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Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z #12606789
02/02/18 02:11 PM
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Looking for some insight, I bought a BB1Z 5.1:1. I know it is probably not ideal for the situation, but could I get away with throwing squarebills with this reel? Thanks for the input

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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12606918
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Sure, it's a great reel. The gear ratio might be a little lower than I would typically use for squarebill, but not a big deal. Plus, you could use it for deep cranks too.

Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12606958
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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12606964
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Little low for squarebills but it won't make that much of a difference, if any. It would be great for deep cranks!


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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12607926
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Originally Posted By: Dosser
Looking for some insight, I bought a BB1Z 5.1:1. I know it is probably not ideal for the situation, but could I get away with throwing squarebills with this reel? Thanks for the input


I prefer a high speed reel for squarebills, you are fishing mostly for a reaction bite.


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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12608285
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I use same reel from cranking. Love it

I don't think the fish care haha


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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12608325
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It is designed more for the big boys, but it will work for shallow runners, too. Just crank a little faster than normal and you should be fine, heck crank the normal speed and you should be fine, too. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

Thad Rains


Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Re: Cranking with a Lew's BB1Z [Re: Dosser] #12608329
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Great reel for deep cranking


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