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I’m thinking that I need a heavier rod to throw big metal lips in the 4-4.5 ounce range. Ideally, I’d like a moderate action that could also throw lighter stuff like a ss darter and maybe even an sp in a pinch. Mainly though I need a little more strength to throw those big plugs at big fish. What do you guys use for this application? 

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As a NGC conventional, I built the 10.5 foot Century Stealth SS1267 (2-5oz), which is somewhat stiffer than the 12.5 foot SS1505 (1-5oz).  I built the latter as an original NGC layout Spinning, for a 250VS or 200VR, but do not throw more than 4 oz. on it.

I also have and like both the 12ft and 11ft Shimano Tiralego's, with the 11ft, I feel, again being better for the higher weights - it is my rod for throwing rigged eels at night off the beach. On these two rods I use the Shimano Aero Technium 10000XSC, as these are factory built rods to match these or the same size Ulterrga reels.

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If you are on the budget, take look at Fiblink Moosniper Sapphire

Their 11' may be just what are you looking for.

 

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14 mins ago, FlatWing said:

As a NGC conventional, I built the 10.5 foot Century Stealth SS1267 (2-5oz), which is somewhat stiffer than the 12.5 foot SS1505 (1-5oz).  I built the latter as an original NGC layout Spinning, for a 250VS or 200VR, but do not throw more than 4 oz. on it.

I also have and like both the 12ft and 11ft Shimano Tiralego's, with the 11ft, I feel, again being better for the higher weights - it is my rod for throwing rigged eels at night off the beach. On these two rods I use the Shimano Aero Technium 10000XSC, as these are factory built rods to match these or the same size Ulterrga reels.

Thanks for the input! My s2 feels a little over powered with 4.5oz

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Lami 1321 M. Handles a wide weight range and has been the go to up and down the coast for years. The blank can take a serious beating as well.

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1 min ago, Sandbar1 said:

Lami 1321 M. Handles a wide weight range and has been the go to up and down the coast for years. The blank can take a serious beating as well.

I was thinking that would be a good move. Always fished the L and love it. 4.5oz metal lips no problems? 

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Fiber-Star makes a great rod also they have a couple blanks that def fit in that range. Ufortunately theyre out of business, but used ones pop up all the time. 

SB-1267 sounds like something that would be nice fit for what you're looking for! 2-6 handles it nice. Also they're made in the USA, which is nice especially during these times IMO. 

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2 hours ago, SurfCaster01289 said:

I was thinking that would be a good move. Always fished the L and love it. 4.5oz metal lips no problems? 

I've thrown 5 oz jigs at the canal with it before. Not ideal but it did the job. I'd probably prefer a rod in the 2-6oz for that but if you also want to throw an ss or sp something like the 1321 M is your best bet.

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5 hours ago, SurfCaster01289 said:

I’m thinking that I need a heavier rod to throw big metal lips in the 4-4.5 ounce range. Ideally, I’d like a moderate action that could also throw lighter stuff like a ss darter and maybe even an sp 

You want to throw SP’s and 4.5oz lures with one rod, hmmmmm….

I do not think you can find such a thing…

It doesn’t exist

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11 mins ago, Mahigo said:

You want to throw SP’s and 4.5oz lures with one rod, hmmmmm….

I do not think you can find such a thing…

It doesn’t exist

I dont want it to do both well. I want it to do best with 3-4.5 ounce plugs, but be able to go lighter if I have to. I dont expect it to do it perfectly, but I know the rod must exist. These new rods can have crazy ranges.

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1 hour ago, Sandbar1 said:

I've thrown 5 oz jigs at the canal with it before. Not ideal but it did the job. I'd probably prefer a rod in the 2-6oz for that but if you also want to throw an ss or sp something like the 1321 M is your best bet.

Appreciate it! an sp is a bit of a stretch, but it would definitely be good to be able to scale down to a ss darter or something

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34 mins ago, Mahigo said:

You want to throw SP’s and 4.5oz lures with one rod, hmmmmm….

I do not think you can find such a thing…

It doesn’t exist

ODM jigster will do both. Not beautifully but it works.

 Its sweet spot is between 3 and 6 oz but It can throw a larger sp minnow or 8oz and a dead eel for sharks. It's a serious rod.

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