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Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? #13495250 03/31/20 04:03 AM
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The revo is 5.4:1 while the bb1 is 5.1:1. I own and like lews reels but want what’s best for this application.

Is low gear ratio basically all that matters or are there other factors to consider?


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Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495261 03/31/20 04:18 AM
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Potato, pahtahto. I like the 5.1:1 ratio better than the 5.4:1,but that has been what I have throne for over 25 years. I just like it. The reel equivilancy is pretty close (inches per reel handle turn. I like both brands, so pick your favorite. If you are loking t NOT wear your fore arm and shoulder, they should both do that.

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Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495297 03/31/20 05:40 AM
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I like this Lews. 5.1:1 and the extra wide spool for more line capacity. Great reel

https://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Lews_Super_Duty_Wide_Speed_Spool_Casting_Reel/descpage-WSDS.html


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Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495493 03/31/20 01:06 PM
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I have been using revo winches since the year they hit the market. I know they work so not going to change.

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495529 03/31/20 01:21 PM
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I have the BB1 and an impressed with it. It will sling a bait a mile (I have it on an 8-foot rod so that helps as well.)

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495598 03/31/20 02:03 PM
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Your choice is much easier if your a lefty. . .

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495603 03/31/20 02:07 PM
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Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495616 03/31/20 02:14 PM
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Been using a Diawa Tatula 150 5:5 for big cranks for a year now and it has been so much easier on the old joints.


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I have both, got the lews wide spool super duty in 6:1 and plan on getting 2 of the 5:1 soon for deep cranking and such. sdw2s should be the 5:1



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Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13495682 03/31/20 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by LittleGazoo
Your choice is much easier if your a lefty. . .


No doubt about that. Options are pretty limited. At one time lews made a left handed BB1 with a 5:1 ratio. I have one on my second deep crank setup. However, I catch way more fish on my main deep crank setup that has a BB1 with a 6:1 ratio. I much prefer the 6:1.

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I had both at one time. Much preferred the Revo over the BB1. I would go with a Super Duty Wide Spool over the BB1 if you want a Lews.

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I have both and like both, just different flavors. I think the Lews is a more durable product.

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13496138 03/31/20 06:33 PM
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I have both and I started buying the Lew's wide spool super duty for cranking.

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13496184 03/31/20 06:56 PM
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I have had better luck with Lews durability and have 8 or 9 of them, but could never get the brakes setup right on the BB1 I tried, ended up giving it to a friend. Like the Lews super dutys a lot. I have had one revo, broke, sent it to a reel repair guy, and it just broke again this weekend and threw it in the trash.

Re: Deep cranking: revo winch or lews bb1? [Re: texasAUtiger] #13496271 03/31/20 07:59 PM
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Lew's.

always Lew's.


"..The pleasantist angling is to see the fish
Cut with her golden oars the silver stream,
And greedily devour the treacherous bait.
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