Is a 4.2 to 1 gear ratio to slow for muskie fishing?
I want to purchase this reel for muskie fishing, but I thought the gear ratio might be a little slow, espesially for lures like cowgirls, since I'm used to fishing with a 6.4 to 1 gear ratio.
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
on Abu Garcia® Ambassadeur® 7000C3i Round Baitcast Reel
Think of the lower gear ratio as more of a "winch" design it gives more torque for fighting larger fish. The slower the retrieve the less strain on your line of choice. I know when bass fishing a 6.4:1 - 7.1:1 is the ratio of choice because they are as hefty!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
- Middletown, NJ
Yes I think it is.
If you want a bit faster like in the five's try the Revo Toro Winch or just the regular Toro 50 series but it would cost more money for the two
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answered 1 year, 6 months ago
Just use it for slow moving topwaters. It will handle muskies.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
not exactly too slow but not preferred for that type of fishing but this reel would good for that.
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answered 2 years, 8 months ago