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Question on Lews BB1HZ?

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Does the Lews bb1hz 6.4:1 have

anti-reverse?  I am confused on whether it has anti-reverse or no (zero) anti reverse.  Will it let me reel backwards or not.  Thx :rolleyes:

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No

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I'm not aware of any contemporary baitcaster reels that do not have a fixed anti-reverse mechanism. Unlike many spinning reels, you can not switch off the anti-reverse on a baitcaster to reel it backwards. You must instead rely on the drag mechanism to let line out when fighting a fish. Of course, you can also free the spool to unwind with the thumb switch as you do when casting.

 

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All casting reels have an anti reverse. Most use a one way roller clutch. What you may be thinking of is a lews model that uses the old style ratchet and dawg mechanical AR. Not sure if it's the model you mentioned or not. The theory is for the AR to have some hesitation to "give the fish time to eat the bait". I don't ascribe to the theory personally. 

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7 hours ago, Connorwat said:

@racedad

.So it doesn't have anti reverse?

Anti reverse yes, but capabilities to reel backwards no.

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I had nightmares just thinking about a baitcaster that would allow the spool to run freely in reverse as well.  I woke up sweating and was sure I was still wrapped in 20k yards of braid. 

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The BB1 has a multi stop reverse. You're not reeling backwards, it only moves just a bit. The BB1Z has "zero-reverse", hence the Z. This is Lews Anti Reverse. If you want anti reverse look for the models with the Z in the model #.

LC

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