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How Important Is Rod/reel Balance?

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I only have 4 rod/reels and never worried about pairing up the comobs to make it so they balance correctly. Since I order my stuff online, I never get to feel it before I buy it. On BPS.com, they have a rod balancing system for 10 bucks a piece. Usually, I don't buy from BPS due to their shipping but, if it makes a huge difference in feel and sensitivity, perhaps I will.

Any input fellas?

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Check out this thread for some insight about whether you would want to "balance" your rig or not. I learned a lot from it.

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Most of my equipment is heavier than standard bass gear, I'm so used to it I don't give it a thought. So when I take out my bass gear it feels so light, it's very comfortable to fish with for hours.

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More important than how light it is, at least for me!

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I had never given it much thought until I bought a Revo SX and paired it with a Vendetta. The difference with a light, balanced set up is very noticeable.

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As far as weight distribution type of balance it's not that important, most all rack rods are tip heavy (no matter whats mounted).

But when it comes down to balance of the system (properly lined reel, mounted to the proper rod with the right power/action, line and lure)

now that is very important...

Good Luck & Tight Lines!! :fishing1:

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ibalance all my rods and reels to the center of the reel seat.this makes the tip weightless and extremely more sensitiveimho.i also disagree with people who say you don't need to balance a crank/spinnerbait rod.the reason for this is i feel a balanced rod is less stressful during casting also.you are not trying to stop a tip heavy tip from continung it's motion.the tip stops when you want it.after hundreds of flips and pitches it's also noticable.a rod balanced to the center of the reel seat will balance with any reel.imho a rod balanced to the center of the reel seat is a must.

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As far as weight distribution type of balance it's not that important, most all rack rods are tip heavy (no matter whats mounted).

But when it comes down to balance of the system (properly lined reel, mounted to the proper rod with the right power/action, line and lure)

now that is very important...

Good Luck & Tight Lines!! :fishing1:

That's it, precisely.

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