Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

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Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby ibobpeb » Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:15 pm

Between the Jerkbait Special, Flat Side Special, Swingfire and Spinnerbait Special..... which rod would be best suited for 1.5 squarebills?

Over the weekend I caught my personal best on a KVD 1.5 silent squarebill using a light spinning rod not even designed for throwing squarebills (it was a walleye jigging rod 6'6" st croix ml fast action legend elite) and now I'm hooked on this technique.. Need to get myself a dedicated squarebill rod now! Appreciate any advice.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby cndbasshunter » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:09 am

ibobpeb wrote:Between the Jerkbait Special, Flat Side Special, Swingfire and Spinnerbait Special..... which rod would be best suited for 1.5 squarebills?

Over the weekend I caught my personal best on a KVD 1.5 silent squarebill using a light spinning rod not even designed for throwing squarebills (it was a walleye jigging rod 6'6" st croix ml fast action legend elite) and now I'm hooked on this technique.. Need to get myself a dedicated squarebill rod now! Appreciate any advice.

Flatside

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby CGrinder » Sat Oct 03, 2015 7:18 am

X2. Flat Side.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby jkleino » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:41 am

X3 Flatside, but the swingfire is great too if you aren't needing to make tighter casts around cover.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby DirtydeucegooseUSMC » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:14 am

I too will go flatside, I've got one dedicated to baits that size.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby M Perry » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:24 am

Flatside. The DSR is great too.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby ibobpeb » Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:00 am

Thanks everyone. Flatside it is! Can't wait to get my hands on one.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby cure-hb » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:25 am

flatside special is the one.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby Johnny A » Sun Jun 05, 2016 8:50 pm

Orochi XX F6-70XX Tour Versatile is what I've been using. Works well.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby bronzefly » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:56 am

It depends on how and where you fish square bills. In a lot of open water, light cover, etc. the Flat Side is just fine. I prefer the XX Diablo Spec R for fishing square bills around rocks, grass, lay downs, etc. The new 2016 Destroyer Bandersnatch feels like it will make a great target casting square bill rod for more cover oriented fishing too...

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby Johnny A » Mon Jun 06, 2016 3:40 am

bronzefly wrote:It depends on how and where you fish square bills. In a lot of open water, light cover, etc. the Flat Side is just fine. I prefer the XX Diablo Spec R for fishing square bills around rocks, grass, lay downs, etc. The new 2016 Destroyer Bandersnatch feels like it will make a great target casting square bill rod for more cover oriented fishing too...


I generally add a step or two up in power on everything. It's just a preference from the old broom handle rod days!

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby jmudd » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:05 am

Megabass Destroyer jabberwalk 6'8" f4 power. It is an older megabass rod but it's the most awesome square bill rod. I crank a lot of hard cover and the rod is perfect for close quarters fish. Rod has a very parabolic action but has some backbone. I also have a flat side special and that is also a great rod. I like it for more open water situations cranking rip rap or submerged grass. Also work well for small deep running baits.

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby Giqqo » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:58 am

I like the flatside special from the Orochi XX line

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby papabassin » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:31 am

If you're sticking to the XX lineup, I would go FSS or DSR

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Re: Which Megabass rod for 1.5 squarebills?

Postby djd » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:42 pm

My choices...

MB XX Flatside Special or MB Black Jungle Deep Cranking Slow Rolling. Either of these work around wood, rocks, and grass unless you are fishing grass so thick you need a punching weight to get through, then I'd move to a Diablo Spec.

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