Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Clackamas River
I have never really run into a balancing problem with my reels. If the reel is large enough to hold the line+backing I need then it normally works out fine. The nicest reel I use is a CLA so I am not working with anything made out of previous NASA spaceships so maybe I just luck out since the reels I use have some weight already.
Anyway, I have added weight to one reel and what I did was buy some of the lead line(sinking line) used by gear guys that troll I believe. It comes in a spool with a color change every few feet. I really know nothing about it but I know it is heavy so what I did was just spool a few turns of this onto the reel before the backing. It can add some weight if needed and it is out of sight and mind once on.