With Xmas right around the corner (I know, jeeze - we just put the Halloween decorations away!) I know what I'm putting on MY list... question is; which one?
Chances are I'm going to build another casting rod real soon and will likely go with a 7' Medium power, and may delve into the world of cranking. Still bank-bound so I don't reckon I'll be using any real deep divers, but I'd also like to be able to do other techniques with this next rod.
This new rod's gonna need a new reel - I want to try one of the new Shimanos this time and am looking at the Chronarch MGL and Metanium MGL. Price-wise, the one buying my gifts this year (read: my wife) would most likely lean toward the Chronarch but I'm still gonna ask the question: Which one, and why?
Also, what gear ratio should I be looking at? My new Tat on my 7' H/F is a 7.3. If I would be using the new setup for cranking, among other things, should I be looking at the 8.1 speed in the Shimano?