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why do people like to use reels with lower gear ratios when fishing with crank bait?

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why do people like to use reels with lower gear ratios when fishing with crank bait?  If you ask me, it would make more sense to use one with a high gear ration.

Could some one give an explanation here??

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Lower ratio = slower retrieve and more torque.

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why do people like to use reels with lower gear ratios when fishing with crank bait? If you ask me, it would make more sense to use one with a high gear ration.

Could some one give an explanation here??

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Use high gear ratio for rat-l-traps and low gear ratio for cranks with lips.

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It's like the different gears on a bike.  You want lower gears for riding uphill so you don't get tired as fast.  I couldn't imagine deep cranking all day with a high geared reel.

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5.1:1 for deep cranks, and 6.2:1 for shallow runners

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at a natural cadence, a high-speed reel would retrieve the crankbait too quickly. crankbaits plane to the side when retrieved at a speed faster than they were designed for. either that or the fish just don't want it that fast.

a lower-speed reel allows you to keep a nice crankin' rhythm, plus it gives you more torque, making it easier. like someone else said, toss out a norman deep diver 22 and you'll see why.

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I always just figured I could use my 6.4:1 and just crank it slower but I never thought about torque on deep divers.  I am just now getting into crankbaits though and not quite yet up to the deeper ones, 8 feet or less is about my limit right now.

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at a natural cadence, a high-speed reel would retrieve the crankbait too quickly. crankbaits plane to the side when retrieved at a speed faster than they were designed for. either that or the fish just don't want it that fast.

a lower-speed reel allows you to keep a nice crankin' rhythm, plus it gives you more torque, making it easier. like someone else said, toss out a norman deep diver 22 and you'll see why.

I have the DD22 and have a high speed baitcaster (6.2:1) and a low speed (5.1:1) both have the same rod and line type. I like to use my high speed and i just reel slow.

(was fishing it Sunday)

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