Your most versatile rod?

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by HobeyBaker » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm

Bandersnatch wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 pm
Megabass orochi XX EMTF Gen 2 & Shimano Posion Adrena 7'3MH. Both are very very versatile sticks.
Which rod between these two has a faster taper?

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by bronzebacks » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:08 pm

djd wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:33 am
This has probably been asked before, but what is the most versatile rod in your current rod line-up and what have you used with it?

I'll start... Megabass XX Gen 1 EMTF - Its the best rod I've owned for swim jigs (1/4-3/8), swimbaits (keitech style) on a jighead (1/4-3/8), weightless senkos and flukes, small buzzbaits (1/4), small topwater poppers, (3/16-3/8) tube jigs. It also does well with T-rigs (3/16-3/8) in light to moderate grass, spinnerbaits (1/4-1/2), buzzbaits (3/8), chatterbaits (3/8), topwater poppers (3/8), the smaller whopper plopper type baits, football jigs (1/2 or less) in sparse cover, and probably some things I've forgot. I prefer it over the MB Destroyer Daemos and MB XX DSR for most of the previously mentioned applications.
Agree 100% I've even thrown 6xd and dt16s, 10" power worm on shakey heads but now its my jackhammer rod. Ive cought more big bass on my emtf than any other I've owned. Its the only mb rod i have left

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by domthewon » Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:29 pm

I’d have to say 7’0mh poison ultima, X4 MB Destruction,Steez Racing Design 701mh/h Hustler, Evergreen Stallion any version of the 4 I own, OG MB XTIorXFTI Diablo, MB Og evo Elsiel, and the Evergreen Black Raven Extreme. Sorry I can’t choose one and I know I’m missing a few.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Bandersnatch » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:26 am

HobeyBaker wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Bandersnatch wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 pm
Megabass orochi XX EMTF Gen 2 & Shimano Posion Adrena 7'3MH. Both are very very versatile sticks.
Which rod between these two has a faster taper?

They are very close in taper. It does feel like once you get to the backbone the emtf has slightly more power

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Bandersnatch » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:27 am

Bandersnatch wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:26 am
HobeyBaker wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Bandersnatch wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 pm
Megabass orochi XX EMTF Gen 2 & Shimano Posion Adrena 7'3MH. Both are very very versatile sticks.
Which rod between these two has a faster taper?

They are very close in taper. It does feel like once you get to the backbone the emtf has slightly more power. It's worth noting the emtf however longer does weigh a full ounce more than the adrena.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by DirtyD64 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:33 am

I don't have the best rods, so I would say the 7'M fast Villain 2.0. A Steez A w/ Zillion SV spool casts anything and the rod still works for jerkbaits when necessary... Abu rods feel similar to my Medium powered fast action St. Croix Avid X...

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by HobeyBaker » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:02 pm

Bandersnatch wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:26 am
HobeyBaker wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:08 pm
Bandersnatch wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:22 pm
Megabass orochi XX EMTF Gen 2 & Shimano Posion Adrena 7'3MH. Both are very very versatile sticks.
Which rod between these two has a faster taper?

They are very close in taper. It does feel like once you get to the backbone the emtf has slightly more power
How do they balance? I’m assuming that the EMTF will balance good because it’s a Megabass.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Mothra » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:54 am

I have two set ups each of the Gen 1 EMTF and DSR due to how versatile they are...

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by Bandersnatch » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:58 pm

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How do they balance? I’m assuming that the EMTF will balance good because it’s a Megabass.
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They both balance well with a Metanium B on them but I fish an aldebaran 50 mgl on my adrena because I use it as a moving bait rod. It's my primary jackhammer setup.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by montey » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:20 pm

Loomis 843c MBR.

Can do 85% of my fishing well.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by bwjay » Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:24 am

Spinning: 6'8" LMHF Helium3 (2019)
Casting: 6'9" MHXF Helium3 (2019)

I do have other rods, but my Helium3s just do everything well. They won't do frogging very well even in open water due to big hooks and small backbones (compared to the 7'3XH I normally use), and they won't throw small stream trout lures very well, but I did throw a size 2 Mepps around on the spinning rod and caught my first stocked brook trout on it last year, so besides the lack of distance, it worked fine. The Helium3 taper is stupid versatile. It makes me not even want to try other rods, which is great and sad at the same time. I could probably be happy with these rods for the rest of my life in terms of performance and comfort.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by godshippy » Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:05 pm

mark poulson wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:02 am
Older Powell Max 733 casting rod. With the right light spool reel, I can throw anything from 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and with accuracy.
Dude...literally my favorite rod that I kick myself all the time for selling. I wish I still had this stick! Lowkey amazing versatility.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by MardukFIN » Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:50 pm

NEPS86MLXF-MHX. Perch/Zander/(Pike accidentally)

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by mark poulson » Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:58 pm

godshippy wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:05 pm
mark poulson wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:02 am
Older Powell Max 733 casting rod. With the right light spool reel, I can throw anything from 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and with accuracy.
Dude...literally my favorite rod that I kick myself all the time for selling. I wish I still had this stick! Lowkey amazing versatility.
I have been searching for a replacement, since the two I own and fish all the time are 15+ years old.
If you find one, please let me know, and I'll do the same.

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Re: Your most versatile rod?

Post by mark poulson » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:02 pm

godshippy wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:05 pm
mark poulson wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:02 am
Older Powell Max 733 casting rod. With the right light spool reel, I can throw anything from 1/4oz to 1 1/2oz, and with accuracy.
Dude...literally my favorite rod that I kick myself all the time for selling. I wish I still had this stick! Lowkey amazing versatility.
The people at Powell said this one is the closest now available. I'm keeping it as my ace in the hole.

Powell Endurance Casting Rod 7'3" Med Hvy
733C MHEF- For an all-around jig and plastics rod, this one is at the top of its game. Featuring an incredibly versatile length and power rating, the 733 is perfect for so many baits we’d need a whole page just to name half of them. It’s hard to go wrong with a few of these in your rod locker!

Taper Line Wt. Lure Wt. Guides Handle Type Handle Length Stock Price Qty
Extra Fast 10-17lb 1/4-3/4oz 10+Tip Endurance B 15-1/2" In Stock: 5+ $149.99

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