Originally Posted by onlymidges
Find you reel that weighs 4.5 to 4.8 ozs and that should help. And yes balance will improve casting. I like for my setup to balance in the middle of the cork.
But it might be different for you. Just go to a fly shop and ask them if you can try some different reels on your rod and you can check the different balancing points. This way you can find what you like best.
What do you think about Scientific Angler System 2L Reels.
The 67L weighs 4.3oz and will hold 125 yrds of Backing with WF7F Line.
The 78L weighs 4.7oz and will hold 120 yrds of backing with WF8F Line.
They seem to be affordable. The large arbours in that weight range can get quite expensive.