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Crankbait reel #13525101 04/19/20 05:23 PM
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Any ideas on what company makes a baitcaster in a 3:8:1 or there abouts, ratio? Dan

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Re: Crankbait reel [Re: danwill12] #13525241 04/19/20 07:03 PM
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Abu Garcia made 3:8 to 1 round reel. Daiwa made one in a low profile but both will have to be found on eBay.
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Shimano made one in the old green B series. Not sure that anyone is making anything slower than 5:1.

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Thanks for the replies, I will now start my hunt. Dan

Re: Crankbait reel [Re: danwill12] #13525428 04/19/20 09:52 PM
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Round reels almost always have a lower gear ratio because there isn't as much room as on the reels with an enlarged gear housing. Is your goal the torque of the very low gear, or are you trying to slow down that much? If slowing down is the ultimate goat, you can get slower from smaller size reels - in other words go for 100 size, not 200 size. I've got 5.1:1 that's down at 22 inch per turn, and that's at the end of the cast, not when the spool is smaller from line out.

...this thread reminds me.... A couple years ago someone asked this question and one of the replies pointed them to 8:1 reels as optimum for crankbaits! I never was able to get the guy recommending that to understand he had it backwards. roflmao

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Bass Pro used to make a Pro Qualifier in a 4.7:1 ratio called a "power cranker". Might can find it on ebay? Otherwise I think 5.1:1 is the lowest I've seen and that is the older Shimano Curado dark green reel.

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I bought several Shimanol 3.8:1s but did not like them. I use the old greenie e5.1:1 reels. MOF, I have 12 of them left, old greenies. Hope this helps. Tight lies, keep safe and good luck. 3>8:1 was just TOO SLOW for me.

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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Round reels almost always have a lower gear ratio because there isn't as much room as on the reels with an enlarged gear housing. Is your goal the torque of the very low gear, or are you trying to slow down that much? If slowing down is the ultimate goat, you can get slower from smaller size reels - in other words go for 100 size, not 200 size. I've got 5.1:1 that's down at 22 inch per turn, and that's at the end of the cast, not when the spool is smaller from line out.

...this thread reminds me.... A couple years ago someone asked this question and one of the replies pointed them to 8:1 reels as optimum for crankbaits! I never was able to get the guy recommending that to understand he had it backwards. roflmao

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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Round reels almost always have a lower gear ratio because there isn't as much room as on the reels with an enlarged gear housing. Is your goal the torque of the very low gear, or are you trying to slow down that much? If slowing down is the ultimate goat, you can get slower from smaller size reels - in other words go for 100 size, not 200 size. I've got 5.1:1 that's down at 22 inch per turn, and that's at the end of the cast, not when the spool is smaller from line out.

...this thread reminds me.... A couple years ago someone asked this question and one of the replies pointed them to 8:1 reels as optimum for crankbaits! I never was able to get the guy recommending that to understand he had it backwards. roflmao

3:8.to 1 abu is 18 inches per turn it is slow but it will crank a dd22 with no effort .
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I have a Steez CC that is 5 something. I ordered from Japan. Just tried to look it up but site is under maintenance.

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Shimano Bantam MGL PG in the 5 5:1 Gear Ratio https://www.ebay.com/itm/133042854240

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I bought one of those 3.8:1 gear reels way back in the day. I think I made 3 casts with it before I put it down for the day and returned it the next lol. I don't know how anybody could use a reel that slow. 5.0:1 is the absolute slowest reel I would use for cranking, and I just sold my last 5 gear. 6 gear and up for me now.


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