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If you had to use 1 reel only for an entire season what ratio would it be?

Im talking about ALL applications. What ratio?

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6.4:1

 

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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6.x:1, it has enough torque for bigger baits that pull, you can speed up your retrieve, (I) can fish at the speed I’m comfortable at. 

 

With faster gear ratios, you loose torque/power and slower gear ratios you loose speed but gain power. The weight of the gears and many other factors can affect the amount of torque a reel has as well. 

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6.3:1. From steez to ryoga it's a great speed.

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7.3:1

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Mid 6's for me

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8 hours ago, optimator said:

8.1+ You can always slow down but you can't go faster.

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7 speed (31 Inch per turn)

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6 or 7 gear ratio, while I own two or three of each gear ratio, there are plenty both do well. I’ve thrown top water on 6:3s and cranked spinnerbaits and chatterbaits on 7s. Probably the most versatile gearing for reels. 

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6.3:1

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Something that'll retrieve 28in. to 30in. of line per turn. Most baitcasters in the 6.0 to 6.8 are right in that range.

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9 hours ago, optimator said:

8.1+ You can always slow down but you can't go faster.

 

I like 6.3:1 because, for me, it's easy to speed up but I have difficulty remembering to slow down.  I use several 5.1:1 and 5.4:1 reels for that reason... I have a hard time working a bait slowly.  :-)

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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