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My brother gave me a 7.0:1 reel over the weekend what are some techniques that could be used with that gear ratio?

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That's a very versatile speed.  You can do pretty much anything with it. You might want a slightly lower speed for things like crankbaits but you could make it work. 

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More like what can't be used with that gear ratio! Probably the most universal gear ratio out there for most applications. For me, I like the 7:1 gear ratio for jigs, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, etc. I would use it for most moving baits until you get to cranking and jerkbaits, then I would change to a lower gear ratio.

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So pretty much anything other than treble hooked lures

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1 minute ago, jbo225 said:

So pretty much anything other than treble hooked lures

pretty much anything other than things you reel straight in at a slow/moderate speed. 

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Don't worry about the ratio, just fish it.  Look at your lures in the water for a while to see if they are going the speed you want, then either slow down or speed up if necessary.

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You can do anything with it.  Only my reels for A rigs are slower than that.

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Thanks yall now what type of rod should I pair it would power/action

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12 minutes ago, jbo225 said:

Thanks yall now what type of rod should I pair it would power/action

Depends on what you need it for, we need more information.  For an all around rod probably 7ft MH/Fast

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With what we know about what you want to do any answer would be a WAG.

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I would use it for Texas rig soft plastics and jigs. I prefer a slower speed reel for everything else.

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No limit, essentially everything.  I even crankbait once in awhile with one but only for shallow running ones.

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Almost all of my baitcasters are 7 to 1 ratio. Overall its a good ratio for everything including pitching jigs. I throw crankbaits on it as well. Just got to reel a bit slower. Congrats on the new (to you) reel. 

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The only application where a 7:1 reel might have a mechanical disadvantage  would be deep cranking and/or high resistance bait retrieve.

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it would be used for t rigs, chatter, spinnerbait, jigs, hallow belly swimbaits,

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MH/F or MH/MF

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I like F, but a lot of people like MF. Personal preference.

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9 hours ago, jbo225 said:

So pretty much anything other than treble hooked lures

Why not treble hook lures?

Tom

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Honestly, probably anything other than swimbaits or cranking (excluding squarebills or lipless which can be burned effectively). 

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10 hours ago, WRB said:

Why not treble hook lures?

Tom

I guess I could throw lipless to rip it

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Without knowing the reel type and model number or size you can't evaluate what it can be used for. The one statement mentioned was you can't use it for treble hooks has nothing to do with ratio or IPT, the majority of bass lures have treble hooks, only lures like jigs, spinnerbaits and buzz baits don't. Soft plastics that you rig have single hooks.

Tom

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Thanks Yall

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