Have you ever noticed that how often you go fishing or what is the reason that you go for it? Is it just taking out some time from the stressed life or it’s your passion and you simply love fishing? Whatever is your answer, you must have the feelings that the more fish that you can catch, the better you feel. Hence, for catching a few more fish while you go fishing you need to choose the best baitcasting reel.
Now, if you have either watched an angler using a baitcasting reel or have yourself used a bait caster, then you must have the knowledge that for increasing the casting accuracy, you may use your thumb. The better the bait caster is the more functionality and smoothness can be expected by you. Now, given below are the ways by which you may choose the best baitcasting reel.
Select the reel based on the type of bait
Those who have been using baitcasting reels prefers them more to the spinning reels as they found the former more adaptable to the bait types than the latter. However, you cannot be sure that even the baitcasting reel which is best would be 100% adaptable. Thus it is suggested by experts that for having greatest possible fishing success, its necessary to match the choice of bait with that of the reel gear. This is the reason expert anglers prefer to have several rods and reels ready at any moment.
If you ask yourself, what is your lucky bait then you may be puzzled. You may see success with killer Buzz water bait or you like the deep-diving Crankbaits. You have to choose the proper gear ratio that would be best for the bait that you prefer.
What is Gear ratio and how to choose it?
You have heard about the term Gear ratio but are unsure about what it is? The number of times that the spool of line rotates with each turn of the crank is known as gear ratio. If you find gear ratio of 6.4:1, it would mean that per 1 crank turn the spool would rotate 6.4 revolutions. You can retrieve the bait faster if the rotation of the spool is more. Once you know the bait retrieval time, you can prepare the best bait so that you may succeed more.
Listed below are some of the gear ratios so that you can select the baitcasting reels accordingly
- 4 and 5 gear ratio is best for the Crankbaits and also for large bladed Spinner baits. There is increased torque due to the lower gear ratio and thus less effort is to be given for retrieving the lures.
- 5, 6, and 7 gear ratios are good for Jigs, Soft Plastics, Texas, Shakey Heads, and Carolina Rigs, Lipless Baits or Alabama Rigs.
- 6 and 7 gear ratios are best for the ‘burining’ spinnerbaits found under water, across the surface buzz bait.
Once you understand it and choose the baitcasting reel that would suit you most you would never try any other reel.