Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Lunker

Understanding gear ratios

Recommended Posts

I've always been a spinning reel guy myself, but am now understanding the usefullness of baitcasters under certain situations. One thing I don't understand is gear ratios. Anyone want to give me a summary of what they mean and how to use them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gear ratios have to do with the amount of line retrieved for every turn of the handle. Faster gear ratios retrieve more line but have less power.

You could say that having a very fast gear ratio is a little like having a very fast car with less towing capacity. If you aren't reeling baits with a lot of drag or fishing for larger species it generally won't matter.

Musky guys or guys fishing with baits that have a lot of resistance usually like a little more torque and will sacrifice some gear ratio speed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest   
Guest

A 5:1 gear ratio would mean that the spool (on a baitcaster) or the line roller (on a spinning reel) would rotate 5 revolutions to every 1 revolution of the crank. Like 92Python said, the higher ratio will result in a faster retrieve but require more power/torque from your cranking hand - think of it like the gears on a bicycle. Also keep in mind that even if two reels have the same gear ratio, the one with the larger diameter spool will have a faster retrieve (more line gets spooled up per revolution). Probably more info than you needed though!?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this