Jumping off of this, he has a point it will never be "balanced" with all line configurations but I like my reels to balance in the middle of the cork with no line because I personally think it makes up for some of the line off of the tip and I can feel the cast a little better. Plus, the worse its balanced with the tip being the heavy area with no line will only get worse when you start to have line out.Choose a real in the 2-4 wt sizing.
Is it gonna be balanced while walking the run or balanced with 30 ft of line out or 60 ft.
Is it ever balanced? Lol.