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  • What is the highest gear ratio for any reel?

  • The typical gear ratios for all fishing reels can be split into a few categories: Low Gear Ratio – 4.0:1 to 6.0:1 Medium Gear Ratio – 6.0:1 to 8.0:1 High Gear Ratio – 8.0:1 to 10.0:1

  • What is the best gear ratio?

  • A slow reel is the ideal choice for most crankbaiting. A reel with about a 5:1 gear ratio is going to help you get your baits to their maximum depth and also give you superior feel, so you know exactly what’s going on with your lure. My favorite cranking reel is the new Lew’s BB1.

  • What gear ratio is considered high?

  • High Ratio. High ratio gears are the opposite; the pinion has more teeth than the ring gear. So if the ring gear has five teeth while the pinion has 10, the ratio is now 2:1. For every one time the pinion spins, the ring gear spins twice to keep up, which is good for speed but not power.

  • What do different reel gear ratios mean?

  • All reels have a gear ratio. Simply put, it describes the speed of the reel. Common gear ratios in baitcast reels are 5.4:1, 6.4:1, and 7.1:1 . But what do these numbers mean? The first set of numbers lists how many revolutions the spool makes for each turn of the reel handle.