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Low Ratio Casting Reel #13087248 03/09/19 09:01 PM
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Who makes a low ration casting reel today? All I can find are 7:1 to 10:1. I am looking for a 3.8:1 up to a 5:1. Want something to throw big deep diving cranks. Thanks

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13087277 03/09/19 09:43 PM
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All the big names make some with ratios in the low 5's

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13087349 03/09/19 11:23 PM
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Would you be more specific? I can't find them, especially in my favorite brand, Shimano. Thanks

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13087518 03/10/19 02:39 AM
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Abu Garcia, Revo Winch is 5.1 to 1...and Lews BB1 Speed Spool has a 5.1 to1...

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13087554 03/10/19 03:25 AM
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13 Fishing Concept lineup has 5.3

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13088934 03/11/19 08:13 PM
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Thanks, Guys. will take a look at them.

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Bass Pro Pro Qualifiers 2 are available in the ratios you are looking for.

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13092439 03/14/19 06:39 PM
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Shimano Curado has a 5/1.

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Old school Lew's BB1N was one of the best crank bait reels ever made. 4.9 ratio and casts a mile with almost no backlash. The earliest models were made by Shimano, and later by Ryobi. Quality is the same. You can find a clean one on Evil-Bay for less than $100. I think the U spool casts better than the V spool. Replace the original spool bearing with a ceramic bearing and you'll really be impressed.

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Originally Posted by big red dog
Old school Lew's BB1N was one of the best crank bait reels ever made. 4.9 ratio and casts a mile with almost no backlash. The earliest models were made by Shimano, and later by Ryobi. Quality is the same. You can find a clean one on Evil-Bay for less than $100. I think the U spool casts better than the V spool. Replace the original spool bearing with a ceramic bearing and you'll really be impressed.



+1 That's what I have for fishing 10XD's and it works great!

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13102620 03/25/19 06:47 PM
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Lews has a 5.4.1

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13102680 03/25/19 08:14 PM
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the shimano E5, abu garica winch, and lews MB in 5 gear are all about as good as money can buy when it comes to cranking reels


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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13104217 03/26/19 11:48 PM
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Old School BB1, Daiwa TD-Z 100M, Shimano 200B5 or B38 for some older, reliable reels that won't break the bank in low ratios. Also the original BPS Pro Qualifier came in 4.7:1 as well.

Newer reels several offer 5.x ratios - Diawa Tatula, (Zillion and Steez from JDM Market as well), Shimano, Abu Winch, etc.

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I throw a tatula 100p for the 10xd.

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I use Revo Winch and also Lew's Super Duty 5.4:1 wide spool. Both are really good. Revo is a little more comfortable for me.

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