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Ron Arra 1083-2 Question

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I have a 2 year old version of this rod and it is rated from 3/8oz to 1 1/2oz 12 to 20# line. There are a couple of these rods on BST that are rated from 3/8oz to 2 1/4oz and 12 to 17# line they are both labeled 1083-2. are these rods the same with different ratings or is it a different blank?? Both are 9' rods

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Lamiglas did change ratings on newer XRA blanks to better represent their actual  ratings. 

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So it is the same rod just a rating change. Mine would lob 2 1/4 but wouldn't be my first choice for anything more than 1.5oz

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I am not familiar with that specific model, but they did change the XRA1205 from 1-5 to 1-4. Same blank, more accurate rating. 

 

The tip size and butt diameter will tell you if they are the same blank. My guess is that they are the same blank. 

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I had similar concerns a few years back on  Lamiglas surf and Jetty rods that were rated 1-3 then I saw them rated 2-4.  My memory tells me they attributed the differences to periodically reevaluating the ratings then if needed change rating # in new production runs.  I have a 1084-2 thats rated 1-4 but I think the latest model is 1-3 1/2.  Would not be surprised if your 1083-2 is the same rod as the higher rated model on the BST just because of Lamiglas' reevaluation process.

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To get more confusing, Lamiglas first named the XRA series in the order they came out, then they renamed them to their power, then changed the rating to match actual usable range. 

 

The “old” 1204 became the 1203 (size 10 tip, and the “new” 1204 had a size 7 tip and was rated 1-4oz. The 1205 that was rated 1-5oz was changed to 1-4oz but also had a size 10 tip. 

 

^^^ All 10’ 1 piece blanks. 

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Penn appears to do the opposite - here's some quotes from another SOL Forum:

 

Me: " Just picked up a Legion spinner from the local B&T: LEGIN1530S70, printed rating is 5/8 - 1 1/2.  Is that the correct rating as I've also seen references online for 3/4 - 2 1/2?  Inquiring minds want to know. "

 

Penn's reply: " The correct rating is 3/4 - 2 1/2"

 

Me: " Disappointing, perhaps that's why the Legion line is discontinued."

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13 hours ago, Darth Baiter said:

Penn appears to do the opposite - here's some quotes from another SOL Forum:

 

Me: " Just picked up a Legion spinner from the local B&T: LEGIN1530S70, printed rating is 5/8 - 1 1/2.  Is that the correct rating as I've also seen references online for 3/4 - 2 1/2?  Inquiring minds want to know. "

 

Penn's reply: " The correct rating is 3/4 - 2 1/2"

 

Me: " Disappointing, perhaps that's why the Legion line is discontinued."

I had that rod as well very stiff it makes sense they changed the rateing

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