rattle trap reel

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rattle trap reel

Post by jmyers » Mon Aug 22, 2016 3:38 am

Anyone using 5.0:1 reels for rattle traps

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by zodiak311 » Mon Aug 22, 2016 6:22 am

What size rattle trap? And what rod are you using?

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by jtgibso1 » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:48 am

yeah, i use an old curado 101B for mine

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Post by dirtygeary » Wed Aug 24, 2016 2:16 pm

I had a old green curado in 3.8 to 1 that I used to murder bass on. Never understood why it worked so well, but it did. I would love to see a aldebaran size model in this ratio.

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by BigG » Sat Aug 27, 2016 11:15 am

I like the 6.3:1, but I would rather have a lower gear than a higher one.

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Post by mhood » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:00 am

1/4 oz. Rattle Trap with my Calcutta DC100 is my favorite.

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by rgbtr196le » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:08 am

6.3:1

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Post by FishGirl71 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:47 am

I use a KastKing Royale for rattle traps and crankbaits. I am waiting for them to come out with another lower speed reel for that application. They had a White Max, I think it was, but it's been discontinued. I would rather have a 5.X:1 for lipless cranks, but the 6.3:1 works well, too. I just slow down my retrieve a bit and get the same results.

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Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:13 am

I prefer faster reels. I rip a lot of lipless baits so the fast reel helps me pick up the slack line in a hurry.
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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by JTinKC » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:38 pm

jtgibso1 wrote:yeah, i use an old curado 101B for mine
Exactly my approach as well. Bulletproof.

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by Dug » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:05 pm

I use a Revo Winch 5.4:1 for most of my trappin.

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by goldrod » Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:29 pm

JTinKC wrote:
jtgibso1 wrote:yeah, i use an old curado 101B for mine
Exactly my approach as well. Bulletproof.
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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by bigfruits » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:19 am

I like a fast retrieve ratio for traps. im usually using a Met13 XG

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by TK_duluthbass » Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:22 pm

I use 8.1:1 T3 SV because I like burning 1/2 oz lipless baits over shallow grass. It’s also a good gearing for rippin them off the bottom in deeper water. Same ratio and techniques I use for swim jigs. I switch between the two depending on the conditions.

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Re: rattle trap reel

Post by medicpelle » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:36 am

+1 for HS ratios for burning them across flats and shallow water.

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