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I have two spinning rods, 2 bait casters in 6.4.1 and one bait caster in 7.1 (for jigs). If I were to add another bait caster in 7.1 what would be a good use for it? Hollow body frogs and soft plastic frogs?

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I use 7.1 for anything that isn't a "moving" bait, and some things that are. Buzzbaits, buzz frogs, burning lipless cranks, etc. I like not having to reel as fast to take up a lot of line quickly

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I use the higher speed reels for pretty much everything...flipping, frogs, plastics, jigs, spoons, spinnerbaits, lipless cranks, jerkbaits, shallow cranks.  I think the only thing I use lower speed reels for are swimbaits and deep diving cranks.

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1 for bottom contact baits, 1 for frogs, 1 for pitching. There are plenty of uses for 7.1+ reels! :). Aaron Martens claims to use them for everything, even. Really it's personal preference, but I think they are good all around speeds for everything but cranking.

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At the start of last season I did not own a single 7:1 reel...........by the end of it I owned a couple, and I have added a couple more for this year. The things I like them best for are:

 

#1 pitching....get it back faster and make another pitch

 

#2 frogging...takes up slack , and keeps up with fish swimming at you better

 

#3 swimjigs....It's effort - less to keep a jig high in the water with the faster reel, I really notice a difference when I switch to a 6. something:1.

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I like them for topwater and jerkbaits. But I can do just fine with a 6 too

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I use them for pretty much everything. There's just times you need to remind yourself to slow down with them, but that's about it.

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I don't do a lot of frogging but Ish likes the high speed reels for his frogging. I like high speed reels for anything jig or soft plastic.

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You  can't have too many 7:1 reels.   You can't have too many 6 something to one reels.  You can't have too many 5:1 reels.   You can't have too many reels.  You can only have as many reels as you want/can afford.

 

Be aware that once you satisfy your bass fishing jones, you've got carp fishing, catfish fishing, crappie fishing, bluegill fishing, spoonbill snagging, fly rodding, (for panfish, trout, bass, salmon, etc)  drift fishing, trolling, walleye fishing, muskie fishing, and we're not done yet.   You've got brackish water, inshore & off shore salt water and all the species associated with those waters. . . . .     You will need reels for all those kinds of fishing as well.   Some cross over is allowed.

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You definitely need it!  Justify it to yourself by putting a different type or size of line on it than the other 7.1 you have!  Then once you have it spooled up then worry about what to use it for.... LOL...  Thinking like that is maybe why I was able to claim Johnny Morris as a dependent on my taxes last year... LOL

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