Lindgren Pitman S-1200 Electric Fishing Reel with Strike AlarmThe ergonomically designed LP S-1200 reel features 12-volt operation and comes complete with 15 FT power cord and a Hubbell HBL 3280 CP 30 AMP 28 VDC rated male plug. The LP S-1200 rod clamps allow it's total weight of 20 LBS to be perfectly distributed when mounted on a rod. This reel is feature packed with all the important daytime sword fishing and deep drop options such as manual momentary switch operation, continuous operation, high and low dual speed options, an adjustable level wind, lighted digital line counter, and the very important AutoStop at ZERO feature. This reel features the electronic strike alarm beeper suitable for high-speed wahoo trolling, and many other fishing applications where a strike alarm is desirable. The LP S-1200 features an inert gas-filled compartment where the electronic controls are kept secure and away from the environmental elements associated with deep sea fishing.
Accomplished through the LP S-1200's unique standard interchangeable spool feature, the angler is now able to fish multiple line sizes as well as multiple line materials, the availability of spare spools allows the use of multiple lines on one reel. Whether you fish Spectra braided lines, Dyneema, stainless steel wire, monofilament, or a combination of lines, the LP S-1200 facilitates the process for you through its unique interchangeable spool design.
The LP S1200 is one very impressive electric reel. I had the privilege of taking the tour at Lindgren Pitman headquarters here in our hometown of Pompano Beach Florida. I was impressed with the impeccable machining, stringent quality control process, and most of all American craftsmanship at it's finest! Quality is evident throughout the entire facility, impressive and nothing short of amazing. The quality and superiority of American manufacturing PLUS attention to detail results in the superiority and performance of Lindgren Pitman products.
This reel has a few features that are decisively different from other reels. First and foremost the reel features an interchangeable spool system that is both quick and simple. This allows the angler to have as many spare spools of line as he/she wants, allowing not only different line sizes, but also different line types. For example an angler who daytime swordfishes may like to use 65 LB braided line, yet that very same angler also likes to pull triple tiered dredges, the S-1200 allows this to happen through a simple change of the spool. There are two types of spools available, nylon aka "composite spool", and the titanium spool for infinite longevity.
LP S-1200 Titanium & Composite Spare Spools
Given the ability to have several spare spools aboard your vessel, the fishing opportunities are nothing short of unlimited. It is important to note that since the reel has a level wind, it is imperative that the level wind feature have the standard adjustable function featured on the LP S-1200. This function is especially important when switching spools for it allows the angler to maintain line order upon changing the spool. It is important to note that the level wind must be used when spooling not only your main spool, but your spare spools as well. Once spooled, a small piece of tape should be used to tape the tag end to the location where the level wind completed the spooling process of your spare spools. This will allow for a quicker more comprehensive changing of the spool as well as adjustment of the level wind's location.
LP S-1200 Rod Butt Base Clamp System
The LP S1200 features reel base clamps instead of a standard reel seat. This is a clear advantage because the clamps allow the weight of the reel to be equally distributed on the actual butt of the rod, instead of on the fixed rear hood, adjustable top hood, and the double collet nuts of the aluminum butt. Unbeknownst to a lot of anglers the rear hood of aluminum butts are glued to the aluminum pipe of the butt. This hood is designed to hold reels based on the line class of the butt itself. In addition, the rear hood is meant to hold a reel whose weight is equally distributed. I strongly recommend no smaller than a #4 aluminum butt. All our Sceptre Deep Drop and Swordfish Rods feature #4 aluminum butts, as well as optional #6 butts for those who prefer the unlimited class butt sizes.
LP S-1200 Large Digital Display & Push Button Controls
The large display digital line counter of the S1200 is easy to see, and very readable in direct sunlight. The display provides an accurate measurement of line out, and it is also backlit for enhanced visibility during PM hours or overcast days. In order to understand the functionality of the AutoStop feature, It is important to understand that the line counter never goes into negative numbers, the display & the reel will always stop at ZERO. While the display will not go into negative numbers, the RESET button on the reel will allow you to set an adjusted ZERO baseline at the exact location you want your reel to stop reeling.
Overall the Lindgren Pitman S 1200 is an impressive electric reel that is loaded with unique features not available on any other reels. This reel features the necessary power to take on big fish in big waters! It also doubles as a very powerful electric reel for pulling the largest of dredge teasers.
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Braided Line Capacities Allowing Ample Room for 150 FT Leaders:
65 LB Braided Line 2800 YARDS
80 LB Braided Line 2500 YARDS
130 LB Braided Line 1800 YARDS
200 LB Braided Line 1200 YARDS
Monofilament Line Capacities:
100 LB Test @ 1200 YDS
150 - 175 LB Test @ 880 YDS
250 LB Test @ 650 YDS
400 LB Test @ 250 YDS