Re: Weight vs. Balance
I have a tfo ticr x 9wt, and i use a Ross CLA #5 it is 8.1 ounces, and it seems well balanced. I like a heavier reel for the salt because i am usually casting for distance. I tend to sometimes false cast with up to 50' of line out to deeply load the rod and the extra reel wieght helps alot. A well balanced outfit is much more user friendly than a light unbalanced one. I would think if you are making short precision casts and not carrying alot of line wieght a lighter reel may be better, But i don't really fish a short game much.