You will feel more fish, set the hook on more fish and catch more fish with The Balancer Rod Balancing System! The secret is to precisely balance both your rod and your reel with The Balancer™, an amazingly simple and functional removable Butt Cap, which fits onto the rear end of most straight handled rods. One, two, or three Counter Balance Weights (included) fit into the Butt Gap and you can fine-tune even more precise balance with quarters (not included) from Uncle Sam. The Rod Balancer has a 1'' opening and will expand to fit up to a 1-1/4'' rod butt. Tape can be wrapped around the butt of smaller handles to insure a tight fit.
Rated 5 out of 5 by gop1ayoutside Best money you can spend...
I moved to the south and started doing some bass fishing but couldn't justify spending the high dollars for the fancy rods, especially since bass fishing is best done with specific rods to use for a lot of the techniques. One of the things I've found is that the balance is off on less expensive rods. This product fixes it, and although the result is a little heavier, it feels almost "weightless" when you twitch the rod tip if the balance point is at or slightly behind the reel seat.
Bottom line is you can make a fifty dollar rod nearly as sensitive as a hundred and fifty dollar rod, this is very important for "feel" techniques like tx-rig worm fishing or jig fishing. You will also save a lot of wear on your wrist from holding, casting, and working an incorrectly balanced set-up.
And yes, they do look ugly on your rod. Don't worry about it. I put one on my main worm/jig rod and on my flipping stick and I will absolutely never be taking them off, the difference is amazing. These things are not a gimmick.
July 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by leadweight balance your rods
I tried using this on a new style bionic blade rod. It does fit, but the end is very large and does not like to fit many of the rod holders most of us use. It requires that you insert and remove it in a certain way. This is okay unless you have a fish on the line. Sometimes you lose the fish while trying to get the rod out of the holder. It does balance your rod.
June 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasFro Essential accessory
I own a very nice 7ft rod from another large outdoors supplier that came equipped with an integrated rod balancing/weight system. it far outperforms all my other rods due to the weights installed in the butt of the grip. Dramatically improves balance, ease of casting, and really reduced stress on my wrists when fishing all day for several days straight. I picked these up in an attempt to provide similar handling characteristics to other rods in my personal inventory. These did the trick! Have them installed on 6 1/2 ft and 7ft casting rods equipped with baitcasters. Picked one up for my fishing buddy who installed it on his 7 1/2 ft rod and loves it. Give them a try....you will not be disappointed!
May 5, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JDG2012 Bought 4, to try, then 8 more!
I bought 4 of these to try on some heavier muskie setups and loved them. Bought 8 more for the rods I use the most. Talk about changing the way a rod/real feels. Give these a try, a balanced pole is a different experience.
May 3, 2012
I have only seen the JM Signature Series I rods, not the JM Signature Series II rods so I am not 100% sure, but it will surely work on the JM Signature Series I rods. If you are more familiar with the differences and/or similarities between the JM Signature Series I rods and the JM Signature Series II rods, you can make the decision yourself knowing that it would be a good fit for the JM Signature Series I rods.
I love these - and have them on dozens of rods. They fit almost every rod with a "standard" cork grip which is usually 1 inches to one & 1/8ths inches in diameter. If your handle diameter is less than an inch; it won't fit well. You can use electrical tape to build up the diameter, but its really designed for Bass, Walleye, Pike, even Muskie rods that can be tip heavy. It really excels in any "rod tip up" lure presentation.
I use the Balancer system on one light rod, and one medium-light rod, and have found it to work well. You can easily adjust the amount of weight at the butt end to get the exact balance point you want (all of my rods are balanced at the reel seat).
Maybe not very well suited. The Balancer is about 2 inches deep and many of the split grip rods have smaller (shorter) butts than this. You may have to use a spacer to make it fit. But; put it on one of your other rods and I swear you buy these for almost every rod you own.
The balancer will fit a Mojo rod, the cap will be very snug on the bottom though. Put your reel on the rod and then adjust the balance so the tip is lighter than the butt of the rod. If you get the tip too light you'll have trouble pitching baits without a fair amount of practice
I have 7 St. Croix rods (Legend Tournament and Avid models), and I have balanced all of them so the fulcrum is at the reel seat. You can fine-tune the weights, however, so that you can create slightly more weight toward the butt or the tip of the rod, based on your personal preference. With several of my rods, I filed away a bit of the lead on the weights to create the exact balance point I wanted. I have not needed to use more than two of the included weights on any of the rods.
Usually these balance kits come with several size weights. I use a them myself. you should be able to get a decent balance. I use a little duck tape to add some strength to the butt ( I broke a couple years ago)
I don't see the exact weight of this product in grams or ounces, can someone please provide this for me. Trying to balance my 9.5 ft float 'n' fly rod I'm using for steelhead, hoping this woks better then quarters!
I don't know the exact weights, but you get three VERY heavy weights with each one. I have never used more than one of the lead weights even on 7 & 8 foot rods. You will have plenty even for your float and fly. I would fish with just one and then see if you want more.