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#11149358 - 10/06/15 08:48 PM Crank Bait Reel
sa_one Offline
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Registered: 09/04/07
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Loc: San Antonio
What say you for a good crank bait reel for square bills and shallow diving? What ratio, brand etc.

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#11149370 - 10/06/15 08:52 PM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 473
Loc: Coppell, Texas
For squarebills, I use a 6.3:1.. Or something close to that. And the reel is either a shimano curado or citica. Great reels!

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#11149418 - 10/06/15 09:09 PM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
sa_one Offline
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I do like Shimano or Revo's

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#11149446 - 10/06/15 09:19 PM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Shimano Curado I



The Curado is a fantastic reel! Sleek, durable and lightweight. I just switched to Shimano from Abu Garcia and I'm so pleased. Wish I would've switched years ago.
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#11149449 - 10/06/15 09:21 PM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
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I like the Chronach E better than the Curado E. Bigger spool=Longer casts for me.
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#11149806 - 10/07/15 07:23 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
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I know you guys will probably cringe at this but I recently cleaned a lubed an Abu Black Max and used it for cranks this past weekend. Worked perfectly! 6.3:1 btw
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#11149813 - 10/07/15 07:29 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: Rhino68W]
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Registered: 06/24/09
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Loc: Garland, TX
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
I know you guys will probably cringe at this but I recently cleaned a lubed an Abu Black Max and used it for cranks this past weekend. Worked perfectly! 6.3:1 btw


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#11149822 - 10/07/15 07:44 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
musiclife_7 Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
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Loc: Wylie, TX
my favorite 2 reels for cranks are Revo Winch (5:3:1) and Lews TH1 (6:4:1)...both have deep spools and are the perfect speed!
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#11149955 - 10/07/15 09:03 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
RobertWMoseley Offline
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Registered: 08/12/09
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Loc: Corpus Christi
I throw mine on a Shimano Curado 5.5:1
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#11150054 - 10/07/15 10:10 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
starclan Offline
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Registered: 09/02/14
Posts: 125
Loc: Granbury, TX
Lew's BB1 Pro it is light and so smooth

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#11150059 - 10/07/15 10:13 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
lipjerk Offline
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Registered: 03/04/09
Posts: 1680
Loc: Lantana,Tx
For shallow cranking I use a Curado 200I works great for me.

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#11150133 - 10/07/15 11:02 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 653
I use Ardent Apex Pro. The small light weight design is what I look for. There are no bad reels out there today. I think it just comes down to what is comfortable. On reaction baits I use 6.3:1.

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#11150177 - 10/07/15 11:28 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
Sschofield Offline
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Registered: 04/17/14
Posts: 194
Loc: Denton,Tx
Shimano Curado


Edited by Sschofield (10/07/15 11:29 AM)
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#11150178 - 10/07/15 11:28 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: Rhino68W]
timwins31 Offline
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Registered: 02/04/11
Posts: 5545
Loc: DFW
Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
I know you guys will probably cringe at this but I recently cleaned a lubed an Abu Black Max and used it for cranks this past weekend. Worked perfectly! 6.3:1 btw


Eesh. . .I have a black max and a couple of silver max reels that are just complete dog scat. The black max is at least serviceable. . .those silver max reels are so worthless. Worst casting reel I've ever owned. I just cannibalized them for the handles.

I use Lew's for cranking. A few different ones. Main thing for me is a 6.3:1 for shallow and something around 5:1 for deep cranking.


Edited by timwins31 (10/07/15 11:29 AM)

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#11150181 - 10/07/15 11:29 AM Re: Crank Bait Reel [Re: sa_one]
JimmyP Offline
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Registered: 11/26/12
Posts: 802
Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
I use a Lew's TP1H on a Reel Time Rods custom crankbait rod and just love it. The rod is about $200 and you can get the reel online for about $125 now. I know it's a little pricey but I can now throw one all day and not hurt the next day. That means a lot when your old like me. LOL

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