Named in honor of the storied “X-Bites” Japanese fishing program, the F5.1/2-72X rises to the challenge of extreme conditions and unspeakably tough bites. The extra-fast taper of THE X-BITES commands bottom contact rigs in the depths with supreme confidence, delivering pinpoint feedback to heighten angler awareness and lure presentation. In addition to staple ½ and ¾oz weights, THE X-BITES is able to handle lighter Texas rigs in deeper water, adding a subtly devastating option to fill out limits on tough days. The rod’s lightweight and balanced design, coupled with intense sensitivity, delivers the kind of performance that will conquer the toughest competitions.