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1st Kastking Reel, Should I Get Speed Demon or Assassin?

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I understand, 2 different animals. I tend to fish a variety of lures and do like a 28-31 IPT. I don't want to buy both, but do want to get one and the other at a later time. Both seem to have very good reviews and both seem well built. What ya'll say?

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I don't know anything about Kastking other than that crazy Philly Fishing youtube guy uses them.  After looking at them I would think the Assassin would be a little more versatile being a 6.3.1.  However if you are a finesse guy or do a lot of punching, flipping, or pitching, the 9.3.1 of the Speed Demon might be what you want.  Let us know what you think of whichever one you purchase.

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Are you more comfortable reeling slower for baits that require it (burner) or reeling faster on baits that require it (assassin)?  You now know why we are borderline hoarders when it come to rods/reels and always have an excuse to buy another!!  :lol:

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If you are going to get both eventually, I would suggest starting with the Assassin. It is a more versatile reel than the Speed Demon.

 

I have used mine for jerkbaits, topwater, shakyheads, tubes and T-rig Senkos.

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Assassin, more versatile reel. All you need to know buddy. Speed demon is to fast for some applications IMO.

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Another vote for the Assassin. Take a look at the Stealth too.

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17 hours ago, rcg703 said:

Take a look at the Stealth too.

The Stealth is great for casting weightless plastic and light lures. The cross-drilled wiffled spool is crazy light.

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^^^ This is definitely true.

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I agree with the stealth being an excellent option. However the assassin can be purchased on e-bay for a ridiculous $43.99 right now. That my friends is crazy crazy!!

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7 minutes ago, nascar2428 said:

I agree with the stealth being an excellent option. However the assassin can be purchased on e-bay for a ridiculous $43.99 right now. That my friends is crazy crazy!!

He speaks the truth. On ebay Speed Demon is also on sale for $53.99 and Stealth for $39.99

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I see all the vote but I  must say...if you have never thrown a super high speed reel you need to try it. It is a lot easier to slow your cadence down on a high speed reel compared to speeding up your cadence on a slow speed reel. I have and continue to use both, but the Speed Demon has three slots in my rod rack.

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I went with the Assassin first and came back for the Stealth. I love them both for their own applications.

 

The Assassin is my one and only choice for a frogging reel.

 

You definitely can't go wrong with either for the price.

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I was going to get the speed demon but the weight is what turned me away. It is like 8.3 oz so if your ok with that then great but to me i don't like using heavy rods and reels. It's just my preference but that is the reason i didn't get it.  The super fast gear ratio was still really tempting but i don't see myself flipping and pitching with that heavy of a reel and that is what i wanted it for.  I know they both have amazing reviews on amazon though. Good Luck!:)

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