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    Here is a general guide to reel gear ratio selection. Are there exceptions? Yes, but this is generally a good list to use as a starting point. 

    Low Gear Ratio - 5.1:1  - 5.4:1
    Deep Crankbaits
    Big Swimbaits
    Deep Water Spinnerbaits

    Medium Gear Ratio - 6.1:1 - 6.4:1
    Squarebill Crankbaits
    Medium Depth Crankbaits
    Shallow Spinnerbaits

    High Gear Ratio - 7.1:1 - 8.1:1
    Jigs and Big Worms
    Shaky Heads
    Texas Rigs
    Carolina Rigs
    Top Water
    Lipless Crankbaits


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