Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
It’s less heavy in that sense, as I hope you already understand, than heavy in the sense that tying a 5 pound weight to drag behind your chihuahua is heavy. The dog is the ROD in this metaphor, just to be extra clear for ya.
I think your weight recommendation is way off - malpractice level off - just my opinion. But as I said above, the only factor for how the balance feels is the weight, and it is easy enough for the OP to test the feel of that trout switch with 10+ oz hanging off the reel seat and judge for himself. Everybody is a little different in what they like. He should just be sure he likes that feel before he spends the money. If he can stand it, then no problem. Otherwise save the heavy classic Unis for your bamboo trout switch. They do LOOK awesome on the right rod.
“Gravity is a harsh mistress!”, The Tick