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Gaijin
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Looking at buying this rod to pair with my IP79. Looking to us it for small swimbait and jigs. I like buying multi piece rods as I travel quite a bit and they are easier to transport. I’m looking for insight if the rod will do the job and if it’s a good rod? I’m looking for older MB rods that are multi piece. Thanks in advance. 


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I never had a rod from the RC line up. But it seems like these began coming out right between phases II and III and then into the phase III years. I believe some models had a phase III equivalent even. This was a good vintage span of years for megabass in my opinion. If this rod fits your needs length and action wise, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the product if it’s for a decent price. 

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@polkfish1 thanks for your reply and input! I’ll probably be pulling the trigger on one then.

You mention phases? Would you mind to elaborate more or point me in the direction where I can learn more? Thanks! 


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@gaijin That is a great question. Perhaps some megabass historians will chime in here.

Rather than try to write my version, I copy a link to a wiki page that gives a pretty good overview:

https://ja-m-wikipedia-org.translate.goog/wiki/デストロイヤー_(釣り竿)?_x_tr_sl=ja&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

You know what they say about opinions and a-holes. But mine is that the last great destroyer rod was in phase III and culminated in the exceptional X7 series. Been a downhill slide from there. But, I’m always looking for a good comeback story. 


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I have some old JapanTackle.com web pages when they also sold rods.  I’ll try to figure out how to post the info.


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@polkfish1 wow! Thank you for sharing! That was an incredible read. Yes, it’s sad to see in the recent years their rods going down hill. I haven’t been in the game long enough to I’ve seen the shift but I definitely feel it. Thanks again! This definitely makes me want one even more! Now the hunt begins! 


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@blitzdr I would appreciate it! Thanks! 🙏


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@blitzdr I would appreciate it! Thanks! 🙏

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This might be where the “Phase” nomenclature came from.  The Evoluzion rods were referred to as “Phase I”, “Phase II” and “Phase III”.  I have some old Megabass literature and stuff from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s.


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@gaijin

I own many generations of MB sticks, have owned a good number of RCs, and still have a few in my lineup, including a pair of the 99 piece run of Amart limited F5 72XRC Crane Graphics and the even rarer “Drunken Frog” (as I like to call it) F6 69XRC Frog & Heavy Cover Special Amart Limited, as pictured below.

They are very nice sticks and both of them are quite versatile. Sensitivity is very good and I wouldn’t hesitate to toss a jig on the F6 69 as it’s got plenty of power to do so, even with a slightly slower taper that falls under the med-fast designation.

As for the rod you're asking about goes…unfortunately I have not owned that model, but…Here’s a link to some info on it.

https://jdmfishing.com/vault/rc-world-702mh/

While it does list “rubber jigs” at the end of its suggested applications, I have found (in my experience over the years with MB’s rods) that the last ones on the list are usually more effectively fished on a different model, as not only MB, but many manufacturers tend to be a bit “optimistic” about certain models’ capabilities. They are usually relying on the varying preferences of fishermen when doing so. In other words, many of us have different tastes when it come to what we like in certain rods for certain applications, so listing “rubber jigs” as a suitable application may be realistic if you’re looking for/prefer a slower taper rod to do so. But for me, a swimbait/moving bait rod (unless designed to fish weedless/soft plastic swimmers) won’t be pulling double duty as a jig rod in my Arsenal, unless I absolutely have to have only one rod to do both. If that’s the case, the 702 may work nicely for you, but IMO, will most likely be a compromise while fishing one of the two techniques you’re talking about utilizing the rod for and my gut tells me it’ll be in the jig department. Like @polkfish said…opinions are like a-holes and this is just mine, but if it was me, I wouldn’t expect the 702 to truly shine at both applications. With that said…there’s only one real way to know…buy it and try it for yourself...then report back to us... 😉

As for the “phases”…

Phase II and Phase III refers to different generations of rods from MB. Destroyer Phase IIs were primarily Evoluzion series sticks, while the Phase III iterations were a full line of models offered in 2014 for many different techniques and were a “step down” from what myself and many regard as one of, if not the finest blanks/series MB has ever produced…the OG X7 series. The 2014 X7 blanks were also used for the ARMS World Challenge and Super Leggeras, but that a whole other can of worms.

jdmfishing.com offers a very large database of specs and info (dubbed “The Vault”) on Megabass and MANY other manufacturer’s products. Check it out if/when you get a chance. Hopefully this long-winded reply helps a bit.

https://jdmfishing.com/product-category/rods/

 

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This might be where the “Phase” nomenclature came from.  The Evoluzion rods were referred to as “Phase I”, “Phase II” and “Phase III”.  I have some old Megabass literature and stuff from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s.

I appreciate it! 🙏


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Gaijin
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@rise thank you for your incredible wealth of knowledge! 🙏 those Amart rods are stunning to say the least! And yes, you are right I’m asking a rod to do different things. I always use the Vault when ever I can, if anything I have many tabs open to compare. I appreciate all the work that has gone into the websites! 🙏 I’ll probably just have to pull the trigger to really see for my self. 😝 


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I finally pulled the trigger. I’m happy what it’s intended to be used for! Super happy with how it looks with my IP79. 

Now I’m on the hunt for a rod for my Morethan. It’s a never ending cycle! Lol 


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