has endured from the first Destroyer® launch, a unique distinction that serves as a reference point for iterative refinement. Harnessing the 5-D Graphite System to further the concept of compact versatility and outsize performance, the new CYCLONE is the lightest, most responsively dynamic version yet. The featherweight 6'6" shaft and perfect balance makes the rod feel a foot shorter in hand, making for confidence-inspiring controllability. From small spinnerbaits to soft stickbaits and medium-sized plugs like the POPMAX and GIANT DOG-X, the CYCLONE continues to punch above its weight class, delivering inspired control and crisp feedback. For anglers seeking to tap into Megabass’ rich DNA, the CYCLONE is a new benchmark in Yuki Ito’s angling vision.
F4.1/2-71X THE DARK SLEEPER
The F4.1/2-71X THE DARK SLEEPER is the key to the stubborn lock of dormant deep fish, enabling precision presentation of light Texas rigs, bottom-tracing swimbaits, bladed swim jigs and worms. The exquisite tension of the 7’ blank is tuned for that improbable balance of sensitive rod work and overwhelming lifting power, swiftly translating whip-quick hooksets into culls from the deep. 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM transfers load with studied ease, allowing THE DARK SLEEPER’s fast taper design to draw the fight into the blank’s powerful mid-section to dominate surging targets. Not limited solely to high-precision deep approaches, the F4.1/2-71X also demonstrates excellent light Texas and small jig pitching performance amongst light cover.
The F5-68X BLADE derives its name both from the blade bait category and its ability to cut weeds and reeds with sharp power. Imbued with the unique blank tension of the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM, the BLADE’s medium-fast taper is ideally suited to spinnerbaits, bladed swim jigs, Texas rigs and jigs deployed where cover contact is inevitable. The BLADE is tuned to maximize direct lure feedback, transmitting the subtle vibrations necessary for intuitive adjustments on the water. A shaft that accurately conveys even slight changes in vibration is an active participant in elevating your game, enabling a particularly aggressive cover approach.
F5-70X MAD BULL
The F5-70X MAD BULL comfortably corrals the hard-charging action of deep crankbaits, vibrations and medium-sized swimbaits, and subdues recklessly fighting fish with the surprising strength of its 5-D blank. Regular taper design, supercharged with the 5-D’s high-tension construction, provides a wellspring of readily available power, enabling confident angling even in mat cover pockets requiring subtle precision.
F5.1/2-72X The X-Bites
Named in honor of the storied "X-Bites" Japanese fishing program, the F5.1/2-72X rises to the challenge of extreme conditions and unspeakably tough bites. The extra-fast taper of THE X-BITES commands bottom contact rigs in the depths with supreme confidence, delivering pinpoint feedback to heighten angler awareness and lure presentation. In addition to staple ½ and ¾oz weights, THE X-BITES is able to handle lighter Texas rigs in deeper water, adding a subtly devastating option to fill out limits on tough days. The rod’s lightweight and balanced design, coupled with intense sensitivity, delivers the kind of performance that will conquer the toughest competitions.
F6-66X KILLER CODE
Delivering monster torque, the F6-66X KILLER CODE is a close-quarters precision tool for larger baits like the i-WING 135 that often require longer, heavier rods. In the search for the ideal blend of tension, torque, and length, the "666" rod number code has emerged again, showcasing its unique ability to place and control heavyweight lures. The 6'6" length delivers truly outsize power, drawing upon the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM to stop monsters in their tracks and deliver them to the surface. Compact blank and regular taper offer highly maneuverable presentation of swimbaits, big baits and frogs, bringing overwhelming performance to tight cast windows and pinpoint target areas.
F6-69X SUPER DESTROYER
The F6-69X SUPER DESTROYER is perhaps the epitome of the series, harnessing the successive technologies of each generation to challenge preconceptions of heavy-action angling. Built on a compact 6'9" frame, the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM harnesses greater power per inch to deliver quick, destructive hooksets and submission-inducing lifting power. The SUPER DESTROYER's outstanding balance is geared towards a tip-up ready posture, the perfect battle stance for lure manipulation and lightning-fast hooksets. Not only does the shorter overall length contribute to faster hooksets, it also increases maneuverability, close-quarters control, and opens up new angling avenues to challenge traditional heavy-cover games.
The F6.1/2-67X TACHYON SHAFT is a Yuki Ito Builders Spec model produced in limited quantities, for one purpose and one purpose only—to deliver the fastest, hardest-hitting hookset possible. Inspired by the original Destroyer® G-AX, first developed for legendary jig angler and JB World Champion, Ide, the TACHYON SHAFT is the realization of that historic project made possible with modern technology. Harnessing the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM, the TACHYON SHAFT brings the reaction speed and power of world-class jig angling within reach. In recent years, an approach using bait finesse and lighter rigs in Japan has become common, but the reaction bite produced by heavy rubber jigs and Texas rigs will always have its place in angler hearts and trophy-class diets. Experience the TACHYON SHAFT, the realization of Ito and Ide’s long-held dream in jig fishing.
