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GSB1081L vs GSB1081M???

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If I got my numbers right....I'm looking to build a 9'er to be used @ Montauk. It will be spinning & I'll match it with a Nautil 6500. Lure weight would mainly be 1-2 oz....some ligher...never heavier.

 

What's the main difference with these blanks? Any thoughts or recommendations?

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The 1081M weighs about an ounce more then the 1081L. The 1081M is rated from 1-3 oz and the 1081L 1/2-2.5 oz.

 

My choice would be the 1081M if fishing Montauk. I am sure other SOL members will give their opinions.

 

 

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I've got a 1081M and think you should make that yer choice. Lots of power and it does 3 oz pretty well. But having said that I'm not sure why you would choose a 9 for Montauk. Under the light in tight quarters maybe but in most places a 10 or 11 would be my choice. You might want to consider up to 1321M (11+)for your Montauk needs. Don't let the blank rating scare you off, it will do 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 bucktails (prime Montauk fare)just fine. Not bad right down to 6 inch bombers either.

 

Steve

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Highhook, I have a custom 108 1M and love it...but not for Montauk (IMO). Even under the light I prefer my 120 1L. Helps me swing in small fish easier and can handle a wider range of lures. Check out both blanks before you buy. The 120 1L is a real sweety. biggrin.gif

 

Alex

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I have the 1081L, with single foot ysg's with

a double foot stripper , its set up with a

fin-nor 12 / 16 lb mono - AWSOME rod

It loads real easy with bombers and little neck poppers up to 1 1/2 oz. Big fun with the albies and small blues ( I haven't caught anything large on it yet)

 

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[This message has been edited by surf dweller (edited 09-23-2002).]

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Highhook for your purposes I don't think you can go wrong with either GSB 9 footer or the 1083 Arra.

I can throw 1/2 ounce shads and bucktails far enough with 20 lb fireline with my 108 1M if I need to, but at the same time the blank will land big fish with confidence.

 

Alex

 

 

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Hi Mike,

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The wood vee's worked great!!

The wrapping job is a tad sloppy

, but functional .

I did enjoy the process of building it enough

to consider a real building lathe for this winter.

 

Hi Surf dweller HappyWave.gif

I see you like it biggrin.gif glad you got it wrapped up and it's workin for ya

Mike

 

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