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Spinnerbait Reel Ratio And Line

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So, is the preference for most a 6.5 ratio or a 7 plus ratio for this technique. I've always use a reel in the 6 range but am thinking about trying a faster reel. Would like to get some expert opinions from you guys first.

Line is another thing. I see most of you use flouro but some use braid. What is the advantage to flouro over braid if you aren't dealing with clear water conditions?

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I'm in the minority I use a crankbait reel that takes up 20 inches of line per turn, a 5.1:1. Mainly due to the type of spinnerbait I fish, now if I'm using a traditional bait I'll jump up to 25 ipt, never more than that it is easier to speed up than slow down for me.

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I'm in the minority I use a crankbait reel that takes up 20 inches of line per turn, a 5.1:1. Mainly due to the type of spinnerbait I fish, now if I'm using a traditional bait I'll jump up to 25 ipt, never more than that it is easier to speed up than slow down for me.

Same for me. I feel much more in control with a lower ipt reel. Definitely helps keep the bait from rising on me.

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The reel you have is fine IMO, you can always reel a bit faster if need be and slow it down to slow roll. If you want a higher speed reel for other techniques then it may be a justified purchase because if you don't like it for spinners, you can still use it for other things.

If you chose to try burning a bait with a 5 you will be cranking your arm off if you are trying to fish a spinner just under the surface. As the others said, it depends how you fish and what you fish. For them that ratio fits their needs.

As far as line, try them and see what you like...Ive taken some advice with line and it didn't work out for me.I will say it again, see what you like. Some people prefer mono over braid and fluoro with spinnerbaits, Im fine with using anything that on my reel. Ive been throwing them on braid or yo-zuri hybrid mostly, but I also have thrown them on mono. I actually stripped all fluoro off due to one spool breaking on my reel and another brand making me lose a huge bass at the shore(knot broke). Yo-Zuri is a better fit for me than pure fluoro, plus its cheap.

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I mostly use a 5 ratio reel because slow rolling works better than burning most of the time around here. But there are times in shallow water or when you need a fast retrieve that a 6 ratio is better. You need both IMO.

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Currently trying 20# Fireline tracer braid with 15# Seaguar Invizx. Seems to work ok. I also have another spinnerbait set up with 12# Yozuri Hybrid. The Yozuri seems to cast a tad smoother. I haven't been able to get a bite ratio as the water has been high in my area.....fish not cooperating.

Now that fall is coming and I'm switching to Colorado/Indiana blades instead of willow leafs on my spinnerbaits, I am appreciating the slower ratio of my Curado E5. The heavier gearing gives more leverage with the additional drag on the bait due to the wider blades.

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I use a 7:1 with 15# invisix floro.

When I change lines next, I'm gonna try the Yo Zuri.

Mike

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I use an E-series Citica spooled with 12# yo-zuri hybrid for most of my spinnerbait techniques.Line casts great and is strong..never a break off with it like I have had with flouro,I think it's a good alternative to it.

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