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 4 out of 5 by floridagary Too large for Scotty rod holder
I purchased two of these for a couple of tip heavy spinning outfits. The product is great and would have worked perfectly, except it makes the butts of the rods too big to fit into my Scotty rodholder on my kayak. I still gave it 4 stars; it's great product for any rod that doesn't have to go into a Scotty.
March 14, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Basskid14 Its works
I bought this to go on my Tourney Special Baitcaster...It didn't exactly fit. So a warning to people buying this, make sure it will fit your rod. I was fortunate though because i happened to buy another combo (Bionic Blade Baitcaster w/ Pro Qualifier) that was slightly top heavy. I wasn't about to waste $10, so i put it on. It was somewhat difficult to put on, but once you get it around the butt of your pole, all you have to do is push it on. Unfortunately, i put too much weight in it, and i had to take it off which is a pain. However, once i got the correct amount of weight in it, it worked beautifully. My rod is completely balanced now and when i wrap my hand around the reel, it feels like im holding a feather. It is a little difficult to put on, but once you do, it will pay off. It would have gotten a 5 if it fit my Tourney Special.
February 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by spiritman Very effective rod-tuning tool
Over the past year, I have purchased a total of 9 St. Croix rods (7 if you exclude the two fly rods), and all have been paired with light-weight reels (such as Abu Garcia Revo Premier spinning and casting reels). All of these rods have been a bit tip-heavy, and I've tried several home-made solutions to add weight to the butt of the rods. The Balancer system is a more elegant approach than my methods, and it has made my rods much more enjoyable to use. I found that only two of the included lead weights were enough for each of my rods, and with 3 of the rods I "fine-tuned" the weights by filing off a bit of the lead from each weight to create the exact balance I wanted. I initially bought two of the "Balancer" systems to try, and have been so pleased with them that I bought 5 more! If you fish for lengthy periods of time, I think this product is worth every penny.
October 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by LARRYCFISHING EXCELLANT PURCHASE
Used them yesterday, for the first time, and was duly impressed. Threw a crankbait for 5+ hours,
with very little fatigue, 3 hours pitching a jig, same
very little fatigue, I will have them on all my rods
before the end of the year, and that is a lot of rods!
October 3, 2011
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.