Re: help! reel question
The only issues I see is you will need more backing to fill the reel which will make it heavier, which brings up the 2nd issue - where the rod balances will change. But it might not change enough to where it bothers you. Most folks like a rod to balance either under the thumb when you grip the rod or at the top of the grip to about 1 in up the rod. Balance is important because with a well balanced rod you won't wear your arm out casting.