The XX's just fit the way I like to fish and perform and hold up incredibly well. Many of mine have been used, borrowed, or demo'd by friends, acquaintances, dealers etc and in most cases resulted in that person buying some of their own. Certain models i can easily predict will make fans by someone using them case in point the Perfect Pitch, DSR, Flipping Special, Launcher and Spinnerbait Special especially. They are the gateway models to a life of MB addiction for most.....
That being said as I learned more and more about the new versions my nervousness subsided as MB did their normal wizardry and addressed feedback from staff, dealers and customers in regards to any changes being made. I still see the incredible XX version just with some changes that will make them even more desirable. The first generation have been a hit and with 5 years or so under its belt it was time for a makeover in a sense. One thing you all know is MB does not change anything simply for the sake of changing. The R&D process on their products is extensive.
The best advice I can give anyone is to simply take advantage of the great deals on the current XX generation because when they are gone that generation is gone. In the meantime start saving them pennies till early next year when the new generation drops. As I am able to release more info I will advise of components etc. on this board. Like I said early on in this post....when the new gen is released you guys will be the final judges on if they are for you or not.
Good fishing and thanks for taking the time to read this and thanks for supporting Megabass.
I’m sure whatever is in store with a new generation will be great. But hard to believe it’s gonna be so good to beat the deals on the current gen or make me regret this purchase.
I know most people would prefer Megabass to stay in the upper echelon, enthusiast tier, but I'd love for them to come out with a stick in the $150 zone that is worthwhile. The market is flooded with so many unexciting rods in the 100-200 range that it would be nice to see Megabass really knock it outta the park there. Sadly, the Levante just doesn't do it.
MB XX Flat Side and Powell Max 706 CB for Jerks, Topwater Poppers , Walking Baits 3/4oz or less.
MB XX Diablo Spec R for Spinnerbaits (Use it for for Chatterbaits, buzzbaits and other stuff as well)
MB XX Extreme Mission for Swim Jigs and Small to Mid soft plastic swimbaits on jig heads. Also an awesome Fluke and Senko Rod. Why do I only have 1 of these now?
MB XX Perfect Pitch great pitching rod, espeically around docks
MB XX Flip
Powell 754 CB Glass .... Great squarebill, mid to deep cranking and chatterbait rod.... Why did I sell these????
X2MediumHeavy wrote:Hoping they keep the full cork with a cork or EVA foregrip.
X3Houndfish wrote:Yes, I am completely on Team Full Cork now, I really really hope they keep that.
Apparently, or so the little birdy said, full cork is the word.TommyG wrote:X3Houndfish wrote:Yes, I am completely on Team Full Cork now, I really really hope they keep that.