Megabass P5 Destroyer Casting Rods
Megabass P5 Destroyer Casting Rods
Megabass P5 Series Destroyer Casting Rods
In 1995, Yuki Ito prototyped the Destroyer of traditional bass rods, drawing upon his hand-carved ARMS to unleash an unrivaled fusion of craft and technological innovation upon the Japanese bass market. Each subsequent generation of Destroyer reached beyond the standards and conventions of their time to establish a new benchmark. Anglers across the country can now get their hands on the latest and most innovative generation of the Destroyer Series, the Megabass Destroyer P5 (JDM) Casting Rods.
The LAIHA program gave birth to a limited concept rod series in 2019, developed to test and refine standard-destroying technologies to push innovation past present limits. From this tireless effort the 5-D Graphite System was born. Representing a paradigm shift in the blank construction process, 5-D enables a more perfect realization of the Destroyer through a new method of patterning and layering unlocking untold potential.
Thus, with each generation, all change—especially destructive—is embraced in the technological pursuit of the angling ideal. Out of this cycle, the Megabass Destroyer P5 (JDM)Casting Rods rise anew to challenge anglers to new heights.
IBCS Minimalistic grip contours and stable short-trigger design allow for intuitive grip transitions as the angler moves through the cycle of casting, rod work, hookset and landing. Blank contact areas are maximized to deliver precise feedback without sacrificing control.
ZALDAIN 3D DYNAMICS PERFORMANCE GRIP Designed with input from B.A.S.S. Elite Series Angler, Chris Zaldain, each hand-formed carbon fiber handle takes shape as if custom made for each angler’s hands providing comfortable contours for enhanced grip and the superior vibration transmission properties of carbon material.
DESTROYER 3D EMBLEM If you look closely, the brand-new Destroyer logo has been renewed. Once again, the new logo was painted by Yuki Ito with his brush refreshing the core philosophy of the series.
End Balancer Weight-saving improvements in blank construction, thread wrapping method reel seat and head locker design result in a lighter rod, which allows for lighter counterweights to achieve the ideal “Takumi” balance for each application.
5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM Newly developed through the experimental LAIHA project is the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM. As the name implies, this blank construction methodology leverages five prepreg patterns to best address five elements—vertical axis, horizontal axis, oblique axis, elongation, and elasticity—and combine each in a painstaking puzzle matrix to maximize the application-specific performance of every blank. The cohesiveness of each completed puzzle enables a fusion of disparate parts, reducing the unnecessary prepreg overlap of traditional patterning and layering. This not only reduces material waste; it allows for a more precisely smooth taper and seamless load transition for truly intuitive performance. Additionally, to further reduce unnecessary weight and improve performance, it utilizes a special thin-diameter fiber, which allows for tighter, more effective guide wraps to secure the Fuji Titanium frames with SiC-S Inserts. This minimizes any negative impact that hard epoxy guide wraps can have on the natural bend-curve of the blank.
HEAD LOCKING SYSTEM 3 Based on the machined-aluminum head-locking structure developed in the LAIHA concept project, the new Destroyer HEAD LOCKING SYSTEM 3 is the lightest of all Destroyer series to-date, minimizing any potential interference in blank resonance and vibration transmission through the reel, in addition to highlighting the purpose-built elegance of each rod model.
