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Seaguar Tatsu Vs Sunline Shooter

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Hi BR,

 

I hear these are both great lines, but am wondering what the characteristic differences are between the two.  I have used shooter before in 20 lb. for pitching jigs and was very happy with it, but have not used Tatsu.  I really like the minimal stretch aspect of shooter compared to lots of others out there.  Any thoughts on the two for those of you who have used them would be appreciated. 

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Both are amazing lines but are very different lines. Tatsu in general is more manageable and holds less memory. Shooter is more abrasion resistant, and is better overall for pitching/flipping IMO. Tatsu is an amazing lines as it fuses two different resins to create the most versatile line available. It has a hard inner resin for strength and utilizes a softer outer resin for manageability as it is more supple. Hope that helps!

 

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7 hours ago, Stephen B said:

Both are amazing lines but are very different lines. Tatsu in general is more manageable and holds less memory. Shooter is more abrasion resistant, and is better overall for pitching/flipping IMO. Tatsu is an amazing lines as it fuses two different resins to create the most versatile line available. It has a hard inner resin for strength and utilizes a softer outer resin for manageability as it is more supple. Hope that helps!

 

Stephen B nailed it. I prefer Tatsu even at it's high price because it is going to last longer than any other fluro I've used. Many times I've stripped it off and reversed it without issue. And it is by far my fav leader material with braid.

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Tatsu, hands down.  There is no comparison.  Seaguar invented fluorocarbon fishing line, and their expertise is showcased in Tatsu.  It's very manageable, easy to cast, no memory, and abrasion resistant.  I'm a big fan of it.

 

That said, I know it's expensive, so I can't spool it on all my reels.  I use it primarily for senkos and finesse fishing.  But when I'm flipping/pitching, I'll use AbrazX instead. Again, very subtle, and no line memory similar to Tatsu, but even better abrasion resistance, plus it costs less.

 

Really... if you're going fluorocarbon fishing line, go with the guys who not only invented it, but are the only ones who make the fluorocarbon resins themselves, strictly for fishing.  No other company does that.

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Tatsu. I've tried a ton of them, I should have saved my money and just bought the best to start with. I only spool about 50 yards of it on my reel at a time so it really makes it easier to swallow the price tag. 

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I'd give tatsu a try and see how you like it.  I tried tatsu last year but didn't fall in love with it and went back to sunline sniper.  I have only used shooter once so I can't really compare.

 

Tatsu is very manageable but I didn't feel like it was durable enough and lacked sensitivity.

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If I used straight FC, it would be Tatsu all the way.

There is usually  one great sale a year which works out to being 2 for 1 with the purchase of 4 spools. Spooling 50 yards at a time x 4 spools and your good for years!

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Tatsu would be my choice.  It has been great for me.  I would say if it has one down side,  it has a lot of stretch but strangely, it seems to improve hook sets when fishing soft plastic. 

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Tatsu is the best line I have ever fished, but if you are just using fluorocarbon for

leader, InvizX or AbrazX will fit the need.

 

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Agree with Roadwarrior,

 

Leader, Sunline is perfectly fine. Spooling up with straight flouro, tatsu is the best one out there.

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