Cranking Reel

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.
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Cranking Reel

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:28 pm

What reel do you use for mid to deep crankbaits?

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by Winstondry » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:32 pm

Calcutta 100DC for me.

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by hoohoorjoo » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:50 pm

TDZ 103H with 5.1:1 gears and an OG Fuego with 5.7:1 gears. I've never found a need to replace either one.
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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by bronzebacks » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:33 pm

Curado 100d and 100b. I kept the old schoolers because i rarely use deep cranks

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by SSS » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:35 pm

OG ryoga 1016 with the 5.4 ratio

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:44 pm

SSS wrote:OG ryoga 1016 with the 5.4 ratio
I been eyeing that reel for cranks.

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by TommyG » Fri Aug 24, 2018 3:05 am

When I do deep cranking, I prefer the Shimano Antares 5.4 or the JDM Zillion TW 1516 5.5

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by toporanger » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:05 am

New version of the ryoga 1016. If I could find a 6 speed z2020 I might try that as mys 7 speed BOMBS lures, I can dump the spool with a 3/4 oz rattle bait.

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by Hobie-Wan Kenobi » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:13 am

12 Antares 5.6 with a custom St Croix Legend Glass
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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by BigG » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:27 am

Zillion crazy crank with HLC spool, looking for JDream 5.3 for deep cranks, mid and shallow depths I use 6.3.
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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by Hulkster » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:29 am

Curado 200i PG 5.5:1 ratio. Love it.

probably the last USA market cranking curado that will ever be made :(

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by Moosehead » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:45 am

I use the Tdz 100m for shallow and mid cranks along with a Zillion CC.
For really deep cranks I use an Abu Garcia original Revo Winch... while waaay heavy, it's a hoss for deep cranks..

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by runmax08 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:34 pm

The original Lew's bb1n. Large v spool and 4:3 gear ratio with 3 ball bearings.

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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:32 pm

Ambassadeur 5501cs Pro Rocket Black Edition. Maybe if I was a maniac and Daiwa made it in lefty I'd consider a Ryoga CC.
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Re: Cranking Reel

Post by jjbassnforfun » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:55 pm

Abu Revo3 SX-L(IVCB 4 conversion, with 4.6:1 Toro Winch gears) for medium. And Lews BB2 lefty with BPS Pro qualifier 4.7:1 gears for deep. OG ZLN CC as a back up with HLC spool.

Picked up a TDZ100ML and could use the Zillion HLC spool. Stuffed in CVZ203L 5.1:1 gearing, Hopefully trying this weekend.
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