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7:1 Gear Ratio For Jig Rod?

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just wondering if this would be good. i know a lot guys like 7:1 ratio reels for flippin/pitchin but just curious about usin it for jigs, anywhere from deep water to pitchin. i ask cus ive heard that you lose winching power with high speed reels. any facts, opinions, or suggestions are welcome. thanks guys.

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Yes, prefer 7:1 for jigs no matter what presentation I am doing.

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Yes, prefer 7:1 for jigs no matter what presentation I am doing.

x2!

Jeff

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I got rid of all my slow, 'purportedly cranking reels' and now use either 6.3/1 or 7/1 for all my bass fishing.

If you need more winching power, it's time you get out to the gym.

When that big ol Bass grabs your jig and starts swimming right out towards your boat in deeper water, you neeed that speed to catch up to him to get a good hookset on him.

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The rod should be the main tool to fight and move the fish. There's really no need to winch fish in. I like fast reels for short line situations where a fish can pick up the bait and swim right at you putting slack in the line. Also for burning baits and getting buzzbaits on plane quickly. You can do the same with a 6.x:1 it's just a little more work.

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The rod should be the main tool to fight and move the fish. There's really no need to winch fish in. I like fast reels for short line situations where a fish can pick up the bait and swim right at you putting slack in the line. Also for burning baits and getting buzzbaits on plane quickly. You can do the same with a 6.x:1 it's just a little more work.

I cant say it any better then that. I use high speeds.

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awesome thank you guys. looks like my dobyns champ 735c is gettin paired with a 7:1 lews tournament speed spool lol

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I'll use a 7:1 for any fishing where I move the bait with the rod, not the reel. I stuck a Curado E7 on a jerkbait rod this winter and I love it.

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The rod should be the main tool to fight and move the fish. There's really no need to winch fish in. I like fast reels for short line situations where a fish can pick up the bait and swim right at you putting slack in the line. Also for burning baits and getting buzzbaits on plane quickly. You can do the same with a 6.x:1 it's just a little more work.

Exactly! The rod is for moving the fish, the reel is just for collecting that line so you can move the fish again! 7.1 for all my jig fishing.

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lmao! yes u do flippin and pitchin. im gettin both the rod and reel on the 20th and cannot wait! just in time for the 2 day tourny on the 24th and 25th. i think im gonna spool up some 14lb sunline sniper, maybe 20 havent decided =)

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lmao! yes u do flippin and pitchin. im gettin both the rod and reel on the 20th and cannot wait! just in time for the 2 day tourny on the 24th and 25th. i think im gonna spool up some 14lb sunline sniper, maybe 20 havent decided =)

Sweet. Now if I ever need a kidney I know who to call.

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lol i gotcha covered man. this rig is gonna demolish some bass real soon.

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awesome thank you guys. looks like my dobyns champ 735c is gettin paired with a 7:1 lews tournament speed spool lol

If you want more power look at the Tournament MG it has a longer handle but it only has a mag break.

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