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Author Topic: 8:1 gear ratio  (Read 621 times)

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8:1 gear ratio
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:21:00 AM »

Looking at a new reel. What techniques do you prefer a 8:1 ratio over a 7:1.

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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2017, 10:32:02 AM »

Looking at a new reel. What techniques do you prefer a 8:1 ratio over a 7:1.

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I use an 8:1 for frogs and jigs

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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2017, 12:21:07 PM »

Frog, Pitch, Punch  ;D
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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2017, 12:24:21 PM »

Frogging for me.  ;D
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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2017, 04:56:13 PM »

Just recently put an 8.0:1 on my frog rod.  I think it makes a pretty big difference as far as working the bait and getting fish out of the slop.
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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2017, 05:07:40 PM »

Just bought an 8:1 to try.  Probably start it on a jig rod and move it to frogs if I don't like it

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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2017, 05:20:17 PM »

I have one but I have a 7.5:1 and other 7.1:1 reels that pull frog duty just fine for me. I can say I like it but just not a must have gear for me.
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Re: 8:1 gear ratio
« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2017, 06:40:25 AM »

I can see using it for many shallow water techniques where you work a bait for a few feet then retrieve it to make another cast, less time in poor water -more time in productive water, more casts per day.
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