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looking for help, I have about 10-12 shimano reels, citica and curado mostly from the late 90's to early 2000's. they have been well taken care of and work great. does any one know how to tell what gear ratio they are or how to find out. tried to use some to crank today and it was too much effort. would like to try and find out so I can match them up to my rods correctly. thanks to all the members on bass resource.

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I dunno anything about them, but I had the same problem this weekend. Busted out a 20` deep crank with a 6.4 reel and it was tough. Might look into a cheap 5.1 just for deep cranks.

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trying to use the rc freak on some 20ft rock piles.  pain full at best

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If you can't look up the model #'s and figure it out that way, you'll have to do it manually. Get a little piece of tape and stick it on the spool, turn the handle paying close attention to the handle position. Count the number of times the piece of tape passes in 1 handle turn, that will tell you (roughly) what the gear ratio is.

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Most of them should have what model they are written on them somewhere if they don't have the gear ration printed right near the handle. If you can figure out what model they are it's easy to figure out what your ratio is. 

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Here's a tip for you. If you clean your own reels, you can check out how many teeth the pinion gear has. The more teeth, the slower the gear ratio is. Make sure you are comparing the same model reels and size as well because I don't know if this thoery holds true when comparing a 200E vs. a 50E size reel. One day I was cleaning 6 200E size reels and accidently mixed the pinion gears together because I knocked the table over. I then had to figure out which belonged where. The E7 had 11 teeth, E6 had12 and the E5 had 15 teeth. Here's a picture I took because I had a hard time counting them, so I decided to enlarge it on a computer. The left is an E6 (6.2:1), other 2 belonged to the E7s.

 

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looking for help, I have about 10-12 shimano reels, citica and curado mostly from the late 90's to early 2000's. they have been well taken care of and work great. does any one know how to tell what gear ratio they are or how to find out. tried to use some to crank today and it was too much effort. would like to try and find out so I can match them up to my rods correctly. thanks to all the members on bass resource.

1992 Curado 100,200 (5:1 I think) 2 bearings, two tone silver/grey, W/FPSwitch

1993 Curado 100A, 200A (6:1) 5 bearings, red (tomato)

1994 Curado 200B (6.2:1) 5 bearings, pearl green

1999 Curado 200B5 (5:1) 5 bearings, pearl green

2001 Curado 200BSF (6.2:1), Curado 100B (6.2:1), Curado 200B38 (3.8:1) 5 bearings, pearl green (100's) and light green (BSF)

2006 Curado 200DHSV (7:1), 200DPV (5:1) 6 bearings, 100D/DSV (6.2:1) 5 bearings, charcoal grey

2007 Curado 300D (6.2:1) 6 bearings, charcoal grey

2008 Curado 200E7 (7:1) 200E5 (5:1), 300E (6.2:1) 7 bearings, dark pearl green w/lowrider flake

 

Hope this helps some...........:Victory:

 

Tight Lines!  :fishing1:

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Make a mark on the spool (on the line) with a sharpie.  No slowly crank the reel handle one revolution and count how many times you see the mark.  That's your ratio (on full crank and you see the dot five time is a 5:1).

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1992 Curado 100,200 (5:1 I think) 2 bearings, two tone silver/grey, W/FPSwitch

1993 Curado 100A, 200A (6:1) 5 bearings, red (tomato)

1994 Curado 200B (6.2:1) 5 bearings, pearl green

1999 Curado 200B5 (5:1) 5 bearings, pearl green

2001 Curado 200BSF (6.2:1), Curado 100B (6.2:1), Curado 200B38 (3.8:1) 5 bearings, pearl green (100's) and light green (BSF)

2006 Curado 200DHSV (7:1), 200DPV (5:1) 6 bearings, 100D/DSV (6.2:1) 5 bearings, charcoal grey

2007 Curado 300D (6.2:1) 6 bearings, charcoal grey

2008 Curado 200E7 (7:1) 200E5 (5:1), 300E (6.2:1) 7 bearings, dark pearl green w/lowrider flake

 

Hope this helps some........... :Victory:

 

Tight Lines!  :fishing1:

 

Thanks.  This is something to keep in a file on your computer for future reference.

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If you can't look up the model #'s and figure it out that way, you'll have to do it manually. Get a little piece of tape and stick it on the spool, turn the handle paying close attention to the handle position. Count the number of times the piece of tape passes in 1 handle turn, that will tell you (roughly) what the gear ratio is.

No, that will tell you exactly what the gear ratio is. Since there aren't endless possibilities, it will eliminate the alternatives, its going to be a little  under 5 a little over 5 or a little over 6. If you are really anal and bored, you can cut a piece of tape to cover the spool and place 10 equidistant dots, and a matching dot on the body. Something about 4 degrees past TDC....:)

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thanks rm. I have used these so much the only visible markings are the paint. and thanks to everybody else ,marking the lines and counting  the turns is so simple its genius. going to do it to all my reels this weekend and place some tape on the side with the gear ratio and line size.

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