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I have a lexa100 that is a 7 to 1 reel and I'm thinking of moving it from my 13 *** to my daiwa rod and getting the 13 BC reel in 7 to 1 when it comes out and put it on the ***.

Will 7 to 1 lexa be too fast for throwing spinnerbaits, swimjigs? its a mh rod and I'll likely also pitch jigs and trigged plastics.

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No. You can always slow your retrieve down by turning the handle slower. Its much harder to work a bait fast or burn it on a lower gear ratio. Not to mention it can get exhausting.

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Well think about it you can always slow down but can't always speed up (at least without jerking the rod around) so you should be good with the 7:1:1 just reel slower and when they want it faster you can give it to them but that's just my .02 cents

Tight lines

Andrew

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No. You can always slow your retrieve down by turning the handle slower. Its much harder to work a bait fast or burn it on a lower gear ratio. Not to mention it can get exhausting.

You literally stole the words out of my mouth lol

Tight lines

Andrew

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I only go 7:1 when it comes to flipping and pitching. When I use spinner baits and swim jigs depending on the time of year I use a 5:3:1. But yes you can just slow your retrieve, but I don't personally recommend a 7:1 for spinner baits/swim jigs etc.

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Thanks for the advice fellas

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I use

  • 5.5:1 for deep diving crankbaits   (on a 7' med. power, moderate action rod)
  • 8.0:1 for topwater, lipless cranks, jerkbaits  (on a 7' med. power, x-fast action rod)
  • 6.3:1 for soft plastics (on a 7' med. power, fast action rod)

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Look at line retrieval rate for the reel in question. One brands 7:1 is another's 6:4 or 6:1.

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Splash is spot on.

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I don't look at the ratio as "speed", I view it as "how much work do I want to do". Look at it as pulling up a bucket from a well, how long will you last cranking it up? I'll pull a 10 lbs bass in on any ratio... the real question becomes after 8 hours of slinging baits and retrieving and finally get that lunker hooked up. How much do I have left in my arm and wrist before I fumble and lose that lunker? This it's what I focus on when deciding which ratio to use.

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