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21" ipt or 23"ipt crankbait reel???

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Does one IPT better for cb's or does it even matter? I don't want to go down under 21" IPT, but I do have a Calcutta 51 that has 16" IPT....maybe a bit too slow?

What b/c reel are you using for crankbaits and what line...mono/fluoro/braid??? And line weight

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Dunno. Don't own em all. Mine's 21". It's just fine for lipped crankbaits. It's a tad too slow for burning lipless. I mean it get's them up to speed OK but I've not been able to catch up to some overrun strikes. Not sure that 23" would make that up, but if I were buying now I'd go with the 23".  Others may have more experienced advice.

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I use Daiwa Millionaires, CV-X 103A. 5.8:1, 24 IPT

one on my deep crank rod

one on my smaller crank rod

one on my jerkbait / spinnerbait rod

10lb test green Sufix Elite line on all of them

I love these little round reels, particularly after all the mods and tuning I've done, but I won't hijack your thread detailing all that.

I love everything except the IPT, that is.

I know I'll be the odd man out here, but 24 IPT is just too slow. If I could find some 6.3:1 gears that would fit, I'd have "em in there right now.

re, the Calcutta; I found a 50 on sale cheap about three years ago, and snatched it up, thinking it would be a great crankbait reel. I used it for all of five minutes, put it away, and sold it at the first opportunity. 16 IPT is waaaaaay toooooo sloooooooow. For me anyway.

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i think either 21" or 23" IPT will work fine for you , i am eventually gonna get a REVO Winch for my deep and med. deep diving crankbaits and that reel has an IPT of 22" . i recently switched from 12 lb. CXX to 10 lb. CXX and am now down to 8 lb. CXX for crankbaits ( and other things like worms and med. spinnerbaits ) and feel i get another 2-3 ft. deeper with out sacrificing line strength , CXX even in 8 lb. is VERY strong !!! ;)

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I use a high speed zillion for crankin and love it. Enables me to cover water quick and not have to reel too fast.

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i think either 21" or 23" IPT will work fine for you , i am eventually gonna get a REVO Winch for my deep and med. deep diving crankbaits and that reel has an IPT of 22" . i recently switched from 12 lb. CXX to 10 lb. CXX and am now down to 8 lb. CXX for crankbaits ( and other things like worms and med. spinnerbaits ) and feel i get another 2-3 ft. deeper with out sacrificing line strength , CXX even in 8 lb. is VERY strong !!! ;)

A little off topic...but...when buying line look at the actual diameters, as lb test ratings are all over the place. CXX is rated as one of the top lines in tensile strength -a great line -but it's 8lb is .012, akin to 12lb XL, and most 12lb FC's. Diameter is what affects depth and speed most. That 12lb CXX you were using, at 0.015 is akin to 17#XL, or many FCs.

Just something to be aware of.

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I used a E5 last year which is a 5.0   21ipt and I found it WAY too slow. This year I am replacing it with a Core 50 28ipt or a Calais 100 24ipt. But probably the core because being too slow SUCKS. I'b rather have to slow down that speed up!!!

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i think either 21" or 23" IPT will work fine for you , i am eventually gonna get a REVO Winch for my deep and med. deep diving crankbaits and that reel has an IPT of 22" . i recently switched from 12 lb. CXX to 10 lb. CXX and am now down to 8 lb. CXX for crankbaits ( and other things like worms and med. spinnerbaits ) and feel i get another 2-3 ft. deeper with out sacrificing line strength , CXX even in 8 lb. is VERY strong !!! ;)

A little off topic...but...when buying line look at the actual diameters, as lb test ratings are all over the place. CXX is rated as one of the top lines in tensile strength -a great line -but it's 8lb is .012, akin to 12lb XL, and most 12lb FC's. Diameter is what affects depth and speed most. That 12lb CXX you were using, at 0.015 is akin to 17#XL, or many FCs.

Just something to be aware of.

thanks , i know that CXX is rated one size (lb.) below what it actually is , for example their 10 lb. is the same as others 12 lb. , but i do know that most mono and co-poly lines that are 10 lb. are .012 so it's not a big deal . i like using 8 lb. CXX cause it is like everyone elses 15 lb. line , but still has a 10 lb. line dia. ;)

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