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Spinnerbait, Reel Gear Ratio

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What is your preference for a spinnerbait.

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I usually stick to my 6.4:1 which will allow me to burn it pretty good or I can always just slow it down a little. I like to slow it down around cover and then stop it and let the blades flutter. I don't think you can go wrong with the 6.4:1 on spinnerbaits

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6 to 1 unless its a deep slow roll. I drop down to 5 to 1. I often burn em in the springtime with 7 to 1

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Agreed with all above for a 6 ratio. I use my Citica E for spinners. Can burn or slow down with that ratio.

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dern thread made me go fishing..I hit a 3lb bass, .thanks :eyebrows:

201e citica on a bps m crankin stick with 14lb suffix elite mono. The 1dollar walmart spinnerbait was putting in work.

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It depends on the bait's details. A 1oz with colorado blades fished deep, probably a cranking reel in 5:1. The rest of the time I don't have much of a preference unless it's a buzzbait then I like a fater reel to get it up on plane quick.

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I'm in the minority, I use a Curado E5 almost exclusively, 20 ipt. I also use a crankbait rod, seems like I pull it away to often if I don't. If I'm fishing 3/8 or less then I'll go to 25 ipt.

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dern thread made me go fishing..I hit a 3lb bass, .thanks :eyebrows:

201e citica on a bps m crankin stick with 14lb suffix elite mono. The 1dollar walmart spinnerbait was putting in work.

love those $1 spinners. Great for snakeheads because they are soo cheap.

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I'm in the minority, I use a Curado E5 almost exclusively, 20 ipt. I also use a crankbait rod, seems like I pull it away to often if I don't. If I'm fishing 3/8 or less then I'll go to 25 ipt.

I also prefer a lower ipt, anything above 25-26 is just a throb machine, unless burning low profile willow blades. 21-23 even better, something around 5.2-5.4 in a modern low profile reel.

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At least a 6 to 1. I like to slow roll spinnerbaits, but there are times when I need to burn them across the tops of weeds or get tangled.

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Most of my spinner bait fishing is done over top of grass, I use Curado 51E's, they are 6.4:1 I think. Just right for me, I can burn them or slow them down, and it's just second nature to reel faster or slower. I would rather middle it, than have to have a 5.1 reel I need to crank like a madman to keep them up, nor do I think I would like a 7:1, some of those big blades pull hard and I feel the 6.4:1 is just right for me.

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I'm old school enough that I remember when a 5-1 retrieve ratio was marketed as a "high speed" retrieve. Anyway, that's what I'm using for spinnerbaits, cranks, most any reaction bait really. I don't feel hindered in any way when I throw a buzz bait with that ratio.

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