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Sunline Shooter Defier Armilo mono ~ Discontinued ?


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While I haven't seen anything 'official'

sure seems like the writings on the wall.

Seeing all the 'signs'.

Fortunately, if you're a fan of this one as I am,

and are looking for a last gasp shot at a few spools 

It's still available and On Sale (54% off)

https://sunlineamerica.com/collections/line/products/shooter-defier-armilo

(Fair warning - The standard shipping is a little rugged)

I got mine as it makes a killer topwater leader.

:smiley:

A-Jay

 

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 Best mono I ever used stock up now while you can!

Thanks AJay👍

Tom

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8 minutes ago, OG Crankster said:

spend 75.00 and get free shipping per top of the page.

Thank You @OG Crankster

And you know what ?

I totally missed that until I reposted the link here.

My bad and that's what I get for not paying attention.

I was initially just happy with getting what I needed and at half price before it was gone.

K as in Knucklehead.

🤓

A-Jay

 

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2 minutes ago, mcipinkie said:

Big Game with a fancy label and high price tag.

Wrong Armilo is smaller dia and very consistent size throughout the spool of line with exceptional knot strength.

Tom

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10 minutes ago, WRB said:

Wrong Armilo is smaller dia and very consistent size throughout the spool of line with exceptional knot strength.

Tom

Big Game is still a very decent choice IMO,

and used quite a bit this spring with success. 

But when I want the highest level of confidence,

I reach for the Armilo.

Last few seasons it's helped me land every topwater brown bass over 5 lbs

and 6 pounds.

Still looking for that elusive topwater smallies over 7.

I get giddy just typing that.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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Just took a look around - HookUp has it for $11.15 a spool...so 0.15 more, but the shipping charges are better.

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My last 3 spools all had weird break off problems (recently purchased too).  Idk if the last of the stock is old or something.

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I used Big Game for 30+ years and caught 4 of my 5 giant bass listed on 10# & 12#.

The only exception was my 1st giant 18.6 lb was using Trilene 12 # XT, so yes BG is good mono.

Replaced BG with Armilo when using $$$ swimbait with 25.# /.016D Armilo and never broke off a swimbiat. I use 11%/ .011D Armilo for crank baits, top water etc, excellent casting line👍

Tom

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Funny you mention it. Just a few days ago I went on TW looking for it and didn't see it anywhere. I was also gonna ask here is they're discontinuing it, but I forgot.

 

I use the 13# on a few of my top water rods. Never had any issues. Seeing how nicely the line is wound on a new spool when you first pull it out of the box is a thing of beauty. 

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@A-Jay thank you. Caught both my longest and my heaviest smallies (two different fish) on this line.

 

@WRB what conditioner did you like with this line? I remember you mentioning in a post but probably quicker and timely if you repeat here. thank you 

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17 hours ago, Fishingmickey said:

Eight spools on the way, 88.00 free shipping. Spot on!

Yeah, thanks for the heads up!

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Most of my order was canceled even tho it was "in stock" when I ordered. Hope you guys fared better. I found what I wanted at another site but paid more.... oh well. 

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My full order arrived this morning via FedX.

So at least there's some hope if others got their orders in

prior to any inventory exhaustion,

they would get it.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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On 6/17/2024 at 8:21 PM, BrianMDTX said:

Never used it, but Sunline Shooter Defier is some darned good mono. 

Having said that, it appears to be discontinued as well. Ugh. 

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On 6/20/2024 at 7:21 PM, BrianMDTX said:

Having said that, it appears to be discontinued as well. Ugh. 

Yes it has. I loved that line for crankbaits. Went to order more a while back and couldn’t find it

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48 minutes ago, LonnieP said:

Yes it has. I loved that line for crankbaits. Went to order more a while back and couldn’t find it

It is (was) great mono. I see they have Super Natural mono in Clear, Jungle Green, Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange, but I have no idea how it compares to Defier. 

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2 hours ago, BrianMDTX said:

It is (was) great mono. I see they have Super Natural mono in Clear, Jungle Green, Hi-Vis Yellow and Orange, but I have no idea how it compares to Defier. 

I’ve use both.   Everyone will have their own opinion but I would bet money that no one could tell the difference in a blind test.

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Sunline Super Natural is low memory soft mono ideal for spinning reels imo.

There were 2 Deifer mono’s Armilo has high knot strength and abrasion resistance Shooter Diefer Nylon* slighter lower then Armilo with less memory, both exceptional mono lines.

Tom

* still available but being closed out.

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