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7:1 Gear Ratio?

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I read that reels with a 7:1 ratio or higher were good for baits you work with your rod. Is this true? Would this make them good for top waters and Texas rigs?

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What you heard is true.

I Always use a 7+ reel when throwing anything on top, working on the bottom or any time you need to take up line quick.

Mike

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We will be saying 10:1 before too long.  

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I prefer 7: for contact/feel lures like work or jig. It picks up slack line quick for increased sensitivity.

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A 7.1:1 will work great for that, they aren't bad for lures not moved with just your rod too. 

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A 7.1:1 will work great for that, they aren't bad for lures not moved with just your rod too. 

Lipless crankbaits is one of them. Rattletrap, Redeye Shad, Spot, etc

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I even like a 7.1 for slow rolling a spinnerbait on the bottom.

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