Some time back I read an article about rod balance. They said to match your rod to your reel. If you ever tried this you probably ended up with one or the other being a second choice. I have since balanced all my rods with the reel of my choice by adding a bronze butt cap of the appropriate weight. I know we could argue about point of balance but my point is that a balanced combo is a pleasure to use and if you haven't tried it you should. There are many ways to add the weight, what have you done ???