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Pfleuger Trion Round Reel or old Abu. Solved my IPT problem

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Anyone have any experience with this reel? I have looked everywhere to find the IPT of the reel and have come up empty. I'm looking for a round reel for cranking, and need one with 21 IPT or less, I have a Abu 4600C3 for some cranking, but really want a lower IPT for deeper and also floating wake baits. Any info would be appreciated.

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I've seen a couple of Old Black Max round reels on Ebay lately, been thinking they would be good cranking reels.  What do you think?

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The Black Max's have a 6.3:1 gear ratio so it may be a little faster than you need for cranking.I use an older 4600C for crankbaits whether I'm throwing small Fat Raps,or big Poe's.The gear ratio is 4.7:1 and handles both baits  well.

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i have had six old round black max reels and they cast and reel and just fine. all of them though, have had the same problem with the levelwind. it gets wore out and sticks to one side for a few turns and that REALLY doesnt agree with braid.

i used them for saltwater as an inshore "big" reel. they were good. i too was going to use one of the slightly newer ones to crank with but then i got an awesome quantum mg... and so thats that.

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i've used the trion rounds and they are fantastic reels.i sold all my aBU REELS AND BOUGHT TRION ROUNDS.i have to disagree with the mudster on this one.

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Solved my IPT problem, the C3 holds 170yds of 10lb test, ripped off 50yds, left 120 yds on the reel and the IPT like this is 21.

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Dig around on Ebay for a early to mid 70's Abu round reel.  Those ran around 3.8:1 ratio before Garcia bumped them up to 4.7.  

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Maybe you can add back the 25-30 yards or so for the cast or max cast.  That way, you'll be at 21 or close to that for the retrieve. Just a thought.

It would also bring you closer to fuller line capacity for casting ease.

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Yeah stripping the line is just a temporary solution.  Will shop around to get the right reel.  Even the dark side is trying to seduce me with a Curado 200E5.  HELP ;D

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Even the dark side is trying to seduce me with a Curado 200E5. HELP ;D

I spend a little time on the dark side, but that's a $160 solution to a $25 problem.  If a new reel is what you want, why not just send your C3 to ReelMech and have a set of 3.8:1 or 4.7:1 gears installed?  It will also get tuned up while it's there.   :)

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It is a fairly new reel, and don't think the gears switch out, will drop him a pm and see.  You know I had pm'd reelmech and asked him about the EXT's I have, didn't think to ask if he could regear the C3.   :-[

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