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Bait Finesse - F3-610X: Next generation HIEN, all around soft plastics Bait Finesse - 6'10" Med-Light, Med-fast taper, 6-14lb, 1/4-5/8oz
Blade - F5-68X: Spinnerbaits, Chatterbaits, Swimjigs - 6’8” Med-Heavy, Med-fast taper, 10-25lb, 3/8-1oz
BMG - F7-75X: The first deep water bottom contact rod by Megabass, perfect for heavy football jigs and big plastics! XHeavy, Fast, 1/2-1.25oz, 12-25lb
Cliffhanger - F2-60X: All around precision Bait Finesse rod - 6'0" Light, regular taper, 6-12lb, 1/8-1/2oz
Cyclone - F4-66X: Great all around use rod from spinnerbaits to senkos to Popmax - 6'6" Medium, regular taper, 8-20lb, 1/4-7/8oz
Daemos - F5-72X: Another classic returns, this one is perfect for spinnerbaits and finesse plastics like a senko - MedHvy, XFast, 3/8-1oz, 8-20lb
FMJ - F6-73X: A total redesign of the best selling jig rod, the FMJ gets longer, more powerful and crisper! Jig & T-Rig mastery! Heavy, Fast, 3/8-1oz, 10-25lb
I.C.B.M - F7.5-90X: Ultra long casting rod for bottom techniques like Carolina Rig! 9' Ex-Heavy, Med-fast taper, 12-30lb, 3/8-3oz
Javelin - F5-75X: Developed for treble hook lure deployment at long ranges, the Javelin has the length and power to set hooks at the end of a formidable cast all while retaining that supple “give” necessary to keep finicky trebles pinned throughout the fight - Medium+, Medium Fast Taper , 8-20lb, 3/8-1 oz
Jungle Seven - F7.5-711X: A flippin’ and punching specific rod in P5?! Yep! Flip or punch anything with ease - XXHeavy, Fast, 1/2-2oz, 15-30lb,
Kasumi Six Eleven -F2.5-611X: Accurate and delicate casting for small hardbaits - 6'11" Med-Light, Slow taper, 6-12lb, 1/8-1/2oz
Killer Code - F6-66X: Accurate casting big bait rod, I-wing, swimbaits, frogs - 6'6" Heavy, regular taper, 8-22lb, 3/8-2oz
MadBull - F5-70X: Amazing all around reaction rod for square bills, larger topwater, buzz baits, small swimbaits, mid cranks and larger jerkbaits - 7’ Med-Heavy, regular taper, 10-25lb, 3/8-1oz
Mark 56 - F7.5-76X: Semi parabolic rod for Magdrafts, glides, and large hard baits. XXHeavy, Mod-Fast, 3/4-3.5oz, 15-30lb
OneTen Special - F4.5-611X: A revamp of a Destroyer classic designed for big water jerk bait fishing and walking topwater - 6'11", Medium+, Fast, 3/8-3/4oz, 8-20lb
OneTen Stick - F4-65X: Shorter Jerkbait rod for precision casts and hooksets - 6'5" Medium, slow taper, 8-20lb, 1/4-3/4oz
PopX Stick - F1-63X: Beautifully crisp small finesse hard bait rod + BFS rod - 6'3" Ultra-light, Slow taper, 6-14lb, 1/8-1oz
Siglett - F0-66X: A dedicated Mushi or “Bug” style Bait Finesse Rod, The F0ST-66X Siglett excels in Ultra-Finesse topwater applications - 6'6" Super Ultra-Light, Ex-Fast/Slow taper, 4-10lb, 3/32-1/4 oz
Super Destroyer - F6-69X: Amazing new all around use rod for hard and soft baits - 6’9” Heavy, Med-fast taper, 12-25lb, 1/4-1.25oz,
Tachyon Shaft - F6.5-67X: New Jig Rod concept for delivering the fastest and hardest hook sets - 6'7" Heavy, regular taper, 12-25lb, 1/4-1.25oz
Tequila Baccarac - F7-70X: All around heavy bait rod, swimbaits, frogs, A-rigs - 7' Ex-Heavy, regular taper, 12-30lb, 3/4-4oz
The Dark Sleeper - F4.5-71X: Amazing swim jig, small swimbait and spinnerbait rod - 7’1” Med-Heavy, fast taper, 8-20lb, 1/4-1oz
The X-Bites - F5.5-72X: Highly sensitive bottom contact rod for jigs and worms - 7’2” Heavy, Ex-fast taper, 10-25lb, 1/4-1oz
Z-Crank Elseil - F3.5-70X: Amazing new small crankbait rod capable for topwater and jerkbaits too - 7' Medium, Regular taper, 8-16lb, 1/4-3/4oz