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#12411408 - 09/02/17 12:59 PM best low gear bait casting reel?
wtf242 Offline
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Registered: 10/26/16
Posts: 116
Loc: Austin, TX
I'm wanting to build a nice deep cranking setup and I'm having issues finding a nice low gear reel. It seems everything these days is super high speed. The best I can find is a Shimano Calcutta Conquest, but I'm not sure I want to spend nearly $600 on a reel.

any suggestions?

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#12411446 - 09/02/17 01:36 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4200
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Lews super duty. It should be available in a slow enough gear for crankbaiting.
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#12411448 - 09/02/17 01:37 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
bigbass94 Offline
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Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3835
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Lew's BB1 (5.1:1) or Abu Garcia REVO Winch (5.4:1).
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#12411454 - 09/02/17 01:43 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 764
Loc: Rowlett, TX
REVO Winch
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#12411478 - 09/02/17 02:12 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
jackwabbit Offline
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Registered: 10/06/08
Posts: 216
Loc: Rowlett TX
I use an orra winch on 6-10xd works great

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#12411508 - 09/02/17 02:48 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
stringwise Offline
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Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 150
Revo Winch Gen 3 or Gen 4. I played around with others but once I bought my first winch I bought more to replace the others I had played around with. Great for 6-10XDs or any other cranking you want to do. Good luck!

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#12411545 - 09/02/17 03:16 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Lews BB-1 (5.1-1) is the best deep cranking reel in that gear ratio, in my opinion. This reel can cast a crank bait a super long way and it is easy to crank. I have three of them in a 5-1, a 6-1 for med. and shallow baits and a 7-1 for small wake baits and top water baits. Awesome reels for moving baits.

If you are wanting a heavy duty round reel the Daiwa Luna 203 or 253 are good ones. I have both but I use them for large swim baits. They are all metal so they are quite a bit heavier than the BB-1.


Edited by ezbassin (09/02/17 03:21 PM)

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#12411567 - 09/02/17 03:40 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Online   content
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Registered: 10/05/10
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I have the revo winch and honestly I prefer my orra winch over it. Had thought about ordering the revo x in the low gear just haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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#12411578 - 09/02/17 03:56 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
Posts: 404
Loc: Crowley
Plus 1 on the Revo Winch.. very smooth reel and handles deep divers really well.

BD

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#12411586 - 09/02/17 04:09 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
Champion 221 Elite Offline
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Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 740
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
For really slow gear ratio,find a Shimano Curado 200B38 3.8:1 Gear Ratio or for a little faster Curado 200B5 5.1:1 Gear Ratio.These are the older green Curado.Usually find them on Ebay.They are very dependable and basically bullet proof.
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#12411589 - 09/02/17 04:13 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: jackwabbit]
goodman1389 Online   content
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 286
Loc: Mansfield,TX
Originally Posted By: jackwabbit
I use an orra winch on 6-10xd works great


I use the Orra Winch too and I really like it

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#12411616 - 09/02/17 04:39 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
SAKS Offline
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Registered: 07/23/14
Posts: 816
I have Orra Winch and BB1. Prefer the Orra for cranking. It fits my hand better. I wouldn't stress to much over reel speed. You can always slow your retrieve down. Just get a reel that holds more line.

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#12411674 - 09/02/17 06:09 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
dk2429 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 193
Loc: Pearland, TX
I'd see probably Revo Winch as my first choice. Even a Lews Super Duty or BB1.

Also check out the Concept A and Concept C from 13 Fishing
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#12411706 - 09/02/17 06:57 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: wtf242]
lconn4 Online   content
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Registered: 12/02/12
Posts: 6881
Loc: Cherokee County
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#12411778 - 09/02/17 07:51 PM Re: best low gear bait casting reel? [Re: goodman1389]
Big Swimbait Offline
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Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 530
Loc: Irving
Originally Posted By: goodman1389
Originally Posted By: jackwabbit
I use an orra winch on 6-10xd works great


I use the Orra Winch too and I really like it


Agree with the Orra Winch. Specs are almost identical to the Revo version.
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