Re: Reel Balance - An Objective Truth or Personal Prefernce?
I think that the bigger and heavier the rod is the more that it makes a difference.
Three of my rods come immediately to mind where the reel that I use is not as heavy as it should be, but those rods aren't really typical of what most people would use "everyday"
A 10' IM6 8wt, a 9' fiberglass 8wt (7.5oz), and a 8.5 bamboo 6wt.
Those 3 rods are very noticeably tip heavy without the proper reel.
I can't see it happening the other way around...... you just use a smaller reel
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart