Deep Cranking Reel

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby ss30378 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:39 pm

TW has the ss sv on clearance still. 5.3:1 ratio and super light.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby Chicagoed » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:13 pm

ss30378 wrote:TW has the ss sv on clearance still. 5.3:1 ratio and super light.


Won't 10XD type baits destroy those gears? I assumed a beefier gear set was required. I haven't really found a tank of a reel, with high line capacity, smooth retrieve, and not overly heavy. I'm going to have to use my winch for now. Does the job just not as fun. I was considering using my Met but I think it'll burn out the gears as well. Plus I'd like to get into that 5 speed area.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby ss30378 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:27 pm

Unless you engage the gears in the middle of the cast (been there done that) I haven't had issues with larger cranks and aluminum gears. I think punching mats with the drag locked down is harder on gears then cranking deep cranks is. But line capacity may become a issue with a 2oz bait.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby zodiak311 » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:19 pm

Chicagoed wrote:
ss30378 wrote:TW has the ss sv on clearance still. 5.3:1 ratio and super light.


Won't 10XD type baits destroy those gears? I assumed a beefier gear set was required. I haven't really found a tank of a reel, with high line capacity, smooth retrieve, and not overly heavy. I'm going to have to use my winch for now. Does the job just not as fun. I was considering using my Met but I think it'll burn out the gears as well. Plus I'd like to get into that 5 speed area.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby jmd_143 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:43 am

I have had good success with old Shimano E5 and even the curado I in the 5.5 gear ratio. They can be had for dirt cheap.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:37 am

as long as you're not looking or a leftie.

I mean, sure they made an E5 in the 301 size...but in the infinitely more popular 201 size, no E5 to be found (or made).

kinda what I was getting at with my earlier comments.
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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby lape0019 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:47 am

I use a Calcutta Conquest with 12lb test line.

I use a CQ100 for anything between S cranks and Deep X 150's and a CQ200 for the Deep X 300/Deep six type baits. I can't complain about either reel for the applications I bought them for.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby JBcrankaddict » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:30 am

SteveSchmelzle wrote:as long as you're not looking or a leftie.

I mean, sure they made an E5 in the 301 size...but in the infinitely more popular 201 size, no E5 to be found (or made).

kinda what I was getting at with my earlier comments.

There was a Chronarch 201E5, which is a 5.5:1, that works perfectly for deep cranks. I have a pair of these, and a set of the gears in a Citica and they are great cranking reels. The E6 has also worked great for deep cranks when I need a little more speed.
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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby robsone79 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:43 am

jmd_143 wrote:I have had good success with old Shimano E5 and even the curado I in the 5.5 gear ratio. They can be had for dirt cheap.

I second this reel, cant beat it. the 200d series is also a good option if you prefer a bigger size reel.

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby mark poulson » Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:54 am

Check out the Quantum Smoke HD 200 Casting Reels on TW.
5.3:1 gears, 6.9 oz, holds 18 yds of 12lb mono, and casts like a dream. Plus strong drag and externally-adjustable cast control.
All for $200.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Quantum_ ... -SMH2.html

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Re: Deep Cranking Reel

Postby poisonokie » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:52 pm

mark poulson wrote:Check out the Quantum Smoke HD 200 Casting Reels on TW.
5.3:1 gears, 6.9 oz, holds 18 yds of 12lb mono, and casts like a dream. Plus strong drag and externally-adjustable cast control.
All for $200.
http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Quantum_ ... -SMH2.html


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