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Lew's tournament mg #9854823 03/26/14 02:28 AM
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So, I have never used a low gear ratio reel for deep cranking, but after years of hearing about the benefits of doing so, I broke down and ordered a lew's tournament mg speed spool with the extended handle and the 5:4to1 gear ratio. What do ya'll think of these reels and how has your experience been with them? Do you have any advise for going to a slower retrieve as I am sure it will take a while to get used to it? Are there any user tips about this particular reel that I should keep in mind? I know I could have gone with a higher end reel, but I got a good deal, it got really good reviews and I did not want to be out too much cash if I find that I am unable to adjust to the slower gear ratio.

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Re: Lew's tournament mg [Re: Timbass] #9854864 03/26/14 02:41 AM
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The MG is a great reel I don't use it for cranking I use the BB1 but have quit a few MG's you will like it.Far as the ratio I don't see were you will have a problem just chunk it and reel it.

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I have a couple of Speed Spools which are the next step down. Paired up the the right rod they work well. I don't really have to slow my retrieve down since the gear ratio does it for me. Mine worked out of the box pretty well with just a few adjustments and no backlashes.


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Re: Lew's tournament mg [Re: Timbass] #9854987 03/26/14 03:21 AM
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LOVE EM. hard to beat for the money. Ive got a few of em. Lews reels period are fantastic.

Re: Lew's tournament mg [Re: andyr21] #9855003 03/26/14 03:27 AM
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Sounds like I should be pretty satisfied with my choice. Thanks for the feedback folks.

Re: Lew's tournament mg [Re: Timbass] #9855205 03/26/14 07:34 AM
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I got one of the 5:4:1 Lew's Tourney pro series when Tackle Warehouse had them on sale and it has worked well for deep cranking.

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