There is no disavantage per say but the real question is what weight do you anticipate using the most? Leadhead looking for another rod? The 4-8 all day by far my favorite rod I've ever owned I can't say enough about it. If the man gave me one rod to use for the rest of my life I would grab that with out a doubt. So versatile would have no problem zipping 4's for mullet pomps and pups then popping on a 8 and slinging for drum.