Originally Posted by plecain
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.
I remember that back in the day we would add split shot through a little hole in my Phlueger Medalist reel to add weight and balance it out.