Details & MSRP:
- Megabass Destroyer P5 Super Destroyer 6’9” Casting Rod | F6-69X
- Length: 6’9″
- Power: Heavy
- Action: Medium Fast
- Line: 12 – 15lb
- Lure: 1/4 – 1 1/4 oz.
- MSRP: $499.00
General Overview & First Impressions:
- Megabass is a brand that needs no introduction. The consistent quality and unmatched craftsmanship of their rods is something that we’ve always admired from Megabass. The product being highlighted today, along with the entire Destroyer P5 line of rods, is the ultimate culmination of these two admirable traits.
- Let’s start with the blank. Megabass is calling the construction of this blank their “5-D Graphite System,” which they claim addresses the five elements of flexion—vertical axis, horizontal axis, oblique axis, elongation and elasticity. What this translates to on the water is a very crisp and responsive blank that makes casting and setting the hook feel different than almost anything else. I would say that the closest feeling I have gotten from another rod is that of a Shimano Expride or Shimano/G. Loomis Conquest. Both the Expride and Conquest utilize a carbon tape within and around their blanks to achieve a similar crisp feeling.
- The craftsmanship on all of the Destroyer P5 Rods is second to none. From the attention to detail on every single thread on the guide wraps to the unique painted logo and unhanded blank — These rods are immaculate in terms of presentation.
- The handle on the Super Destroyer is extremely unique. It is constructed from carbon fiber and has a unique bulbous shape. Again, drawing a comparison to a Shimano product, it is similar in feel to the Ci4+ Reel Seat which can be found on the Poison Adrena series of rods.
- I would be remised if I didn’t acknowledge how light these rods are. This Super Destroyer is one of the heavier models yet it still weighs in at only 4.4 oz!
Applications & Recommended Gear:
- OK — That’s enough generalization. Here is the scoop on the Super Destroyer.
- This thing is built for bottom contact. Everything about this rod is geared towards power and sensitivity. I know what you’re thinking, “How powerful can a rod under 7′ really be?” well — Pretty damn powerful is the answer. Remember the 5-D Graphite construction? Yeah… That’s on full display here. In their own words, Megabass says “The shorter overall length contribute[s] to faster hooksets, it also increases maneuverability, close-quarters control, and opens up new angling avenues to challenge traditional heavy-cover games.”
- I believe this to be an excellent choice for shallow water anglers. This is the style of rod that you can use to throw a compact jig or texas rig and just go down the bank dissecting each and every piece of cover you come across. The shorter length will give you excellent accuracy and the construction/power of the rod will give you supreme confidence in your ability to move fish away from cover once you get them buttoned up.
Like most Megabass products, this rod cannot be fully appreciated unless you put it in your hands. I know that I was blown away the first time I picked one up, so now its your turn to check them out to see what they’re all about.