I have a 10 ft lami 1 pc. that I loved when I got it that was paired with a Penn 650 ssm for plugging but, what I find myself using to throw 1-3 oz lures is my 2 pc 10 ft tica with a 5000 stradic. I still use my Lami with the 5000 stradic to throw larger wood dannys, bottlesnecks poppers and metal lips mainly in the spring when bigger bunker are around and when I fish Jetties to swing schoolie stripers up on the rocks but I like the Tica better.
The Tica works needles, pencils, rubber shads, bombers, redfins, Deadlies, Krockadiles and avas even up to 3 oz and casts them a mile off the beach in the fall when the forage is much smaller. The biggest advantage though for me is that the Tica is atleast 1/3 lighter in weight if not more That s why I switched to the Stradic too. My average plugging session ranges about 4 hrs. When I finish with the Tica and Stradic I don't feel it in my shoulder and wrist like I do with the Lami and Penn. It sucks to get Old!!!
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