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4.9:1

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4.9:1 anybody use this low of a gear ratio for cranks ?

Or should i go alittle faster?

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Hiya -

Depends on your personal preference, 100%.

I still use some Lews reels for cranking that are low speed. I will even use an old Curado 3.8:1 once in a while. For me, it's easier to crank faster when I need to than slower, plus I like the ease of cranking a low speed reel with deep diving baits, so for me, it works.

I think with the high efficiency gearing available in current reels, the difference in effort is less between a high and low speed reel than it used to be, but for me, I still prefer lower speeds for cranking. It's what I'm used to. Old dog, etc., etc...

Cheers,

Rob Kimm

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I don't think so, I've tried the 3.8:1 and thought that was too slow, couldn't keep up with the fish at times but what really matters is the final output in inch per handle turn for speed and the length of the handle/output/efficiency for the force that it takes to turn the handle.

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thanks guys i think ill give it a shot i got a few other casting reels i can use if it does not work!

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For DT22's and deep cranks a 4.9 will work good, but for shallow stuff it'll wear your arm out.

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