In 1995, Yuki Ito prototyped the Destroyer® of traditional bass rods, drawing upon his hand-carved ARMS to unleash an unrivaled fusion of craft and technological innovation upon the Japanese bass market. Each subsequent generation of Destroyer® reached beyond the standards and conventions of their time to establish a new benchmark. A quarter-century later, “Project Living Legend” was established to ensure that each cycle of destruction and creation through innovation preserved Megabass’ rich DNA, bringing anglers ever-closer to the ideal.
Guided by this spirit, the LAIHA program gave birth to a limited concept rod series in 2019, developed to test and refine standard-destroying technologies to push innovation past present limits. From this tireless effort, the 5-D Graphite System was born. Representing a paradigm shift in the blank construction process, 5-D enables a more perfect realization of the Destroyer® through a new method of patterning and layering, unlocking untold potential.
Thus, with each generation, all change—especially destructive—is embraced in the technological pursuit of the angling ideal. Out of this cycle, Destroyer® rises anew to challenge anglers to new heights.
DESTROYER P5 (JDM) F3.5-72XS WIND BUSTER
The F3.5-72XS WIND BUSTER is the “go-to” choice to confront a vast and varied field, offering an ideal balance of length and power to handle finesse softbaits and smaller hardbaits alike—especially when tough headwinds make lures difficult to cast with baitcasting setups. Powered by the 5-D GRAPHITE SYSTEM, the WIND BUSTER displays crisp blank recovery performance and unexpected torque, enlivening presentations from shaky heads to jerkbaits. Medium-fast taper uncoils with silky-smoothness, transitioning load to where it is borne best, allowing for both delicate rod work and domineering performance as the situation dictates.
LENGTH - 7'2"
POWER - Medium
LINE RATING - 6-16lb
LURE RATING - 1/4-5/8oz
TAPER - Med Fast