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6.3 gears ok for deep cranking? #13829761 01/03/21 01:10 AM
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I have this combo:

Daiwa Tatula CT 6.3, Daiwa Tatula 7’ glass cranking M

Anyone use a 6.3 for deep cranking (12’-20’)?
Trying to decide if I should trade sell this reel and get a 5 gear.

I’ve only used this rod for shallow stuff so far but bought some deep cranks today.

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Re: 6.3 gears ok for deep cranking? [Re: wh2004] #13829831 01/03/21 01:46 AM
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It will work just fine

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I use a Daiwa Tatula SV TW in 6.3:1 for XD6+ on a Dobyns Rods Champion XP DC 805CB Glass rod. cheers


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It would work fine but a 5:1 ratio would be easier to reel and have more fighting power. But, the 6:3 is such a versatile reel for other baits, too. The 5:1 is a deep crank reel only. I very rarely deep crank so it wouldn’t pay for me to have a 5:1 reel. I used to have one but sold it and bought more 6:3:1 setups.


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Awesome. Thanks y’all.

With this particular rod, would y’all ever use this combo for anything other than cranking? Like jerk baits?

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I personally would prefer a 5.x for deep cranking. 5XD, 6XD & bigger.

Partly what I'm used to, and partly, I think the slower gears help.

That said, you see a lot pro's throwing 6.x and even 7.x for big cranks.

That is a perfectly fine outfit if the 6.x works for you.

You could use that outfit for almost any movement bait, jerks, chatter baits, topwater, lipless, spinner bait. Just a good rig. I love to throw chatter baits on a glass rod.

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I remember back when 5.1 was considered high speed...I'm getting old!

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The 7’ Medium Glass rod is going to be like a spaghetti noodle when throwing larger cranks.

I used a 6.3:1 for all cranking but once I threw a buddies winch I was blown away. All the sudden it takes zero effort to throw the deepest of cranks.



However, I rarely get into situations and have never caught a deep Crankbait bass. If you have a fast Abu Revo Is trade a Winch so you can get the full cranking experience.

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No Revos here. Sorry.
How much do you want for your winch?

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too fast for me

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I've used both for deep cranking and catch way more on the 6:1 vs the 5:1. I will even use a 7:1 on occasion.

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It'll work just fine, but a 5:1 will work more efficiently... Dan


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I recently sold my last 5.1:1 gear ratio reel that I held onto for 8XD-10XD's and switched to a 6.2:1 for them. After you retie a dozen or two times you end up cutting enough line off your spool that it gears down a little bit and works well for me. I'll use a 7 gear on cranks down to about a 6XD/DD22 mainly if I'm cranking shallower water and banging the bottom with the bait.


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Originally Posted by toddfish
I remember back when 5.1 was considered high speed...I'm getting old!


Amen

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Originally Posted by DBGSIG
Originally Posted by toddfish
I remember back when 5.1 was considered high speed...I'm getting old!


Amen


Back in the day when a lot of reels were 5.1:1 to 6.1:1 there was only one reel that was 7.1:1 IIRC. hmmm

Man that thing was considered smokin' and there were not many people who wanted anything that fast! bolt


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