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Old 03-25-12, 11:49 AM   #1
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Just curious, does anyone here use a 7.1 gear ratio for spinnerbaits. I know they are primarily for plastics, jigs, and other bottom contact baits.
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Old 03-25-12, 12:40 PM   #2
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i don't. i use a 6:2.1 or 5:2.1. the 7:2.1 is really too fast in my opion.
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Old 03-25-12, 01:21 PM   #3
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I prefer a 6.3:1 but a faster reel would work, especially if you like burning a spinnerbait above grass. The 6.3:1 is a better all around ratio, but if it's early spring any you'll be burning a spinnerbait the better part of the day, the 7.1:1 would be less tiring.
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I like a reel with a gr in the 6's for spinnerbaits. I feel like it's fast enough and it has a little more torque so it doesn't take as much effort to retrieve as a 7.
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Old 03-25-12, 07:48 PM   #5
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I do, I need to get them fish out of the tulie's fast. Can always slow it down.
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I'm using a 6.4:1 reel for my spinnerbait needs. A lower ratio works very well too. But I thing somewhere between 6.0:1 and 6.4:1 is about right.
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I use a Shimano E7 for spinnerbaits. I still catch fish with it....
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E7 High ratios (W/ IPT Inches per turn to match) on burning the top, E5s on the bottom, and everything else between.
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