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i was given a reel, and it doesnt say on it what the gear ratio is. how can i find this out? then which fishing application is best suitable for this reel..

it a BPS pro qualifyer round reel. gold in color if that matters.

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Have you checked the BPS website ? not only they inform the gear ratio but also the IPT.

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IMO, the reel's IPT is more important than its ratio.

First, spool it up with a few yards of cheap line. Loosen the drag, pull off about 3-4 ft of line, and mark the line at the level wind with a black marker. Turn the crank one full revolution and mark the line again at the level wind. Measure the distance betwen the two marks and you've got your IPT.

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My old Pro Qualifier is a 6.3, it's not the LTD version that yours is, but like other said, the IPT is more important to know. Just pull some line out, mark it with a sharpie, turn the hand one full crank, then mark it again, pull out to the first mark, and measure between the two...there's your IPT, just like stasher said

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Like the others have said IPT is more important but you can get the ratio by putting a piece of tape on the spool, marking it and counting the revolutions in one full rotation of the handle.

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Like Stasher said but with one change, your reel should be full or close to full.  The IPT of a reel changes the closer your get to the spool, I have a C3 that has 24 IPT, I stripped fifty yards of line to get the IPT down to 21.  The reel holds 175 yds of line, so I still have 125 yds or so.  Anyway fill the reel and check the marks.  

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I have a older PQ1000XPS round reel and it is 5.1... it makes a hella slop reel.. I used to use my AE74 for that but started using it because I dont care about that reel.

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