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Kassie
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Location: King Williams Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Too much to mention!
Best Catch: 2.55 Largemouth Bass - 1.56 Smallmouth Bass
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Morning chaps

A quick breakdown comparison...

Assassin Beachmaster Zero
14 foot
3 piece
Spinning
5 - 7 ounce range
Fuji hardware all round
R 3800 brand new from a dealer

Loomis & Franklin HMG 36T
14 foot
3 piece
Spinning
5 - 7 ounce range
Fuji hardware all round
R 2500 brand new from a dealer

Is the Assassin's performance and/or build quality that much better to warrant the R1300 price premium?

Looking to target edibles (and maybe smaller non-eds on the odd occasion) on banks a bit further out or where conditions require a heavier sinker.

Kassie
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Best Catch: 2.55 Largemouth Bass - 1.56 Smallmouth Bass
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Boat: Dry land for me
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Jirre - okes were full of comments on this one((wideeye))

At the end of the day - I opted for the Assassin - and it will be paired with a BG6500.

Interestingly - I note on the Assassin's advertising sticker on the rod - the recommended sinker weights are 5 to 7 ounces - but then displayed in grams - 142g to 227g.

The 142g is bang on target at 5 ounces
But 227g works out to 8 ounces

They've done the same on their 14" heavy casting model - the sticker says 7 to 9 ounces (227g to 255g)
So the 227g = 8 ounces and the 255 = 9 ounces

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willem wikkel spies
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Kassie, skuus man

nou eers die tread gesien.
ek het 2x van die multiplier stokke 7-9 ons
ons het die 1 al 2x keer gebreek.

die vervaardiger het stok met nuwe section geruil

die specs is 7-9 ons, maar die stok sal nie n 9 ons kan gooi nie.

dis wel n baie ligte stok.
baie lekker in die hand.

Kassie
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Joined: Thu Jan 28th, 2010
Location: King Williams Town, South Africa
Posts: 61
Equipment: Too much to mention!
Best Catch: 2.55 Largemouth Bass - 1.56 Smallmouth Bass
Favorite Fishing Spot: Sometimes even the pool in our complex
Boat: Dry land for me
Club: KWT Bassmasters
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willem wikkel spies wrote:
ons het die 1 al 2x keer gebreek


What were you doing to break it?

Casting action?
Hooked a rocktopus and pulled too hard?
Or did someone bump the blank and never told you about it?

Yes - fully agree - it is a light stick - even with a BG6500 bolted on...

willem wikkel spies
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casting, only sinker for sliding.

7,5 ounce could be a 8 ounce.