Re: Reels to balance a rod?
I agree with Sexy Loops on rod balance.
The reason I like tip light rods especially for longer rods is that a rod is a lever. We are one end and the line is at another. Every gram of mass that is at the end of the rod opposite us is useless mass that we have to move every time we move the rod. It makes us do extra work (applying extra force over a distance) to move the same amount of fly line
It is a no brainer. You cannot fool physics. If two rods are equal in casting and fishing, the lighter rod over all and especially the tip light rod will be less tiring to both cast and fish.
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