For throwing rattle baits, I like the Curado 7.1:1 gear ratio. You can rip it loose and ctake up slack very quickly. I used to sue a Revo S on it, but that broke and now I use an old greenie Curado 200 SF. The 7.1 or 7.0:1 gives you more capacity to cover ground more quickly On all my other CB rods I use the old greenie 200B5s with great results, but for the rattle baits, I like something a lot quicker. I use a 5.1:1 gear ratio for my square bills, but most people use faster reels for that. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.
Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.