Originally Posted by OldMan
Everybody is a bit different on where they like a rod to balance.
For me, I like it to balance right at the end of my thumb with the rod strung and 3' of line hanging off it and held level.
That's something so logical..............I never thought of it. I merely put the reel with line on, and felt for balance. Stringing and putting out some line is how the rod's used. It sure makes perfect sense. Thanks OM.