The Destroyer® FMJ harnesses the full potential of our proprietary Hybrid Graphite System and multi-axis construction, delivering a unique blend of sensitivity and power to take jig fishing to new heights.
FMJ transmits contact and composition in sharp clarity, Japanese carbon transmitting even the subtlest pickup bites and pecks. Showcasing a tip section designed with that perfect balance of stiffness/give to hop jigs out of danger of snags, FMJ is built to dominate the gnarliest structure, without sacrificing the ability to manipulate jigs with exact precision.
Powerful lower blank section puts control in your hands in and around structure, while FMJ’s flawless bend responds effortlessly to surging fish to keep hard-won bites pinned.
FMJ’s balance point is carefully calibrated to a palming grip, pivoting with the angler’s hand as the axis point. This reduces rod-work fatigue, while also positioning the angler to unleash fearsome hooksets at a moment’s notice.
First released in Japan in 1996, the Destroyer® rod series ushered in an era of unrivaled performance, innovation, and craftsmanship that reverberated throughout the angling world. Built to Japanese angling specifications, each generation of Destroyer® represented an evolution in Megabass® rod design, allowing anglers across Japan to realize ever-greater potential with every cast.
Harnessing this design evolution, the all-new Destroyer® is crafted exclusively for North American anglers. Each model is a careful refinement of key American techniques, tirelessly honed by the insight our designers have gained though thirty-years of innovation across virtually every lure type and category.
Each un-sanded blank features the original Destroyer® logo as a nod to its predecessors, and is constructed of a proprietary Hybrid Graphite System. This system integrates carbon of varying modulus into a single blank, selecting the optimal grade for each bend point for a “Hybrid” construction that is effortlessly suited to the task at hand. Combined with our multi-axis build process, each blank stands in its prime, poised to unleash bombing casts and devastating hooksets, while also revealing a deep wellspring of “lifting power” to control the fight.
Patented blank-through construction, Spiral Architecture Reel Seat, and Head Locker combine to deliver low-profile ergonomics and inspiring feel. Fuji® Titanium SiC® guides are anchored by dual thread-wraps on heavy action models, while stripper guides on all models are finished with a distinctive flourish.
Armed with the best available materials and components, patented advancements, proprietary blank builds and tapers, and that impeccable fit and finish anglers have come to expect from Megabass, these first eight models represent the opening salvo in North America’s own Destroyer® journey. Choose your weapons wisely.