Megabass Orochi XX series rods have embodied the intersection between Japanese rod technologies and North American bass fishing. These new 2018 models feature X47-ASL Metal Fiber Blanks (?kabt?) that have undergone careful testing and refinement in Japan, the United States, and Canada. Performance gains include astonishing tensile strength, tenacious resilience, and a superior power-to-weight ratio that dramatically increases each blank?s lifting power and control. Low-resin carbon of various tonnage is also utilized throughout the 2018 Orochi XX?s balnks, increasing each model?s load transfer for instinctive casts and feel. Sensitivity is also taken to the next level with Micro Pitch Taping, which brings a new dimension to all bottom-contact applications. On top of upgrading the blank, the Orochi XX?s components have been dramatically upgraded through extensive testing, with an aim towards reducing overall weight and feel. The original Spiral Architect Reel Seat offers improved ergonomics, while also bettering bass angler?s feel by increasing contact area with the rod?s exposed blank. Fuji Stainless Steel SIC guides are placed precisely based off of each blank?s unique properties. There is no doubt, the all new for 2018 Megabass Orochi XX rods define an evolution in performance and design offering greater sensitivity, lifting power, crispness, and refinement to all American bass anglers.