Megabass F5-72X Daemos

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Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:42 pm

Anyone have this rod? Looking for feedback..
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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by vishus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:24 pm

I have one, mainly texas rigs, jigs up to 3/8oz, some spinnerbaits, jerk baits, even square bills (if I don't bring a cranking rod). what do you want to know?

I bought it to complement my FMJ for lighter contact work. The Daemos has a softer tip and casts the sub 3/8oz better than the FMJ. Both are very sensitive/crisps (in my hands), balanced and light...

I wasn't sure what to expect as the FMJ is a 7'1"H true jig rod (and heavy TR). about perfect for how I fish jigs.
The Daemos is 7'2" and a MH, was it going to be a FMJ jr (F5 vs F6)?

The Daemos is a solid "search for one" candidate, albeit with a more single hook focus. If your familiar to the
F5 Diablo Spec R, it is a faster, lighter, better model. It is a better caster than the FMJ or Diablo, more precision pinpoint casts.

I was originally going to get it for just TR, and a get a 110 rod for jerking, I use the Daemos for both. It is also my primary POND rod (I like to only care one rod when walking around). It handles my pond mix great (3/8jig, 1/4TR, weightless senko, 3/8 oz spinnerbait, lipless crank, square bill). I do however switch to the FMJ when I am on a serious jig bite...

if your in AZ, we can meet up and I'll let you try it out (I have a pretty decent pond in my neighborhood to test on)...

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:29 pm

What reel do you have on it?
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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:31 pm

BTW,
Thanks for the information, you certainly have me pointed in the right direction with it.
I asked about the reel your using to see how it’s being balanced.
What I don’t want is a rod with the same specs as the Gambler 30th I have.
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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by vishus » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:52 pm

I switch reels out all of the time ;).

Steez sv tw, tatula sv tw, tatula 100 with DIY spool, core50mg7, Pixy PX68-R

lately been pond thrashing with the tatula 100, it will empty the Ray's DIY spool with a 1/4TR or 3/8oz jig with a yamamoto spider grub. I switch between 20# and 40# jbraid brand with and without leaders and having been having a blast with 2# to 8# pond bass this year. I went last week and was even casting lipless cranks and landed a bunch or 2-4# fish.

It balances best with the Steez/Core. but even fishes well with the heavier Tatula sv.

isnt the Gambler a F7 with a more moderate taper? this is a F5 with a fast taper.

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:56 pm

vishus wrote:I switch reels out all of the time ;).

Steez sv tw, tatula sv tw, tatula 100 with DIY spool, core50mg7, Pixy PX68-R

lately been pond thrashing with the tatula 100, it will empty the Ray's DIY spool with a 1/4TR or 3/8oz jig with a yamamoto spider grub. I switch between 20# and 40# jbraid brand with and without leaders and having been having a blast with 2# to 8# pond bass this year. I went last week and was even casting lipless cranks and landed a bunch or 2-4# fish.

It balances best with the Steez/Core. but even fishes well with the heavier Tatula sv.

isnt the Gambler a F7 with a more moderate taper? this is a F5 with a fast taper.
Taper??
Got to go back to the rod glossary. Lol
I’d say that they gambler is anything but moderate. I call it ex fast.
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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by vishus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:17 am

interesting, I always thought that rod was a Med Fast. I must have been mistaken. Have you fished the FMJ? The FMJ as a F6 is quite a bit stouter than the Daemos F5. I know that comparing different lines F5,F6, F7 don't always match up. I would have thought a Gambler F7 would be even stouter than the FMJ?

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by goldrod » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:26 am

You had a Pixy on the Daemos, how did that work out?

The gambler is a stout rod, without a doubt. I can put a 3/4 Oz jig and the tip won’t give
I’ve used it to pitch with and caught bream on it.
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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by vishus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:30 am

nice, I think your Gambler is closer to the FMJ. the Daemos would be a lighter model, I compare the Daemos more to prior Bearing Downs that I owned.

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by vishus » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:33 am

I've used the PIXY and a tuned SOL on it, it was great for cranking and texas rigging. I swapped out the Pixy for the new Tatula 100 as I really like an 8.1:1 for my plastics. I think I am going to get a JDM Steez XG for it.

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by Carylab » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:44 am

I use my Daemos as a dedicating swim jig rod

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by bigfruits » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 am

i agree word for word on what vishus said although ive never tried squarebills on it.

jigs and t-rig (1/4-3/8oz plus plastic) is what i mainly use it for but also great with single hook moving baits in the 1/2oz range. i even like it for 5 and 6 inch senkos.

the daemos and the fmj have become two of my favorite rods. in the top 5 no doubt.

both are very well balanced and in my hands balance well with any reel, light or heavy.

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by Real Pudd legend » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:31 pm

Thanks for the great info fellas , it’s exactly what I was wondering about as well. Mine should be coming in the first week of January.

Would you rate it as comparable to a Loomis 3 or 4 power or in between like 3.5?

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by toporanger » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:23 am

I use mine with a steez a. It used completely for spinnerbaits, swimjigs and swimbaits under 6 inches. I think it would load up nice for light t rigs etc but I end using my emtf for those duties. I have really fell in love with the rod for 4-5 inch swimbaits in the grass.

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Re: Megabass F5-72X Daemos

Post by zodiak311 » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:46 pm

I love my Daemos. I use it for jerkbaits, and single hook power fishing. Mine is paired with a Daiwa Ize Light.
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