F7-70X TEQUILA of BACCARAC
The F7-70X TEQUILA OF BACCARAC is an extra-heavy powered regular taper rod ideally suited to the challenges of versatile monster hunting. With the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM’s high-tension and high-torque power coursing through its veins, the F7-70X displays a tenacious ability to control swimbaits, big baits and larger frogs like the BIG GABOT in and around heavy cover. Impeccably balanced, resolutely powerful and surprisingly versatile, the TEQUILA OF BACCARAC is an unparalleled monster hunter.
F7.1/2-90X ICBM “LAKE BIWA LONGDISTANCE”
The bank-fishing special, F7.1/2-90X ICBM, is a super long-distance weapon developed for the trophy-hunting anglers lining the shores of Lake Biwa. The 9' shaft harnesses the potential of 5-D GRAPHITE, displaying furious energy to unleash moon-shot casts and uncanny sensitivity to develop sonar-like maps with each bottom-contacting retrieve. The ICBM stands above other rods in its class, delivering an intuitive feel that belies its daunting length.
LINEUP SPINNING MODEL
F0st-63XS F0st-63XS KIRISAME ULTIMATE
Born to meet the challenge of Japan's toughest fields, the F0st-62XS KIRISAME ULTIMATE is the extreme expression of ultralight finesse, dialing sensitivity to the maximum setting with a solid carbon STINGER TIP and the extrasensory abilities of 5-D Graphite. The KIRISAME ULTIMATE enables ultralight presentations down to 2lb test, with the kind of silky-smooth responsiveness required to absorb sudden fights without straining line to the breaking point. The integrity of the new 5-D blank construction method further reduces unwanted blank twist and heavy reverberations, delivering focused, ultralight sensitivity and control.
The F1st-66XS KIRISAME is the new standard KIRISAME of the 5-D Graphite era. With a STINGER TIP and upgraded blank, KIRISAME is a master of light finesse rigs, scoring highly across all finesse benchmarks throughout its development. The extra fast tip displays excellent “give,” absorbing light bites and imparting tantalizing action alike. Improved cut-patterning and layering process of the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM ensures an impossibly smooth taper transition into the mid-section, where the blank’s tenacious torque enables long casts, strong lifting power, and decisive sweeping hooksets. The KIRISAME is the new global standard of finesse utility.
F1.1/2-72XS Baby Plugging
The F1.1/2-72XS BABY PLUGGING is tuned for finesse hardbaits, leveraging 5-D Graphite to decrease unwanted blank twist and reverberation, and increase power and controllability. Ideally suited to small minnow plugs and crankbaits, the F1.1/2-72XS exhibits exquisite retrieve tension and feel, allowing for thrilling light-bite plugging games.
When developing the F2-66XS WHIPPET, the Megabass design team set out to explore the concept behind the F2-64XS, a spinning rod beloved for the better part of 25 years. The resulting 5-D Graphite prototypes came in nearly 35% lighter and with significantly more torque, leading to the addition of 2" to the blank's length and minor adjustments to more fully realize the F2-64XS' original potential. The WHIPPET is a multi-purpose, "whip-like" performer, boasting agile blank recovery, lightness and powerful torque to enable multi-purpose finesse applications.
Drawing its inspiration from the F3-610XS, one of the most successful spinning models in Megabass' storied history, the F3-611XS LANDSAT applies the advances of 5-D Graphite to the finesse tool of choice for serious anglers the world over. Developed for applications like drop-shotting and neko rigging, the LANDSAT's sensitivity and control provides a birds-eye view of the battle unfolding in the depths, delivering insight that can separate one bite from the next. The 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM's refined patterning and layering process results in a lighter and more powerful rod that bends with unimaginable smoothness, encouraging intuitive control. The LANDSAT is a dexterous finesse companion true to its roots, sure to delight diehard Megabass connoisseurs and first-time converts alike.
F3.1/2-72XS WIND BUSTER
The F3.1/2-72XS WIND BUSTER is the "go-to" choice to confront a vast and varied field, offering an ideal balance of length and power to handle finesse softbaits and smaller hardbaits alike-especially when tough headwinds make lures difficult to cast with baitcasting setups. Powered by the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM, the WIND BUSTER displays crisp blank recovery performance and unexpected torque, enlivening presentations from shaky heads to jerkbaits. Medium-fast taper uncoils with silky-smoothness, transitioning load to where it is borne best, allowing for both delicate rod work and domineering performance as the situation dictates.
F5st-65XS KIRISAME KAMEYAMA SPECIAL
The F5st-65XS KIRISAME KAMEYAMA SPECIAL is the ultimate spinning tool for finesse cover situations and deep, open water nose-hooking. The medium-fast taper is finished with a solid carbon STINGER TIP for unimaginable sensitivity in a F5-power rod. This unique marriage of opposites allows for the presentation of lighter rigs that would only be possible with rods underpowered for the task at hand. The KAMEYAMA SPECIAL is built to target deep rockpiles, gnarly submerged timber, brush, and structure infested with treacherously sharp quagga mussels. With this "heavyweight finesse" spinning setup, delicate rigs can be cast into heavy cover with confidence. The STINGER TIP allows for subtle lure manipulation and crisp sensitivity, while the F5-powered blank has the backbone to decisively haul hard-won catches from cover.
*As with all STINGER TIPS, please be especially mindful of tip storage and high-sticking, as this professionally tuned tool will not forgive misuse. If cared for properly, the STINGER TIP will deliver unrivaled performance, year after year.