Originally Posted by Sudsy
I have a bunch of them and they are right up there with the best.
I'm going out to test cast the new model (1 to 4) 1204 tomorrow. I'll post up my opinion when I get back.
Gave it a test run - great rod for plugging with a fairly soft tip, much softer than the old model 1204 and a tremendous amount of touch. Casts like a cannon and you can feel every thump of the plug. For a 10' rod it's very light but not discernably lighter than the XS 101 MS. The rating is 1 to 4 but I certainly wouldn't snap cast a 4oz metal with it, maybe a lob cast. Sweet spot seems to be about 2.
The negative - the action is very fast, fine for a standard cup faced popper but too fast to give much dance to a pencil popper.
I didn't buy it - I'm sticking with my 101 MS with a Penn 706 and 20# Stren Superbraid (or Fireline).