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Calcutta 100GT TE; Application, Technique and Rod Choice?

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I have a Calcutta 100GT TE that is without a rod currently, and I have a tournament in two weeks. 

 

 

The Gear Ratio is 5.8:1, and I am stumped on what type of rod and technique I should assign it. 

 

 

Any recommendations? I've thought about making it a spinnerbait reel, but I am not sure if 5.8:1 is considered slow rolling or not. Being a shore fisherman as well, making it a deep cranking rod also does not seem to be a swell option. Jig applications are out of the question, as I am picking up a Chronarch XG soon specifically for jigging. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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That's an awesome reel...I own one.  Don't be concerned with gear ratio...rather inches per turn of the handle.  Use it for spinnerbaits, cranks, and jigs.  It's a great reel!

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Agreed with reply above. Also I use mine for top water applications and smaller swimbaits, under 6". The reel Smooth as buddah! Mine is the lefty model.

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Ive got one too!  It works nicely on a G Loomis GLX 843 for many applications. 

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Great reels aren't they? I got a steal on mine, cleaned her up and now I can cast a mile! 100HG next on the list. 

I'd love to snag one, but just a bit out of my price range. 

 

 

Im in the $200-$250 range. 

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I would think any reaction bait that I wanted to move at a slow to a normal pace would be the ticket (just not something for burning baits). Any crankbait rod/reaction bait rod would be a good choice as would a Loomis MBR series rod like the 843 or 844.

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I believe Catt uses Calcutta 100's for several applications like jigs and worms.

Tom

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7 hours ago, WRB said:

I believe Catt uses Calcutta 100's for several applications like jigs and worms.

Tom

 

I use em for everything ;)

 

Spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, frogs, traps, crankbaits (do have a 50 with 5.0:1), flipping, pitching, & punching.

 

I don't buy into ya gotta have this gear ratio for that technique & that gear ratio this technique!

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I am in need of a Jigging set up, but I prefer a reel a bit faster. 

 

 

Would any of you happen to have a Shimano Zodias? I have an Expride and I love it, however I am curious if the Zodias stands up to others in its price range

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