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#12336090 - 07/12/17 01:54 PM Sguarebill reel
Gregg R Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 142
Hey guys, I like to throw a squarebill ,wanting to upgrade from a h2o reel to a better reel. I really like the lews. Just wondering which model, gear ratio, line size, etc. I appreciate the help.

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#12336095 - 07/12/17 02:00 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
BradleyMccaw Offline
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Registered: 11/02/12
Posts: 40
Loc: Southlake TX
I throw a 7:1:1 Citica 200g7 on 14lb floro, casts a mile. Id suggest looking into a E or G series shimano reel for sale on the trading forum.

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#12336096 - 07/12/17 02:01 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
McKinneyMike Offline
Angler

Registered: 06/01/16
Posts: 345
Loc: McKinney, Texas
6.3:1 or less is my favorite for all crank baits. 12lbs to 15lbs floro is all I use for crankbaits. I have no experience with Lew's, but know lots of folks that really enjoy them.


Edited by McKinneyMike (07/12/17 02:02 PM)

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#12336138 - 07/12/17 02:35 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
musiclife_7 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 1274
Loc: Wylie, TX
Lews Super Duty - 7.1:1 is all you need...

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#12336148 - 07/12/17 02:41 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
kiamichisooner Offline
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Registered: 05/24/09
Posts: 137
Loc: Antlers, OK
REVO STX 6.4 or 7.1.

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#12336149 - 07/12/17 02:42 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
SoCal Tom Online   content
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Registered: 04/10/07
Posts: 8963
Loc: Garland, TX
I like a low gear ratio reel for square bills as well as deep divers. I can burn with it if I need to. I use the Lews MB in the 5.6:1 gear ratio and I love it. Affordable too with a 139 price point. Here's a link.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lews_Tournament_MB_Speed_Spool_Casting_Reel/descpage-MBS.html


Edited by SoCal Tom (07/12/17 02:42 PM)
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#12336166 - 07/12/17 02:57 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
m.sherman Online   content
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Registered: 06/24/10
Posts: 607
Loc: eagle mountain lake
I like to use a 7.1:1 because i am on my trolling motor going down the bank and i am driving at the bait so with a slower reel i have to reel alot faster to get the bait to move so i am not just taking up slack the faster u fish the faster the reel needs to be.
if it is brand u r asking about i use bass pro shop pro qualifiers a lot of bang for the buck.

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#12336180 - 07/12/17 03:15 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
Ian f Offline
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Registered: 11/05/15
Posts: 162
I use a 6.3:1, on 12-15 # mono or copoly.

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#12336282 - 07/12/17 04:23 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: SoCal Tom]
Barn Online   content
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Registered: 05/17/02
Posts: 2141
Loc: McKinney, TX
Originally Posted By: SoCal Tom
I like a low gear ratio reel for square bills as well as deep divers. I can burn with it if I need to. I use the Lews MB in the 5.6:1 gear ratio and I love it. Affordable too with a 139 price point. Here's a link.

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lews_Tournament_MB_Speed_Spool_Casting_Reel/descpage-MBS.html


This ^^ I like the 6.8:1 ratio too. I just ordered another last week.

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#12336443 - 07/12/17 06:23 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
FXfromTx Offline
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Registered: 11/01/16
Posts: 108
I personally didn't like the first lews I bought, but it was a cheaper reel($90). I let everybody talk me into a higher end Lews and spent 179 on a BB-1 Pro. Hated it just as much as the one half it's price. I carry mainly Shimano Citicas, Curados and Casitas. Plus a couple Quantum PT Energy's. I like the Casitas for fishing weightless or light weighted soft plastics, probably wouldn't use them specifically for a squarebill. You cannot go wrong with the Citica or Curado though in my opinion. Look on ebay for the best deal on a new one and you'll save 50 bucks or more compared to store prices. I prefer a 6.3:1 with sqaurebills and throw it on 12-15 lb test Fluorocarbon, occasionally even down to 8lb in the right situation.
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#12336544 - 07/12/17 07:25 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
Clint H. Offline
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Registered: 04/23/16
Posts: 134
Loc: N.E. Texas
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#12336581 - 07/12/17 07:51 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12751
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Get the Lews BB1 Pro in whatever gear ratio you like. Fantastic square bill reel.

I would NOT get a G series Shimano or the I series either.


Edited by ezbassin (07/12/17 07:51 PM)

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#12336590 - 07/12/17 07:54 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 7550
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I use a Lews Tourney Pro in 6:3:1 and 12lb. Mono.

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#12336775 - 07/12/17 09:46 PM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
Thad Rains Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/09/01
Posts: 2745
Loc: Lubbock, Texas.
I am an old Shimano guy, still using the 200 B series for all my cranking. I am using the original 200 at 6.3:1 and the 200B5 at 5.1:1 ratio. I am way different than all these guys, fishing my square bills on McCoys Mean Green 10-15# test for square bills. Mostly 12 #, but sometimes, if I am burning the bait back in and amongst brush, I go to the 15. Smaller diameter line lets it get deeper than using mono, so I am happy with that. If I were buying a reel for square bills, it would be a 6.3:1 or so reel, for spinnerbaits and square bills. But what do I KNOW, I have only been throwing square bills since 2000. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains
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#12337012 - 07/13/17 06:51 AM Re: Sguarebill reel [Re: Gregg R]
FlatBack4 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/29/16
Posts: 61
Loc: Fairview, TX
What color of squarebill will you be throwing? You might as well consider lure color when selecting a reel as well.

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