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so i found a great deal i couldnt pass up on one of these babies, so i bought it without ever holding one. i heard they were very light rods, so i was planning on getting a light reel for it. the rod showed up yesterday in the mail and my first impression when holding it was that it felt a bit tip-heavy. so my question is, what is a good reel to match up with this rod, and will a light reel not be the best choice because of the tip-heaviness? i was originally thinking of maybe a daiwa fuego, or a abu revo premier, or a light shimano. any help??  thanks

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I have this exact same rod, which I thought was slightly tip heavy as well. Therefore, I paired it up with a Daiwa Zillion. The weight of the Zillion made it a little more balanced, but I didn't like the overall weight of the combo. I then put a Daiwa Fuego on it and it was much better. Even though there is a slight tip heavy feel, when you have a light weight reel on a light weight rod, it is not that overwhelming. I have a Shimano Core 100 MgFV on it now and I couldn't be happier (though, I realize a Core on any rod will make for a great combo)

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If you are using it for contact baits you could always balance it with the BPS balancing weight. It looks hideous but to me, I prefer the balanced feel when fishing jigs more than I care about how it looks.

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I have mine saddled up with the Curado 200E7.

This is a match made in heaven. Plus, the colors

are complimentary!

8-)

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Revo STX on mine balances nicely.

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Revo STX on mine balances nicely.

Agreed! I started out that way then swapped

the STX to a MBR844C just for cosmetics. I like

the green on green (BCR & Curado). To take it

one step further, I spooled the Curado up with

PP which really looks cool!

8-)

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I have mine saddled up with the Curado 200E7.

This is a match made in heaven. Plus, the colors

are complimentary!

Sweet combo!  I find it fishes very well also 8-)

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have the 803 version.

the e7 does match well here.

It looks sharp, will work great.  I prefer a bit smaller, lighter reel on the 803 - I'm using the Aldebaran/Core 50 size reel on the 803 and am VERY happy with the combo.

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have the 803 version.

the e7 does match well here.

It looks sharp, will work great. I prefer a bit smaller, lighter reel on the 803 - I'm using the Aldebaran/Core 50 size reel on the 803 and am VERY happy with the combo.

actually , meant the 804...must have been having one of my senior moments.  ;)

and, will agree, with the 803...steez 103 here.

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I've got one of the new chronarchs D7 on mine.  Sweet setup

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