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Explain Reel Gear Ratios To Me...

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So I have 5:1 and 6.3:1 reels... I also see 7:1 reels advertised... What type lures are the different ratios good for and does it really matter or can I just get 6.3:1 and it be a multi-purpose? Right now I have the 5:1 on a crankin' stick...

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You are on the right path. 6.?:1 is an all purpose ratio. 7:1 are good for jigs and worms. 5:1 are generally considered better for cranking because the reel has more torque and doesn't take as much effort to turn the handle. This is especially true for deep diving cranks.

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thanks for the response.. I only have 4 rods so I can't get too specialized but it is plenty for me...

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