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 Reelhawg10 Rod Balancer
It is on everyone of my rods. Adds sensitivity, and just makes a long day of fishing more comfortable. Also protects the bottom of your rods.
May 12, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robin1575 Rod Balancing System
yes i and my girl friend both like them .and they do just what they are made to do
May 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by KyleM44 Highly recommend if you flip or pitch
I have these on my flipping and pitching rods and I highly recommend them. I just pitched jigs for 3 straight days on a FLW Tour event with no arm fatigue. Before having these I would have been sore for days.
May 2, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by CR113 Works great for shortening handle
I bought one of these because I wanted to shorten the handle on my spinning rod. I don't notice much difference casting but it really helps on the retrieve to have a balanced rig. I can open my hand during the retrieve and the rod doesn't move, it's very comfortable. I had to convert all my spinning rods because once you get used to a balanced rod you can't go back. Also since I cut a few inches off the end of the rod I didn't add too much weight overall.
April 22, 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.