Bassmaster Elite Series pro Chris Zaldain has been signed to the Megabass National Pro Staff. Zaldain will fish the new line of Orochi XX series rods on tour this year.
“What amazed me most about the Orochi XX rods is the tremendous attention to detail,” said Zaldain, who won the Bassmaster Central Opens points title in 2011 and already has seven top-10 finishes in a short B.A.S.S. career. “They use the finest high-modulus graphite, which makes them super-light and sensitive. I’ve had light rods in the past, but many of them are not balanced. These just feel perfect in your hand. It’s obvious that everything from how they’re molded, to the way the cork is sanded, to the guides and the epoxy has been thought through in tremendous detail.”
“Chris is, without a doubt, one of the brightest young stars in our sport today,” said Yuskei Murayama, Vice President of Megabass of America. “Not only has he proven himself a force on the water, but as we’ve gotten to know Chris these past two years, he’s continued to impress with a level of poise, integrity and intellect that far surpass his years. We are honored that Chris has chosen our rods to support his passion for fishing, and look forward to growing with him in the many years to come.”