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I have not used any high speed reels yet, the ones that I use currently are both 6.2:1, Im looking into a 2010 Revo SX thats 7.1:1, I have read that High Speeds in this ratio or higher are good for jigs and worms, is that what the general consensus is for reels in this ratio?  Also, im hesitant to get a high speed because I feel that the regular 6:1 avg. ratios are more versatile, what are some of your thoughts on this?

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Dude, why would you need a highspeed reel for worms..? IMHO, you don't. Stick with the 6:2. Certain apps a 7:1 would be good, worming isn't one of them.

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Dude, why would you need a highspeed reel for worms..? IMHO, you don't. Stick with the 6:2. Certain apps a 7:1 would be good, worming isn't one of them.

I was just asking about High Speed reels to gain a little insight to what they are good for.  I just know that high speeds take up slack faster so that could be beneficial to jig fishing.  As for worms, Im not all that good at worming, I catch more fish on a drop shot worm than t-rigged(cant say that I have caught a t-rig fish yet either... only a t-rigged senko, I dont think that counts...).  What would a high speed reel be good for then?

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A high speed reel is great for topwater/swimbait or burning a spinnerbait.

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Dropshot is still part of worming. Unless your flipping jigs in Heavy cover, or chucking frogs in heavy pads. Your current reel works fine.. :D

If you are wanting to buy another reel...maybe upgrade, or try swimbaiting..

BTW, now is a good time to work on your "worm" techniques..it will pay dividens down the road.

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All my baitcasters are high speed. 

I can go as slow as necessary for presentation, but when it comes to speed, I need all the help I can get.

I still have enough strength to turn the handle beyond the capacity of the drag.

Since most large fish are fought with a pump and take up the slack method, why is the extra "leverage" of the standard reel needed.

I suppose it works if the fish is retrieved like a surfboard, but other than that,..........?

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I use the high speed reels for river smallies.  It helps keep up with the current in the smaller rivers I fish.  I dont think that you can reel fast enough to take a lure from a smallie if he wants it anyway. So for me it is a matter of keeping contact.

Go back ten years and a 6:1 was high speed.  Go back another ten and a 5:1 was high speed.  I remember a 4.7:1 on the ABU's being a high speed. 

I think as technology gets better and allows better gearing faster retreives with be seen. 

High torque and pressure on the gearing will wear on any gear set.   Just the quality of the gears that determines how long the gears will last.

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Pitchin' is a whole 'nother world when you're using a speed reel. How many times have you drop a bait into veg or stump and the bass grabs that sum'***** right on the drop? I'll tell you what.

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All my baitcasters are high speed.

I can go as slow as necessary for presentation, but when it comes to speed, I need all the help I can get.

I still have enough strength to turn the handle beyond the capacity of the drag.

Since most large fish are fought with a pump and take up the slack method, why is the extra "leverage" of the standard reel needed.

I suppose it works if the fish is retrieved like a surfboard, but other than that,..........?

Let me quote this again. This right here is the right answer. You can go as slow as you want for presentation, but for retrieving you would want the fastest speed there to get the bass in the boat.

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6 point whatever:1 is high speed. People get hung up on 7:1 being the only ratio considered high speed.

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I have a Curado 200e7, but all I use it for is spinnerbaits. It would probably make a good worm/jig reel as well, but I prefer my 6.4:1 Patriarch for that. That may have more to do with me preferring the Patriarch to the Curado, though.

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i like high speed reel better. if you need to slow down ... just reel slower.

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I have five 7:1.1 reels and am going to get more. It works well for the suggestions allready mentioned. I like it as it allows me to get the lure in on the last half of the cast quicker to make another. This allows me a few more cast for the day.

I still use a 3:8.1 for DD22s and I have several 5:1.1s and some 6:4.1s, but give me the high speed for anything other than the deep diving cranks any day.

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People say you can just reel slower when using a higher speed reel.

However there is a natural cadence to your retrieve that feels most comfortable. If you stick to that retrieve speed cadence, and adjust lure speed with reel speed, it's much easier to duplicate results over and over.

With that said, I use a 7.1 for jigs, and 6.3 for soft plastics. Even with plastics that aren't moving baits, I find the high speed reel is to fast. Picks up to much line. Of course this is something that could be adjusted too, and is a personal preference.

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Let's say you're working isolated cover. You make your cast, work it around the stump, laydown, dock, whatever. The faster retrieve gets your lure back in through a lot of "dead water" so you're on to the next cast :D

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It's not that I hate high-speed reels, but I am getting sick of them dominating the market. The 6.x:1 reel has gone the way of the dodo. >:D

Also, it's much easier for me to speed-up than slow-down...I just get too dang excited when I fish.

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I'm a FIRM believer in high speed reels. I use them for Jigs, Frogs, Top water, Rip baits, CRANKBAITS, and everything else. You can always slow down, but you can only go so fast. Fish run at the boat a LOT once they're hooked, the faster I can keep up, the better the chance of me landing the fish.

  I have 7 or 8 STXs, all but 2 are High Speed. 

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Thanks for all the great info guys.  I was just asking mainly because Im expecting a new Revo SX(2010) and its 6.4:1 and I dont know when Ill be getting it. I ordered it in Nov. The rep has told me that he has a high speed if I wanted it.  Im trying to decied whether or not to wait or just take the high speed that he has offered me.

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Definitely get the high speed.

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