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Using a heavy reel with a light rod?

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I love my abu 5500 and am thinking about getting a new more sensitive  medium heavy rod for it and I want something thats really sensitive and most rods that I hear are sensitive are also very light weight. but my abu is really heavy. Will the weight of the reel ruin the sensitivity in the rod?

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Will the weight of the reel ruin the sensitivity in the rod?

No.

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No but the set-up may not be balanced.  Balance is more important than weight in my opinion.

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Will the weight of the reel ruin the sensitivity in the rod?
No!

As far as the balance goes if the rod is say a 3 to 4 oz rod without the reel. The reel weighs say 11.6oz you have a total system that weighs just shy of a pound. With that large of a reel I would say the balance would be close to neutral (at the reel) with a 6'6" rod with a 7" grip to seat span, with a 7' or longer rod and a 10" grip to seat span, would go tip heavy even with that large of a reel attached.

Depending on the rod, should be a great outfit if your built to handle that all day.

Just a old builders .02¢

Tight Lines All!  

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