Re: Why oh why is the Hardy CLS so heavy? Ugh!
Originally Posted by Hardyreels
The push toward weightless reels for use with 9' rods leaves many outfits tip heavy.
You're right about that. When you start getting up to 10' and 11' rods, it's even worse.
I'm a big fan of 'as light as possible'. But, you have to add something to that: 'as light as possible, and no lighter." Tip-heavy rods are not much fun at all.
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body,
but rather to skid in broadside, totally worn out and proclaiming, 'Wow. What a ride!!!'