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I just purchased a Bruckheimer 8128-4 and find, not surprisingly, that the reel that balances my 14' NRX 8/9 is a bit heavy for this shorter rod so am looking for another reel.

There seems to be a lot of positive comments here on these reels, but having never laid eyes on one have some questions.

Both the H5D 9thirteen and the L5W 8tweleve look pretty good. Does anyone have first hand experience with either of these reels (hopefully with the Burkie 8128-4)? How well will they balance the rod?
I'll be throwing a 540 gr Skagit head. What kind of line capacity with a miracle braid running line and 30 lb. backing? Good drags and outgoing sound? Full frame reel?

Thanks in advance.

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