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in what application  would an 8:1 ratio reel for. just looking at stx generation 3 reels and see they have them. i have 2 7:1 reels i use for buzz baits. just dont know why you need anything faster.

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Not sure but maybe it is so you can say you have one :)

 

the only thing i can think of is maybe some heavy cover situation where you really want to get the fish out fast.  Other than that i am not really sure.

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I'd say it's probably a gimmick, and that you're right about not needing anything faster. But.... I guess if there was a time when your buzzbait wasn't being reeled in fast enough, then that's when an 8:1 would be  good. 

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Compare the IPT, not the gear ratio.  You'll see it isn't much faster, and uses more powerful gears and a smaller spool.

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The only thing I could think of was when fishing a buzz bait on choppy water if you were to catch a wave just right you could actually fly your bait back to the boat. :)

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Reeling up slack faster on a Jerkbait or Topwater?

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Anything where you move the bait with the rod instead of the reel.

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i looked it up...you gain 4" per crank going from 29" to 33"

 

And yet that is only 1" more per turn than the 7.3:1 Zillion.

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IPT>RATIO      

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IPT>RATIO      

 

Actually....

 

Ratio (expressed as revolutions per handle turn) * Spool Circumference = IPT

 

:)

 

*note: IPT decreases as line peels off spool, since spooled line is not a constant.

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I personally still have yet to find a reel that can pick up line fast enough when you get a hit pitching a deep weed edge and the fish pops it and shoots straight out to deep water.

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I personally still have yet to find a reel that can pick up line fast enough when you get a hit pitching a deep weed edge and the fish pops it and shoots straight out to deep water.

 

 

Personally, I want them in deep, open water, and NOT in that weed edge.  Just be prepared for it, and position your boat appropriately to gain and angle on the fish.

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Actually....

Ratio (expressed as revolutions per handle turn) * Spool Circumference = IPT

:)

*note: IPT decreases as line peels off spool, since spooled line is not a constant.

touché good sir. Y'all know what I was getting at. I took the less technical approach.
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LOL, I was just teasing. :)

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When i bought the zillion 7:1 reel a couple years ago, the man at the store said its best used for taking up slack quickly when pitching heavy cover so u could set the hook. He said its also for getting the fish out of the slop and cover quickly. I guess it could be good for a buzz bait or zoom horny toad, but ive found that if i keep my rod up when the baut lands i can get it on top almost instantly.. overall i think 7:1 is fast enough. I wont go out of my way to get an 8:1 unless it is an absolute steal!

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I like Zillion SHAs for burning a spinnerbait or traps, too.

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Zillion is a beast!! They are the Adrian Peterson of reels! Lmbo

, if they weren't so dang expensive I would have more than one.

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They were on clearance at my local BPS for $200 this past weekend.

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In my best homer voice " dohhhhhh"

I did save a good amount on that stradic yesterday..so i cant be so upset

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