You'll be instantly surprised by the Lamiglas LIS 11 MHS 2. It's amazingly lightweight for a saltwater fishing rod, especially considering how tough it is and the caliber of fish it is designed to handle. It's a high-performance rod built for long-term use, whether it's by the shore, off the pier, or out in the middle of the ocean (not literally, but you get the idea).
Lamiglas, Inc. has been in the fishing business since 1949. They are a family-owned and operated company based solely out of the United States, although their products can be found worldwide. They produce equipment and gear for all types of fishing, specially designed for various species and water types.
For over 70 years, Lamiglas has paved their way as a significant player in the fishing rod industry. Their designs have been consistently effective and innovative. Although they began as a manufacturer of top-quality fiberglass blanks, they quickly expanded their line into rods.
Lamiglas is known for designing fishing rods that are tailored to specific techniques. They use a variety of materials, choosing the best for each design, from graphite to fiberglass, or a composite of the two. Because of this, Lamiglas has always been on top of the fishing industry through development that is rapid in response.
The company began with an 11' fiberglass surf blank that soon took off in the market. They have since specialized in 1-piece blanks, producing models for saltwater, freshwater, and fly fishing.
Today, their Boeing engineers continue to produce blank designs, building products that have never been seen before. This focus on innovation has led to some amazing changes in the industry, and, unlike many manufacturers, they're not afraid to take risks and try new things. For this reason, Lamiglas is often emulated by companies all over the world.
Lamiglas offers top of the line high-modulus rods. They also fully embrace graphite, fiberglass, and composite designs, which has given them a top-performing stance in both inshore and offshore models, including the #1 Northeast Surf Blank the "GSB." On top of that, they produce everything from finesse rods that are ultra-sensitive to sturdy trolling rods for boats.
All in all, Lamiglas is committed to quality and is always looking for new methods to improve their manufacturing processes. What's more, they are always looking for ways to improve the business. They continue to lead the industry in innovative ways, producing some of the best rod and blank designs, with no signs of stopping anytime soon.
What We Like Best
As far as saltwater surf fishing rods are concerned, the Lamiglas LIS II MHS is an affordable and effective solution. It is surprisingly lightweight, with a robust graphite design, that is still designed to catch heavyweight fish despite how it feels. It works beautifully for long-distance casting and features K-frame guides for accuracy and simplicity. What's more, it has a comfortable X-Flock handle.
The Lamiglas LIS II MHS is made in the United States, which is why we were so surprised by its low price tag, not to mention it being a quality Lamiglas product, with a protective coating to prevent corrosion. All in all, it should last you many years, even out in the ocean.
What We Don't Like
One downside to the Lamiglas LIS II MHS is that its reel seat is not as high quality as many other professional-grade Lamigras products. It may not be as sturdy as you like and could, over time, break or become unusable. However, if you can look past this or are not concerned with having the best reel seat money can buy, this surfcasting rod is still a prime choice.
Another possible problem is the eyelets. Unfortunately, they are fragile and tend to chip. If you're not careful, the eyelets may break off, leaving you with an unusable rod. Also, the ferret connection is a little flat and could be more secure. Although this might not be a significant issue at first, it may cause trouble in the future. Nevertheless, it's an excellent rod for the money.
Overall, the Lamiglas LIS II MHS is an excellent solution for saltwater fishing. It's a surfcasting rod capable of long-distance casting and for catching heavyweight fish, while still being lightweight and easy to handle. It's ideal for both surf and offshore fishing with a durable graphite backbone and a comfortable X Flock handle. It also features the K-frame guides for precision casting. So, whether you are fishing in the ocean off the pier or on a boat, you can be sure the Lamiglas LIS II MHS is up to the job.