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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13156334 05/16/19 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
Would you be more specific? I can't find them, especially in my favorite brand, Shimano. Thanks


You're kidding right?

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13158479 05/18/19 03:17 PM
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This post got me to thinking back on the old ABU Garcia 5000 reels. A bit off topic.

How did we fish with something that only had a 3.8:1 gear ratio ? Most reels today are about twice that.
Or maybe that is why they worked, we fished s-l-o-w-e-r and the fish had time to get the lure without buzzing it by.

https://fishgame.com/2018/11/the-red-reel/

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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: TxDanFishMan] #13158976 05/18/19 11:19 PM
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Originally Posted by TxDanFishMan
This post got me to thinking back on the old ABU Garcia 5000 reels. A bit off topic.

How did we fish with something that only had a 3.8:1 gear ratio ? Most reels today are about twice that.
Or maybe that is why they worked, we fished s-l-o-w-e-r and the fish had time to get the lure without buzzing it by.

https://fishgame.com/2018/11/the-red-reel/

hmmm thumb true!


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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13165058 05/24/19 08:09 AM
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Shimano Transx 300A is 5.8:1


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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13165404 05/24/19 03:43 PM
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Piscifun 5:3 6:3 7:6 for the money you can’t beat them....

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: TxDanFishMan] #13181973 06/11/19 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TxDanFishMan
This post got me to thinking back on the old ABU Garcia 5000 reels. A bit off topic.

How did we fish with something that only had a 3.8:1 gear ratio ? Most reels today are about twice that.
Or maybe that is why they worked, we fished s-l-o-w-e-r and the fish had time to get the lure without buzzing it by.

https://fishgame.com/2018/11/the-red-reel/



I never used anything as old as you linked, but I used to hammer fish on a spinner bait.... The last few years after learning all this cool stuff and upgrading to all high end gear, I havent caught fish on a spinner bait in forever.. I got to thinking its the speed, I used to always use a spinning rod for my spinner bait so I could cast it a mile. I switched to a 5.3 crazy cranker daiwa for my spinner bait and started catching them again..

Now that I have a live scope I see why, with a 6.3 ratio reel I cant hardly go slow enough to keep a spinner bait down.


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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13185213 06/14/19 04:37 AM
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I tried the Curado 3.8:1 reel and thought it was too slow for my CBs. I prefer a 5.0 or 5.1:1 gear ratio. I converted the 3.8 to a 5 gear ratio and never looked back. Just switching a set of gears and cleaning is all it takes, with the schematic, or course. LOL. I fish mostly Curados and nearly all of mine, except the Super Frees are 5.1:1 ratio, or 5.0:1 ratio, can't remember which it is. If you NEED power over speed, the 3.8: would be the one to go with, but if you are looking for a little speed AND power, the 5 gear ratio might be better. Dunno, to each his own. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: Thad Rains] #13186355 06/15/19 04:04 AM
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Got 3 older abu 3.8:1 4600’s they were great pulled big cranks with ease. Bps pro qualifier used to make a 4.7 ratio.

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13186863 06/15/19 09:57 PM
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I don’t know how we ever survived with these reels that were so slow. My old Ambassadeur says “High Speed” on the frame and it is a 5.3:1 reel. Some of my favorites over the years have been...
Daiwa TDZ 100m (still have it)
Shimano Curado’s 200 in 5:1
Daiwa Lexa 100p 4.9:1 ( casts bombs )
Abu Revo Winch ( love the drag)
Abu Garcia Orra
All these reels are great with crankbaits, but I love these reels when using spinnerbaits.





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Originally Posted by "Old School"
I don’t know how we ever survived with these reels that were so slow. My old Ambassadeur says “High Speed” on the frame and it is a 5.3:1 reel. Some of my favorites over the years have been...
Daiwa TDZ 100m (still have it)
Shimano Curado’s 200 in 5:1
Daiwa Lexa 100p 4.9:1 ( casts bombs )
Abu Revo Winch ( love the drag)
Abu Garcia Orra
All these reels are great with crankbaits, but I love these reels when using spinnerbaits.





Old school ? I have a bunch of abu round reels that say high speed 4.7 to 1.

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13211813 07/11/19 07:44 PM
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13 Fishing Concept reels make a 5.3
Lews makes a 5.4 I believe.
Shimano....? Why?


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Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: DLALLDER] #13220685 07/21/19 12:52 AM
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I have 2 new Lew’s BB1 reels for sale. Gear ratio is 5.1:1. My post is in this section.

Re: Low Ratio Casting Reel [Re: duffer] #13247924 08/14/19 09:24 PM
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Lew's -

BB1 5.1:1 21 inches-per-turn This is the key info to look at- Lew's has several that will be from 21" to 23" per turn.

The width, depth, etc of the spool may make the reel spec a different gear ratio for a certain reel- like 5.1:1, or 5.4:1, etc

So always look at IPT

Thanks.

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