Originally Posted by sweetandsalt
I prefer a reel to be a little on the heavy side than too light. Even on a single handed little trout rod I dislike the sensation of gravity wanting my tip to drop when I am just standing there waiting for the fish rise again. Some current reels are so skeletonized that they are too light for their designated line size and I have to got up a size to get the feel I like.
This is my feeling as well. As long as the rod is not tip heavy (within reasonable bounds) I don't worry about it.