Hi guys. I have been thinking about my next Champ XP combo, and pretty close to choosing either a 744C or 804CB. I am going to pick up a new Lews reel to match.
My current combos are:
DC 702C with a Tournament MB
DC 733C with a BB1 Inshore
They both balance right in front of the reel seat nut. I really like their current balance and are easy to fish for hours without giving me any fatigue.
So now I'm looking for suggestions for a reel that will balance well with the 744C or the 804CB. I'd like to the 744C to balance with a lighter tip for bottom contact. The 804CB, im not sure what kind of balance I'll like with that rod. Its main purpose will be launching hardbaits from shore (lucky craft flash minnow 110, daiwa salt pro minnows, 5/8oz crocs).
I haven't held either of these rods in my hand yet, but I assume they will be heavier (even if just slightly) than my current DC's. I really want to try out the new Tournament Lite LFS, but I'm worried it will be TOO light for either of these rods. Maybe I'll pick up the Tournament Lite anyway and swap reels around. I dunno. Help?