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Old 05-01-2009, 11:32 PM
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blackfish reels

would you prefer a reel that has a high gear ratio to quickly take up line and pull the blackfish away from its hole quickly or a reel with a low gear ratio so that you can power the blackfish away from its hole so that it won't break you off?
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:32 AM
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I prefer a high speed reel, but there are still anglers that use 1 to 1 ratio sidewinders to this very day
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Old 05-02-2009, 03:25 PM
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high speed reel spooled with 50# braid(cortland) and you can muscle any tog.
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:08 PM
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i never understood why people use low ratio reels for blacks or any bottom fish. i like to pull them up as soon as i feel a hit. that's why i always prefer graphite rods and not glass. i feel every tap with graphite and know when to set the hook and start reeling.
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i perfer gear ratio 3-4 max, for blackfish,cod...
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