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Assassin Rods

2012
Mar
2029

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ASSASSIN BEACHMASTER TORAY SERIES

Assassin BeachMaster blanks are manufactured using the best graphite available. Toray is the top Japanese brand coming from the world’s largest carbon fibre manufacturer. The technology comes from the aerospace industry and makes this rod something very special. It is complemented with Fuji components.

BEACHMASTER LITE

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OVERVIEW - The BeachMaster Lite is ideal for light surf and gully type fishing. This rod is great for the serious light tackle surf angler as well as the younger folk and ladies. This standard model comes with a trigger winch to use with multiplier reels.

MEDIUM TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from 0.33mm

(6 kgs) to 0.42mm (10 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 2 oz – 3 oz (60g – 90g)

LENGTH : 12’9” / 3.92M

 

HEAVY TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from

0.36mm (8 kgs) to 0.43mm (12 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 3oz – 4 oz (90g – 120g)

 

BEACHMASTER LITE FSSC - FIXED SPOOL SURF CASTING (FSSC) RODS

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OVERVIEW - This rod was designed specifically for casting small baits with 2oz to 4oz sinkers a long way in the surf with braid on a fixed spool reel (coffee grinder). The rod incorporates a built-in bionic finger with the reel in a low-mount, easy casting, easy fish-fighting position.

LENGTH: 12’9” / 3.92M

MEDIUM TIP

Braid – 20lb to 30lb

Recommended Sinker Weight – 2oz to 3oz

HEAVY TIP

Braid – 30lb to 50lb

Recommended Sinker Weight – 3oz to 4oz

 

BEACHMASTER MEDIUM

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OVERVIEW – The BeachMaster Medium is ideal for everybody that fishes the surf, from young to old, novice to pro.It will catch anything from big sharks to Shad.

MEDIUM TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from

0.42mm (10 kgs) to 0.45mm (13 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 4oz - 5oz (120g – 150g).

LENGTH : 13’8” / 4.2M

HEAVY TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from

0.47mm (16 kgs) to 0.57mm ( 21 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 6oz - 7oz (180g - 210g)

BEACHMASTER MEDIUM FSSC - FIXED SPOOL SURF CASTING (FSSC) RODS

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OVERVIEW - This rod was designed specifically for castingmedium to large baits with 5oz to 7oz sinkers a long way in the surf with braid on a fixed spool reel (coffee grinder). The rod incorporates a built-in bionic finger with the reel in a low-mount, easy casting, easy fish fighting position.

LENGTH: 13’8” / 4.2M

MEDIUM TIP

Braid – 30lb to 50lb

Recommended Sinker Weight – 5oz to 6oz

 

HEAVY TIP

Braid – 40lb to 50lb

Recommended Sinker Weight – 6oz to 7oz

BEACHMASTER HEAVY

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OVERVIEW - This rod was designed for big fish fishing especially sharks and rays off deep water points and beaches. This rod is ideal for sliding and casting big baits.

MEDIUM TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from

0.45mm (13 kgs) to 0.53mm(18 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 5-7oz (150g-210g)

LENGTH : 13’8” / 4.2M

 

HEAVY TIP

Line – Harder mono-filament rather than soft, from

0.47mm (16 kgs) to 0.66mm ( 25 kgs)

Recommended Sinker Weight : 7-9oz (210g-252g)

 

This unique range of fishing equipment was designed by Barry Wareham who has now developed a range of products in the Rock and Surf Series.Barry has fished his whole life and represented his province and country many times as the captain of those teams. This, combined with a lot of fishing abroad and a huge passion for angling, are the key to the success of these rods. These rods are available custom built to your specifications as a consumer. Assassin products can be shipped to you anywhere in the world.

 

Overview

Casting The Assassin was designed with Casting being its primary objective. Due to the tapers in its design, it outcasts any comparative conventional rod.

Pulling Power The Bottom two sections on the Assassin are incredibly strong and stiff, resulting in a direct transfer of energy to the object being pulled or cast. With conventional, progressive taper, the harder you pull or cast, the more the rod bends, thus absorbing rather than transferring your energy.

Interchangeable Tips The Assassin is unique in that it uses interchangeable tips and therefore affords the angler a far greater range of applications from one rod.

Convenience The Assassin rod comprises of three equal length sections which pull apart. In its tube or bag, it stores vertically when hanging on a wall, fits easily into any car or aircraft, can be carried in elevators or upstairs and can also be left in a vehicle while shopping.
The brand 'Assassin' is synonymous with the leading technology and innovations in Rock and Surf fishing rods and blanks.  Every single innovation in rock and surf angling rods in the last fifteen years has come from the Assassin stable. 
First equal length 3-piece, multiple-tip rock and surf rod in the marketFirst high-modulus heavy multiplier type surf caster in the worldFirst zero-flex base piece rod in the world (Blade technology)First trigger winches ever introduced to surf castersFirst hollow butts to prevent butt breakageFirst ever to use flip-guides on surf rodsFirst translucent colours ever introduced to surf rodsFirst multi-piece surf rods with no visible external reinforcing on jointsThe famous 'Assassin Flash' just above the grip developed to counter the effects of ultra-violet fadingThe first to introduce larger 'competition guides' to cater for heavy leadersThe first to introduce the raw blank low-maintenance finish on surf rods
If you look at the above you will not find a single competitor who has not tried to emulate or follow in Assassin's footsteps.  In fact almost every rod that claims to compete is trying to ride the Assassin wave.
From the original locally manufactured classic range, Assassin has added to its stable the entry-level BeachMaster series of two rods to compete with the other low-price rods in the market and then a further range of imported high-modulus graphite rods, branded the Assassin Surf Series, to compete with the other cheaper high-modulus competitors.

