New Assasin Ocean Spin

Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Saracen » Sat Aug 08, 2015 4:25 pm

Basil I have both the new Assassin Ocean Spin (game) and the Trevala ML. The assassin is a much more powerful rod than the Trevala ML and can comfortably cast heavier lures/plugs further. The Trevala's rating of 55-135g is for jigging, not casting. I personally don't cast more than 50g with my Trevala (mostly 28g-45g) and would definitely not cast to 70g. Ive only tested my Assassin once, and it sends a 50g spoon a long way (It out casts my fishing buddies 9ft vengance and sustain combo for example). All the rod guides are double foot so don't bend like the single foot guides on the Trevala.
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Anton » Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:43 pm

Agree 100% with Saracens assessment. Very different rod in terms of power. Closer to the mh trevala in terms of pulling ability but 8ft. I have fished this rod both land based and off of the boat with great success. I cast a spoon of 50g off the boat and get more than adequate distance. I cast lures 50-70g land based and distance is comparable to 9.6 Composite Developments. It is a perfect rod for 30lbs braid and Stella/Gosa 5000/6000. I would be comfortable to fish 4kg of drag if needed although the norm would be closer to 2 or 3kg which is more than one would think. The rod is very light given the power it has and this makes it very versatile.

I also like the fact that it is a butt joint. You don't have a joint in the middle of the curve.

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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Wiele » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:06 am

Saracen wrote:Basil I have both the new Assassin Ocean Spin (game) and the Trevala ML. The assassin is a much more powerful rod than the Trevala ML and can comfortably cast heavier lures/plugs further. The Trevala's rating of 55-135g is for jigging, not casting. I personally don't cast more than 50g with my Trevala (mostly 28g-45g) and would definitely not cast to 70g. Ive only tested my Assassin once, and it sends a 50g spoon a long way (It out casts my fishing buddies 9ft vengance and sustain combo for example). All the rod guides are double foot so don't bend like the single foot guides on the Trevala.



Hi mate .
I bought your old one from ua .
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Anton » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:26 pm

I have not been to a tackle shop for a while and I popped into to Fishing Specialist last week and saw that this rod was priced at R 2100. With the current rate of exchange that is a very good price for a rod of this quality.

I am hoping to test mine on a medium class yfin (40kg) as soon as this so called La Nina phenomenon takes hold and the yfin are bouncing around the Bellows.
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby swsmith » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:10 pm

Hi Anton...any reviews on how this Rod managed the smaller yellowfin...I used the previous model on smaller tuna in Australia and I would think it would struggle on a 40kg fish....
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Anton » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:11 pm

Hello SW

Sadly I have not been able to test it on a yfin yet. My second son was born on 1 Dec and the result is that I was not able to get on the water when the fish were in close. 2 sons under 2 is not for the feint of heart.

I would agree that it is likely to struggle with a yfin of 40kg. I would like to hook one just to see what the rod is capable of. The advantage when the yfin are close in is that the water is quite shallow. It makes the fight much easier for light tackle. In the deep I know that I would really struggle to get the fish coming up.

That said I rate the rod very highly for its intended target of ytail. I have great belief in the composite that Assasin are using to the point that I bought two more of their rods in the Sierra XH and the 2XH both in 11ft. Amazing rods for the money. Compare very favorably to the Jap rods that are 3 times the price with the dollar exchange.

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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby swsmith » Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:51 pm

Hi Anton...thxs for the reply.No kids for me yet and I still seem to be spending to little time on the water...hopefully you get to spend some time on the water soon...
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby dexter » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:20 pm

I just received the Ocean Game 8ft XH after ordering it online to replace my old Aerocast.

I was under the impression it was suppose to come with KR alconite guides as per the the pic on the website.
Ocean Game.jpg


The guides on the rod I received are definitely MNAG concept guides. Is this right? Can anyone that owns one of these rods please confirm or post a pic or two to compare?
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Re: New Assasin Ocean Spin

Postby Slipknot » Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:23 am

Hi Dexter, just came across your post now. I have the ocean game spin master as per the advert and it definitely didn't come with the advertised guides. I unfortunately can't tell you what range of fuji guides have been fitted. I will try upload a pic of the 1st guide. I smashed the tip so the top guide won't be the same either. Despite the guides being different, the rod is unbelievable and has caught a range of decent fish. Cheers
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