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Crankbait Reel- and Ratio's

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I am looking to get a new reel, and have just started getting into crankbaits.  I read that a 5:1 ratio will give a slower presentation, and is one that most sites seem to recommend...as well as for slower rolling spinner baits, etc... I was looking at the Shimano Corado, and it's the CU200DPV Model.  This has 5 bearings, and seems to be a great reel for the job.  I have always fished Quantum baitcaster, and recently got a Pfleuger Trion, and it's awesome, so I have been around baitcasters, but have not been as educated as I'd like to be.  Is the 5:1 a good overall crankbait reel, and would you recommend the Shimano Corado 5:1.  I looked on Bass Pro Shop, and am eager to buy.  Thanks for the help.  I have made crankbaiting a personal goal for the season, and any help you could give, I'd greatly appreciate it.  

Good Fishing-

Jamie

Boyertown, Pa

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I have that same reel.  It is a good crankbait reel especially deep crankbaits.  The slower gear really gets them down there.  I haven't used it for shallow cranks but I don't see why it would make that much of a difference.  Also get a good crankbait rod,  I have my curado on a shimano crucial 7'0 MH mf.  It is a great rod for its price ($130-150).

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Thanks for the reply...I am going to get either the Curado, or the Quantum , or the Pfleuger tomorrow 5:1...gear ratio.  I also have a rod ready, so just need to finish it off.

Thanks again-

Jamie

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I've used slow reels....I had an old Quantum cranking reel that was 3.8:1, and I've used burners.  I think I like the higher speed reels better, just for the fact I can burn my bait back to the boat when my bait is out of the strike zone.  When I say high-speed, I mean 6 or 6.3:1, not 7:1.  You can use a 7:1, but they are just too dang fast for me and don't have any torque.  My Cores have actually cranked very well, and my all time favorite is the regular scorpion.

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Thanks for the replies...makes my purchase all the more confusing, which is good, that way it will be an educated purchase!!!

Thanks-

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