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    Help with reel ratio.. #1428 09/04/08 12:47 PM
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    When using a TX rig should I use a 5:1 or 6.2:1 or faster, for
    working it threw grass and structure?

    Thanks
    RED

    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: RedSkeeter] #1430 09/04/08 03:03 PM
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    OLE RED, depends if you want to make a lot of cast and get the bait back faster use a higher reel speed.

    I use a pretty high reel speed ALL I do is throw soft plastics. I have gotten used to throwing and working the lures that way.

    Really just try diff types and get what feels right to you.

    Casey



    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: mrbass24] #1435 09/05/08 08:03 AM
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    I like the lower gear ratio for power, to horse the fish out of the heavy cover or mats. The speed of the high gears are nice for catching up to a fish running at me though.. Dang'd if don't and dang'd if I do.

    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: RedSkeeter] #1440 09/05/08 11:52 AM
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    Yeah, what reels do you use??

    Revo STX here.

    Casey



    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: mrbass24] #1454 09/08/08 06:55 AM
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    All Shimano.** Core,50mg,CU200,CU100. Mostly Loomis rods, but I use Kistler too.

    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: RedSkeeter] #1459 09/10/08 08:45 AM
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    Mostly Flacon, with a few Dobyn's mixed in.

    Which for what tactic, Skeeter?



    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: mrbass24] #1476 09/16/08 12:54 PM
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    LOOMIS
    6- DSR820 & 822, primary application: dropshot.
    2- BCR874 7'3" GLX, C-rig and pitching/frog some too.
    2- BCR875 Mossyback, 7'3" - fishing pads/punching grass.
    Kistler
    2- Helium LTA 6'9" Med-Light- Shakey head.
    2- Helium 2 LTX 6' 9" Medium- spinner bait small cranks/Txrig.
    1- Helium 2 LTX 7' Heavy Fast-Frog only. (Mine Only)

    Be it known, my wife is my tournament partner. She has to have what ever I fish with too. OUCH $$$.

    As you can see I'm not a big crank bait guy, that's a weakness I must conquer. I'd just about bet more money is won on CB's than
    any other bait to date...

    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: RedSkeeter] #1477 09/16/08 09:22 PM
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    Originally Posted by RedSkeeter
    LOOMIS
    6- DSR820 & 822, primary application: dropshot.
    2- BCR874 7'3" GLX, C-rig and pitching/frog some too.
    2- BCR875 Mossyback, 7'3" - fishing pads/punching grass.
    Kistler
    2- Helium LTA 6'9" Med-Light- Shakey head.
    2- Helium 2 LTX 6' 9" Medium- spinner bait small cranks/Txrig.
    1- Helium 2 LTX 7' Heavy Fast-Frog only. (Mine Only)

    Be it known, my wife is my tournament partner. She has to have what ever I fish with too. OUCH $$$.

    As you can see I'm not a big crank bait guy, that's a weakness I must conquer. I'd just about bet more money is won on CB's than
    any other bait to date...


    CRANK BAITS crazy

    I'm with you, I feel better about my chances with any soft plastic out there.

    I do throw a CB sometimes

    I use a 1 oz weight on heavy line and a DD22 tied on. Gets down to the 30-50 foot mark.

    It gives deeper fish something might have never seen.

    SHHHHHHHHH, I love doing that on FORK,,,,LOL

    Casey



    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: mrbass24] #1562 10/24/08 08:41 AM
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    Originally Posted by mrbass24
    Yeah, what reels do you use??

    Revo STX here.

    Casey


    Revo man too hugh?

    You can't beat a Revo in my opinion, and with the Winch being out now, they finally have a full line of ratio's out...


    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: poorboy] #1622 10/28/08 09:39 AM
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    My personal favorite for Deep divers is the Lew's Speed Spool in the model BB1NG. It's got the 4.8:1 retrieve ratio and that's just about perfect for comfortable cranking on the DD-22s and similar baits. There is also a high speed version at 6.3:1 that's great for the lipless cranks and flatsided baits like the Stealth Shad (Persuader Lures, Tallahassee, FL)in the shallower versions like the 100 or 200 series, or the Bandit Flat Maxx series.
    A lot of guys prefer the softer action of Glass rods, I would rather use the graphite or composite (glass/graphite). Personally, I like a medium action with a soft tip for cranking and for casting crankbaits. The graphite comes into itself once the rod gets "loaded" but they are soft enough to not pull out of the fishes mouth on the immediate pickup.

    Since moving to Georgia, my crankbaiting has increased dramatically. Having come from Redskeeter's and MrBass's part of the world the type of "cover" they have. It is easy to understand why Billy likes soft plastics instead of cranks.

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    Re: Help with reel ratio.. [Re: RedSkeeter] #1634 11/05/08 09:19 AM
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    I tend to use high-speed reels, yet I typically fish slower than anyone I know. I like the high speed because it is easier to fish a high speed reel slowly than to use one with a lower ratio faster. It's really all personal preference, though.




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