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Author Topic: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight  (Read 717 times)

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Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:06:10 AM »

Looking to replace Curado 5:5 reel. It was 7.3 ounces so I am looking for lighter option, anyone know of a liegtweight low gear ratio reel that throws for distance?  I use it for low to medium depth crankbaits.

Lost rod/reel in lake is reason I need new one ~b~
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 08:10:54 AM »

Whats your budget?
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2017, 09:26:15 AM »

Higher end, I just got a Shimano Metanium MGL Casting Reel I love but it doesn't come in lower power ratios. Prefer real low.

I have a rod on order from Lee smith and since losing this I may ask him if he can double my oder when its my turn or go with Dobyns.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2017, 09:33:02 AM »

Dang sorry you lost your set up to the Lake Gods and be sure to post some pictures of your new LSCR or two of them when you get them.  ;D
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2017, 10:04:56 AM »

Daiwa Tatula CT comes in a low ration in RH. Otherwise, my only other suggestion would be a Shimano Conquest100
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2017, 10:09:58 AM »

Those Shimano Conquests are nice!!!
Sorry you lost your setup.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2017, 10:15:02 AM »

The Shimano Antares is 5.5:1 but at 7.9 ounces heavy. The only Conquest I located was round? I never fished or seen a reel like this?  Is it more spinning or baitcaster reel, I want it for baitcaster rod.

The Diawa CT is heavy and at 5.5:1 gear ratio also.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2017, 10:35:04 AM »

Lew's or a Quantum?
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2017, 10:41:01 AM »

Lew's or a Quantum?
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I was looking at the Lew’s® BB1 Pro Speed Spool when you wrote this.  How is this for casting?

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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2017, 12:09:20 PM »

The Shimano Antares is 5.5:1 but at 7.9 ounces heavy. The only Conquest I located was round? I never fished or seen a reel like this?  Is it more spinning or baitcaster reel, I want it for baitcaster rod.

The Diawa CT is heavy and at 5.5:1 gear ratio also.

The Conquests are casting reels. They are round reels, but it is the same principle as a regular baitcaster. They offer a bit more line capacity and drag compared to a similar size baitcaster.

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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2017, 02:23:29 PM »

For cranks I'd look for an older reel that you can get a good deal on- a TD-Z would be a good option- they're made of magnesium and are super light. Older reels are more widely available in low gear ratios.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2017, 02:47:15 PM »

I was looking at the Lew’s® BB1 Pro Speed Spool when you wrote this.  How is this for casting?

I really like my Lews BB-1.  I too was thinking the BB1 pro would be a good choice.  Now selling most places for $199.  they cast great even though they are not high end but certainly a cut above.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 10:32:44 AM »

For cranks I'd look for an older reel that you can get a good deal on- a TD-Z would be a good option- they're made of magnesium and are super light. Older reels are more widely available in low gear ratios.

Thanks Mike, I found a Daiwa TDZ 103P, 5.1:1 6.2 oz used reel on ebay for $179 in reportably exc. condition.  This was good suggestion because none of the newer reels have me the low ratio and weight I was looking for except for Lews BB1 Pro at $199.00, I have several Lews Team Lites and no Daiwa's so I figured I'll try a Diawa.

Also ordered a Dobyns 764 CB RM to pair it with.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 02:59:28 PM »

Thanks Mike, I found a Daiwa TDZ 103P, 5.1:1 6.2 oz used reel on ebay for $179 in reportably exc. condition.  This was good suggestion because none of the newer reels have me the low ratio and weight I was looking for except for Lews BB1 Pro at $199.00, I have several Lews Team Lites and no Daiwa's so I figured I'll try a Diawa.

Also ordered a Dobyns 764 CB RM to pair it with.

That will be a killer combo. Glad to be of help! I own two TD-Zs and they are incredible reels.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2017, 08:09:01 AM »

Best choice for lightweight cranking is the Shimano Style. Unfortunately it's only available directly from Japan and they run around $400. I've got two of them. It's essentially an Aldebaran regeared and tricked out for cranking. 102mm handle, oversized knobs, clicking drag, and it will throw everything from a #7 Shad Rap to a DD22.





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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2017, 08:22:05 AM »

Duh, TDZ.  lo Here I was sticking to a new reel. Very top notch choice. Many spools that can fit into that little bugger.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2017, 11:50:50 AM »

I love my Lew's Toernament Lite 5.7 Oz
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2017, 04:23:50 PM »

I love my Lew's Toernament Lite 5.7 Oz

Agreed, I love my Lews but not low enough gear ratio.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2017, 04:28:36 PM »

Best choice for lightweight cranking is the Shimano Style. Unfortunately it's only available directly from Japan and they run around $400. I've got two of them. It's essentially an Aldebaran regeared and tricked out for cranking. 102mm handle, oversized knobs, clicking drag, and it will throw everything from a #7 Shad Rap to a DD22.


Did not know this was option, I did look at Aldebaran but gear ratio was too high. Maybe if I need another I will take a closer look.....
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2017, 08:47:13 PM »

Thanks Mike, I found a Daiwa TDZ 103P, 5.1:1 6.2 oz used reel on ebay for $179 in reportably exc. condition.  This was good suggestion because none of the newer reels have me the low ratio and weight I was looking for except for Lews BB1 Pro at $199.00, I have several Lews Team Lites and no Daiwa's so I figured I'll try a Diawa.

Also ordered a Dobyns 764 CB RM to pair it with.

Received both rod and reel. Reel was bought used on ebay and quite frankly it looks new, with box and all inserts including tube oil in all new condition. Lined it with 12lb Mono SpiderWire.

Also received the Dobyns 764 CB RM and gotta tell ya', what a rod. Paired up they make killer combo, next weekend will get out for good test on lake. Testing it out in shallow local pond has been a success so far. 5.1:1 keeps bait in zone and rod pins fish nicely. The distance in the rod/reel combo is insane.
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Re: Need crankbait reel - low gear ratio & lightweight
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2017, 06:58:36 PM »

Not "high end" but check out the Abu Garcia Orra Winch. 5.4:1 and has an IPT of 22.I believe you can get them for like 80.00 brand new.They are a workhorse,smooth caster,and it BOMBS.Its the cheapest caster in my arsenal,but one of my favorites.
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