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As cool fall weather approaches, the crankbait fishing heats up. A 7.3:1 gear ratio and an ultra smooth drag make the RevoSX reel the perfect crankbait reel!

 

B21007300.224424429;sz=1x1;ord=226655;dcLearn More about the RevoSX

 

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I know that the listed gear is a sponsor but why are we still presenting things in a rookie style.  How is listing gear ratio the way when we as a group know that the inches per turn is a much more usable number, which is easy to compare to other products.  Why is that higher gear ratio better for me who normally uses a 6.3 zillion.  The difference between a car salesman and a great car salesmen is they let you know all the ways that the new car is better than the old one your using.  With all the stats floating around that are not as factual as most of us would like.  (This is my attempt to be critical of the information and sales pitch and is not a stab at anyone person including but not limited to Glenn)

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After over 2 decades of running this site, I still find it comical how people can get all bent over fishing gear.  LOL!

 

Here ya go "Angry": the 7.3:1 is about 29 IPT .  I say "about" because redoubtably somebody will want to argue about that too.  LOL!!

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I was out today and the crankbait bite was on.  Not a fan of fast reels for crankbaits but I will plug the Revo Winch.  I still can't put it together in my head how smooth the reel is on the retrieve and how easy it is to control bigger fish.  So far I have been very impressed with this reel for it's intended purpose. 

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26 minutes ago, FishTank said:

Not a fan of fast reels for crankbaits but I will plug the Revo Winch.

 

@FishTank

Which one of those wicked winches were you winding?

 

Gen 3 or Gen 4?

 

I just bought a Gen 4 and recently got an open box Gen 3 also.

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I have the Gen 4.  I liked the Gen 2 but when I looked at the Gen 3, it just felt weird in hand.

5 hours ago, snake95 said:

 

@FishTank

Which one of those wicked winches were you winding?

 

Gen 3 or Gen 4?

 

I just bought a Gen 4 and recently got an open box Gen 3 also.

 

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We were out yesterday and was about the only thing I could get the fish to bite! Love that crankbait bite! 

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A faster reel is great in the fall for cranks when squarebills and traps are king. 

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On 9/3/2018 at 1:04 PM, Glenn said:

After over 2 decades of running this site, I still find it comical how people can get all bent over fishing gear.  LOL!

 

Here ya go "Angry": the 7.3:1 is about 29 IPT .  I say "about" because redoubtably somebody will want to argue about that too.  LOL!!

 

Thanks :)

 

I always say that 7.3:1 is a little bit fast for my liking for moving baits for me, because I find that my "natural rhythm" makes it easier for me to speed up than slow down personally. Some people find they naturally want to reel slower, and that works for them too.

 

In the fall, I could honestly use a 5.8:1, 6.3:1 or 7.x:1 just fine...

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While inches per turn vary wildly between brands, and spool size definitely plays a role in the final numbers, 

I'm a slow(er) rel kind of guy when it comes to cranking.  Like @Boomstick above, I find it easier to speed up then slow down.  So 5.3:1. 5.7:1  & 6.6:1 are what I reach for in most cranking deals. 

 

That said, I do like my Revo SX - it's on my favorite jig rod.

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A-Jay

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Fast reels are king when it comes to squarebills. Crank that thing fast into a piece of cover and let it pause on contact. Seems like the harder the thump the more aggressive the bite. Just my experience 

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Oh no, I refuse to see the IPT listed in inches. I need to and demand to see it in centimeters. Come on, my fellow Americans, join the rest of the world and embrace the metric system! Lastly, for goodness sake, the video needs to be re-shot.  The handle on the Revo is on the wrong side, lol. 😉 

 

 

 

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I love my Calcutta Conquest 101 for cranking 5.2:1

 

One of the other reasons I prefer a slower gear ratio is because it makes the cranking feel easier (power) to wind in which in return is less fatigue.

 

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50 minutes ago, Yumeya said:

I love my Calcutta Conquest 101 for cranking 5.2:1

 

One of the other reasons I prefer a slower gear ratio is because it makes the cranking feel easier (power) to wind in which in return is less fatigue.

 

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I have an old Calcutta 251 that I use for big cranks and swim baits but I don't tend to through them very often.  I would love to pull the trigger on the 100 size Conquest.  It is a work horse reel disguised as a work of art. 

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I like the Lew's Tournament MB for all of my shallow/midcranking 6.8:1 (28 inches per turn)

It can speed up and slow down to just the right speed.

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