High Modulus Graphite vs Standard Graphite
There is no doubt the higher the modulus of graphite, the stiffer the blank becomes and the lighter the feel of the blank.  This is fantastic as far as the feel of the rod goes, but it does have its limitations.  It is definitely a little more susceptible to impact and compression than lower modulus graphite.  It is incredibly strong from a rigidity point of view, but in faster tapers, it does not like to bend back on itself.  If there is one thing you can guarantee with high modulus it is the fact that if you try to pull the plug out of the ocean at your feet with the rod held at an angle of more than 45° to the horizontal, you are treading on thin ice.  The greater the angle and the harder the pull, the more assured you should be that the rod could break.  Something else that has recently come to the fore is that any foreign hard object, such as a grain of sand between the two walls of the male and female joints, is far more likely to cause a fracture in high modulus than standard graphite.  These types of fractures normally manifest themselves as a split that runs up invariably the male section of the joint.  The effect of the trigger on the winch being tied to the tip and mid-section in a bag is also another area that one needs to be very cautious with.  If the trigger is squashed into the other part of the blank (usually the mid-section just above the male joint) it can very easily cause a compression fracture at that point.
The bottom line is, the better the rod feels and the better it does the job that you want it to do, the more aware you have to be of its limitations and the easier it is to break in the hands of somebody who does not understand the limitations of this high modulus graphite.  An indestructible rod is indeed the easiest rod to build, but it is definitely going to be the worst rod to fish with.  The choice is up to you.

Quality Control
Assassin rods are thoroughly tested and checked in a rigid quality control process ensuring that you get an exceptional product.  Do take the time to read the Assassin Survival Kit supplied in a very useful pouch for important information on Safety, Guidelines, Care and Warranty.

Flip Guide System
This system of guides was specially developed with 3 reasons in mind. The first being to avoid the line touching the blank (common in Namibia with guys leaning back on big Bronzies). The second was to accommodate bigger leader knots (thicker leaders) and the third to improve the casting ability by reducing friction with bigger guides (this also improves the longevity of the line in use).
In order to accommodate these bigger guides, it was necessary to get at least the first one to fold down onto the rod when packed away.
This system has worked very well and is very popular, especially amongst competitive anglers.

Assassin Care
Most breakages occur as a result of the rod being squashed during transport or storage. Various travel tubes and carryalls are available as accessories.
Ensure that joints are clean before putting the rod together, especially from salt particles or grit.
If the joint is tight, use any form of lubrication such as oil, or even very light grease. It is important to clean the joints regularly.
After each usage, it is best to rinse the rod in fresh water and allow it to dry thoroughly before storage. Failure can result in rusty dis-colourations and even corrosion in extreme cases.
Should the rod be left in a warm moist environment, the stainless steel on the reel seat and guides can become susceptible to corrosion.
Rust on Components - All metal used on Assassin rods is the best stainless steel available for that component. Discolouration, which looks like rust, may occur on the legs of a guide. This can normally be removed with the blade of a penknife as it often forms underneath clear paint or high-build.

How to loosen stuck joints:
1. With your knees together, place the rod behind your knees with the joint in the middle. Holding each piece firmly with your hands on the side of your knees, using your legs, force your knees apart. 2. Stand back-to-back with a partner, with the rod between your legs at knee-level. Keeping your legs straight, bend forward and grasp the rod with both hands against your knees. Once you have the rod firmly held in this position, go into the squat position. This will force the joint apart. 3. This is the most effective, but rather risky option. With people at each end pulling hard, stand next to the rod holding the joint firmly in your hand. Push and pull the joint up and down. This will cause the male section to wriggle its way out of the female section. As soon as you feel the joint starting to come apart in your hand, stop the up and down action, as this is when you run the risk of cracking the female section.

Assassin Quality
Premium quality materials and components have been selected for each model.Assassin rods are thoroughly tested and checked in a rigid quality control process ensuring that you get an exceptional product.

Assassin Safety
Carbon Fibres are very good conductors of electricity, therefore care should be taken near power-lines or during electrical storms. It is best to lie the rod down horizontally on the ground during a storm, as opposed to it being in a rod holder in a vertical position.It is very important to inspect your rod before you start fishing. Make sure that the joints are all firmly in place (must go in by at least 80mm) and that no part of the rod has been squashed or damaged in transit. Failure to do this may result in the rod breaking during the cast, which could lead to injuries. Do not rely on other people to assemble or inspect your rod.Always ensure that other anglers are at a safe distance before casting, especially in a crowded environment. High impact on carbon-fibres will almost definitely lead to fractures.Ensure that your rod is packed away in a tube when being transported. The most common form of breakage is due to compression, which results in a splinter type fracture.

Assassin Guidelines
Due to the high-performance specifications of Assassin rods, it is best suited to experienced and competent anglers.
Should you exceed the recommended sinker-weight, you will need to adjust your casting style to avoid a potential breakage.
The angle of the tip to the base should never exceed 45 degrees. The smaller the angle, the harder one can pull. Dangling a fish in front of you with the rod in the vertical position will almost definitely result in a broken tip. Should you however have a need for a tip with this capability, contact your Assassin supplier for details on Composite tips.
Whilst fighting a fish, be very careful about resting the rod on a hard surface such as the side of a boat, railing on a pier, rock, etc., as this will most probably lead to a fracture at that point.
Smooth, powerful casts are not a problem for Assassin rods. Any jerky, erratic action on the tip during casting, could lead to failure.
Before casting, ensure that your line is not around the tip guide. Failure to do so could result in a missing tip, broken line and massive over-wind.

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