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Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:37 am
by bronzefly
Salty Parrot wrote:Placed an order for the themis. Cant wait.


Thank you, shipping today. Please post up your thoughts when you have some time with it!

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:47 am
by Houndfish
Salty Parrot wrote:Placed an order for the themis. Cant wait.


Good man. Please post your thoughts on it once you have some time
on it.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:00 am
by Salty Parrot
Will do, review on it in a few days.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:53 pm
by Cristo
I will see if I can find it but I thought I did a review of that rod.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:08 pm
by Cristo
Scroll down and you should see some of my feed back in the BT. Hope rhat helps ad well :D

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Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:08 pm
by Cristo

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 10:19 am
by Houndfish
Thanks, I though I remembered the BT being discussed but I couldn't find it when I was looking the other day.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:58 pm
by Salty Parrot
Starting to wonder if my rod has been shipped. Says to arrive today but still hasn't received it yet. Fedex only says shipping label created.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 7:27 am
by Salty Parrot
Update: the tracking number I was given was wrong so they gave me the right one. Not even mad because it did ship when it was intended too. Thanks tackletrap for quick service.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:34 am
by Salty Parrot
Review of the rod
So the rod does definitely feel like a light action rod with a extra fast tip. Casted 1/8 oz lures on it and performed well. Haven't casted anything heavier but it feels doable for sure. Hooked on a few fish also, good back bone and sensitivity for sure. I feel like I made the right purchase over the Phenix even though I am a phenix fan. Reel sits comfortable on it for me and I actually like the trigger grip on this rod. Guides all look good and they use smaller guides on the rod. Very satisfied.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:13 am
by Houndfish
I ordered one last night, I held out as long as I could. I figured if the new XX rods use the same reel seat as the XXX, I might as well see if I like it.

Real question is, will I actually sell the two rods the Black Themis is going to replace, or will I just shove them in the back of the rack "just in case"?

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:36 am
by Cristo
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Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:36 am
by Houndfish
Wanted to post an update on the Black Themis now that I have had it out for a while and caught some bass on it. All in all, i really like it. It is exactly as advertised, a Light power rod with an XF tip. I have been using it with an Alphas FC and an sv105, both spooled up with 7lb Sniper. Most of my fishing so far has been either a weightless Trick Worm or a DS w/3/16oz weight.

Up front, I will say that casting with an XF rod is very different then the more ModFast Phoenix I am used to and my first few outings with the Alphas FC mounted were non-stop overruns and two trips ended with pretty bad backlashes. I switched to the sv105 to get a little more control and had a much better time of things, but I still need to keep the brakes up and really pay attention to each cast. All this being said, the rod seems to handle both lures very well and hooksets with a t-rigged Trick Worm on a 3/0 Owner Offset hook were very very easy, with a couple of small bass hooking themselves while I was fussing with an overrun. The rod casts the DS rig quite a bit further then my XX DS spinning rod and with a lot less effort and finger slap. Hooksets on a DS rig were effortless as well, just a reeldown-n-lift is all it takes. The rod loads up quickly and has all the power I would expect from a Light powered casting rod. I do think it is a little less powerful then the Phoenix or the XX, but it might be the XF taper messing with me. Hopefully I can get some larger bass with it soon to really put it through it's paces, but so far it is a winner. I do wonder about it's sensitivity vs the XX DS, but now that it is warming up and my hands are not numb, I am going to run them side by side and see. I feel like it is close, but it's hard to get a good sense with cold hands and gloves on. The casting issues do remain and I managed to get a show-stopping backlash with the sv105, but I hope I can get it dialed in as I really am liking the XF action for both DS and small plastics.

I would really really like it better if it had the same power/action, but was around 6'-6'2". It's a fun little rod and I think it will work for my needs, but my search for the One True BFS Rod will continue.

Here it is next to it's big brother, a FMJ with a sv103 on it.

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Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:52 am
by Salty Parrot
Mine snapped so I got it warrantied. They r sending me a 68 Rattle Viper.

Re: Megabass Orochi XXX or Phenix Feather Bass

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 pm
by Houndfish
Salty Parrot wrote:Mine snapped so I got it warrantied. They r sending me a 68 Rattle Viper.


That's too bad, how big was the fish that broke it?