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Fc Sniper Of Assasin?

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whats your take one which is better? i like the fc but still haven't pulled the trigger on the new stuff.

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It is a decent line. Casting and handling were good but I didn't think the line had that great of feel. For casting cranks and jerkbaits or reaction baits it would be a solid choice. For techniques involving feel I felt sniper was better. Plus I can't buy the assassin in bulk.

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It is a decent line. Casting and handling were good but I didn't think the line had that great of feel. For casting cranks and jerkbaits or reaction baits it would be a solid choice. For techniques involving feel I felt sniper was better. Plus I can't buy the assassin in bulk.

What feel are you referring to? Did you not like the slickness, to much stretch, or something else? Did it remind you more of a mono? In what ways do you feel Sniper is better, or are you maybe just use to it? I only ask as I want to try it, but have no issues with Sniper. Thx
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I've had 12lb Assassin on 3 of my jig rods for a couple months now.. I don't think it handles quite as well as sniper and it's a bit larger in diameter but overall it's good...Getting 225yds on the spool vs 200 for sniper, plus being a little cheaper to start with make it a good value..

 The stretch feels about the same as Sniper to me.

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Can't go wrong with Sniper. I think it's the best FC on the market.

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What feel are you referring to? Did you not like the slickness, to much stretch, or something else? Did it remind you more of a mono? In what ways do you feel Sniper is better, or are you maybe just use to it? I only ask as I want to try it, but have no issues with Sniper. Thx

Sorry, by "feel" I am referring to sensitivity of the line to transmit what is going on the other end. It sort of reminded me of Trilene XL/Seaguar Invisix. For referrence I will be only buying Tatsu and Sniper going forward. These two lines have what I look for in a flourocarbon and provide what I feel is the best combination of qualites:

-Stretch

-Sensitivity/Feel

-Line management

-Longevity

-Knot strength

-Bulk spool availability

-Abrasin resistance for wood/rock/zebra mussles

Other lines like Shooter for example, shine on the low stretch end and with feel but the line feels like bridge cable in terms of management and longevity. I can get a good year to even 2 years out of Sniper and Tatsu through light to moderate use and line conditioner. I am not trying to say Assassin is bad but I feel it would be ideally suited to reaction baits... Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, jerkbaits, lipless, cranks, etc. At least how I fish, in the places I fish, and throwing what I do it wouldn't be a line I would seek out again as a 1st choice.

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