Low gear ratio reel | 5.1:1 thru 5.4:1

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A lower fishing gear ratio reel is ideal for big baits that pull a lot, such as deep crankbaits. These reels have the highest amount of torque, allowing you to put less effort into retrieving the bait and more energy towards finding the fish.

These reels are also great for slow rolling big, heavy baits such as spinnerbaits and swimbaits. In cold water when bass are especially wary, a slow gear ratio is perfect for these slower, non-threatening presentations. A slow reel also aids in keeping these baits in the strike zone longer, which can prove invaluable when fishing moving baits in deep water.

  • Deep crankbaits
  • Big swimbaits
  • Deep water spinnerbaits

Reel pictured: Lew’s BB1 Pro Speed Spool Casting Reel