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Speed or Power #12762845
05/20/18 10:48 PM
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What ratio reel Is best when fishing the matted hydrilla(the good stuff on Rayburn and Toledo) Low for winching or high for getting em out quick?

Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12762872
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Get em out quick

Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12762907
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Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
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High speed.....if you need more power, work out.


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Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12763067
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Straight outa Johnson county.....
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Straight outa Johnson county.....
Speed no question


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Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12763172
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Seems like some cant read. The OP is asking for a specific ratio...OK were keeping it dumbed down to a high low answer. More of the same

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Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12763187
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I think that all of us can read. Maybe you want to go reread it, he didn't ask for a specific ratio, he asked what ratio, high or low.

High speed for getting them out. Low is beneficial when you are doing the same repeated action over and over like deep diving crank bait. Your rod and line is going to allow you to horse the ones that get heavy out.

Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12763354
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Originally Posted By: Unc
What ratio reel Is best when fishing the matted hydrilla(the good stuff on Rayburn and Toledo) Low for winching or high for getting em out quick?


I like a fairly fast reel for all worm & jig techniques. 7:1 for me

Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12763988
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Go with Lew's 8:1


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Re: Speed or Power [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12764021
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
High speed.....if you need more power, work out.




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We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Speed or Power [Re: J-Y-D] #12764050
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You’ll want a 7.1:1 or faster reel. “Winching” power or slower gear ratio reels are only beneficial for cranking, in particular the bigger deeper diving cb’s, they’ll save u some strain.

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Speed. Use the rod for power.

Re: Speed or Power [Re: NickHasty] #12766248
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Originally Posted By: NickHasty
You’ll want a 7.1:1 or faster reel. “Winching” power or slower gear ratio reels are only beneficial for cranking, in particular the bigger deeper diving cb’s, they’ll save u some strain.


This^^


When you're fishing Hydrilla, typically you're not casting that far so the "winching" will be done with the rod and you'll want to pick up slack really fast with the high gear ratio. I opt for an 8.5:1


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