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#10859291 - 05/20/15 06:16 PM Crank'n Gear ratio
Randy Barfknecht Offline
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Registered: 04/27/15
Posts: 46
What gear ratio reels do you guys use most for deep cranks, vs medium crank. Deep to me would be 10ft +, and anything shallower I'd consider a medium crank. Thoughts?

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#10859397 - 05/20/15 07:10 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
T54 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/07
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Like anything, it really depends on conditions. All around for shallow cranks like squarebills, I like a 6.3:1

On deeper cranks, I will crank slower with a 5.5:1 in the winter and have used up to a 7.6:1 for deep speed cranking in the spring/summer. I caught my biggest bass last year burning a crankbait on a 7.6:1 reel.

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#10859399 - 05/20/15 07:11 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
T54 Offline
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FWIW, Keith Combs is arguably the best deep crankbait fisherman out there right now and he uses a 7.1:1

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#10859493 - 05/20/15 07:40 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
justin2003 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/15
Posts: 16
Loc: Arkansas
Only problem I have when cranking with a 7.1:1 is after a while it starts to really wear on my wrist. I can drop to a lower gear ratio and keep on cranking for hours.

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#10859497 - 05/20/15 07:40 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
justin2003 Offline
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Registered: 05/20/15
Posts: 16
Loc: Arkansas
I usually just throw a 6.3:1

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#10859525 - 05/20/15 07:55 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
Thad Rains Offline
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I am more old school, instead of cranking like Keith does. He is trying to get a reaction bite with cranking that fast and it works. I try to get a reaction bite by slowing down and not covering as much water and leaving the CB in the zone for a longer time on each casts. I use a 5.1:1 ratio for my deep CBs and often for my medium CBs. Shallow, I use the 5.1:1 sometimes, sometimes I use a 6.4:1 ratio. So, IT DEPENDS on what you are trying to do, besides catch fish. Throwing a 7.1:1 reel on a deep CB all day is VERY tiring and like mentioned above, most people have to switch to a slower reel throughout the day, but to each his own. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#10860254 - 05/21/15 07:00 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
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Registered: 01/15/04
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6.3-1 shallow
5.5-1 medium
5-1 deep

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#10860323 - 05/21/15 07:28 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
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My crank bait rod and reel is a Falcon Medium Heavy Cara Micro with a Lews TLPZH 6.4:1.
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#10860343 - 05/21/15 07:34 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Thad Rains]
GarySHO Offline
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Loc: Haworth, Ok
Originally Posted By: Thad Rains
I am more old school, instead of cranking like Keith does. He is trying to get a reaction bite with cranking that fast and it works. I try to get a reaction bite by slowing down and not covering as much water and leaving the CB in the zone for a longer time on each casts. I use a 5.1:1 ratio for my deep CBs and often for my medium CBs. Shallow, I use the 5.1:1 sometimes, sometimes I use a 6.4:1 ratio. So, IT DEPENDS on what you are trying to do, besides catch fish. Throwing a 7.1:1 reel on a deep CB all day is VERY tiring and like mentioned above, most people have to switch to a slower reel throughout the day, but to each his own. Hope this helps.

Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#10860681 - 05/21/15 09:34 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
Fishface007 Offline
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Registered: 04/25/15
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Loc: frisco
Had the same question and bought the Revo Winch 5.4:1. To my understanding, it is specifically designed for medium and deep diving crank baits.

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#10860700 - 05/21/15 09:38 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Thad Rains]
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What about a 7.5.1

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#10860830 - 05/21/15 10:15 AM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
SOOOO kvd will advocate

5-1 on deep, maybe up to a 6.3

Keith Combs uses 7-1 on basically everything he talked about it at falcon. He coment was, I can slow down, but i need to be able to catch up to fish....


soooooo I think your hand gets less tired with a 5-1 but you cant burn it as well...
If i'm using a square bill i'm typically going FAST...so I use fast, but that said, I dont own a reel less than 6.3 buuuut I do have an 8-1 and am gona buy another.(no i really dont use them for cranking)

I think it is about what you like, and what "Feels" right to you... A guy who fishes 2 fast can slow down with a low gear lure and still wind pretty fast and keep him feeling like he is moving along


Edited by catslayer (05/21/15 10:16 AM)
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#10861354 - 05/21/15 12:52 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Randy Barfknecht]
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12204
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
David Fritts was known for his deep cranking ability and he used a 4.4-1 gear ratio reel.

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#10862254 - 05/21/15 06:11 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: ezbassin]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
Posts: 7738
Loc: Trophy Club, TX
Originally Posted By: ezbassin
6.3-1 shallow
5.5-1 medium
5-1 deep


Good advice

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#10862757 - 05/21/15 10:02 PM Re: Crank'n Gear ratio [Re: Ken A.]
RangerRam Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 20
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Deep Crank: 5.1 - 1
Mid Crank: 5.7 - 1
Shallow, Square Bill, Rattle Trap: 6.3 - 1

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