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Hey guys I just picked up a beautiful 120-1L and I am curious as to what I can max that rod out at as far as throwing plugs? I have heard a few people say the sweet spot is around 2oz but can handle up to a 3-1/2.  I am wondering if I can still get away with using it as an all around rod especially when I need to throw heavy into the wind?



Thanks so much for any advice, Im new to fishing the south shore. - eddie 


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It can handle a lot more than 3 1/2. ive thrown riggys and live eels that weigh up to 5 to 6oz. ive also thrown 4 1/2 plugs with ease. The sweet spot is I feel is 1 1/2 to 2 1/2

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All around rod is the best way to describe it. It is the best at nothing but great at everything if that makes sense. :freak:

 

If I have no clue where or what, this is the rod I grab.

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All around rod is the best way to describe it. It is the best at nothing but great at everything if that makes sense. :freak:

 

If I have no clue where or what, this is the rod I grab.

 

Agree, maybe because I'm a lami guy.......excellent rod all around.

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I built one several years ago for fishing bait and up to six ounces with a conventional reel. Use it this way until three years ago when I stripped it and re-wrapped it as a spinning rod for throwing plugs. I threw everything from 3/4oz jigs, live eels, rigged eels, and plugs up to 3-1/2oz swimmers. It never let me down or disappointed me.



Use the rod and enjoy it, the "L" series lets you feel everything and still has enough of a spine to set the hook and land a big fish!!

 


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I wouldn't throw much more than 3 or 3 1/2 oz. with the rod.

That being said in my opinion it may be one of the best if not the best rod blanks for actual fishing for striped bass.

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It can handle a lot more than 3 1/2. ive thrown riggys and live eels that weigh up to 5 to 6oz. ive also thrown 4 1/2 plugs with ease. The sweet spot is I feel is 1 1/2 to 2 1/2

 

agreed on the sweet spot 1.5 to 2.5 oz. if your throwing heavier consider the 1201m.

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Don't want to get this off topic, but, I'm wondering what the L does or has that makes it a better choice as an all around rod than the 1201M. Thanks.

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Lami catalog says the GSB 1201M is 3-6.

 

1201L is 2-4 in the catalog.

 

My factory wrapped 1201M conventional is marked 3-6 too.

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on the south shore in heavy winds and big water you would be under gunned imo. you'd have a better shot  with a 1321L which gives you more on the butt end.



compared to a 1321M or similar blank an 1201L would not cut it in big weather and water. the 1321L would be a better all around rod.



 



the 1201L is a great rod for more limited apps.


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