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What's the recommended gear ratio for crankbaiting? I have four crankbait rods, a deep crankbait rod (DD-22), medium crankbait rod (10-12ft, Deep Little N) a medium-shallow crankbait rod (6-12ft) and a lipless crankbait rod.

What do you guys use as in gear ratio for these?

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Right now all of my crankbait rods have 5.3:1 gear ratio reels. I'm curious if someone else will work better, I like what I have but curious to what everyone is using and how they like it.

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I think what you have there is a good ratio.  That's about what I was using until I went to low pros.  The slowest retrieve I have now is 6.2:1,I just slow my retrieve down abit when I'm crankin'.

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Useing a 6.2:1 for deep cranking will wear you out if you use it all day. A 5.3:1 is fine for most cranking but I love my David Fritts 4.7:1 for deep cranking. I can fish all day long and never get tired. It's not the most expensive and it's hard to adjust at first but it will cast a mile and it has enough power to get the big ones to the boat.

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I've always been told the Lew Childre was the best crankbait reel they make. I was told it's like a "winch" the way it reels in.

I like my Abu Garcia's but I think I want a change. When I throw my deep crankbaits, the rod wears me out. It's a 7ft Berkley IM50-7CBR Medium action rod.

My medium cranking rod, I love it and it doesn't bother me to throw it all day. It's a Abu Garcia Tournament Grade ATG701M 7' Medium casting rod. It handles big spots like a dream, real flimsy like I like em.

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I like a 6.2 for lipless.  I also like 6.2 for shallow cranks as I'm usually moving pretty fast and need a faster reel to keep the lure moving.

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The CTE200GT is 5.0:1 and there is one offered in the Flea Market:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1213359716/4#4

I like this reel, I have two!

8-)

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