Chatterbait 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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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Cranky » Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm

You are allowed to reel a slower reel faster too. It’ll be the next revolutionary discovery in bass fishing.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mark poulson » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:29 pm

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
You are allowed to reel a slower reel faster too. It’ll be the next revolutionary discovery in bass fishing.
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Slazmo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 pm

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
You are allowed to reel a slower reel faster too. It’ll be the next revolutionary discovery in bass fishing.
You know your onto something here...

But winding a fast reel slow is weird...

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:43 am

Slazmo wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:57 pm
You are allowed to reel a slower reel faster too. It’ll be the next revolutionary discovery in bass fishing.
You know your onto something here...

But winding a fast reel slow is weird...
Agreed!
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Cranky » Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:43 am

I think the way most people’s brains are wired, they’re more capable of reeling faster when needed. Watching people try to reel ultra high gear ratios very slowly, it doesn’t seem like it’s a good fit for some people.

Figure out what reel handle length matches your natural cranking motion and look out. You can warp drive any bait if you find the right match, regardless of gear ratio.

The dead space argument, whatever. If you’ve got say 20 feet or less at the end of a cast you want to burn in, it’s not gonna matter much if you take 7 cranks or 10. Cmon.

If you’ve constantly got 50+ feet of dead space... learn to move your boat better. :whistle:

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by lape0019 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:35 am

Currently using a Bantam HG and love it.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by johnD » Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:55 am

Cranky wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:54 pm
Prefer true low ratio for resistance baits. Not a fan of the ultra high gear ratio craze. What a world we are living in when 6.3:1 is considered a low ratio. [-(
:lol:

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Edward78 » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:18 am

I use a 14 Calcutta 101 spooled with 14lb SunLine Fuoro sniper on a 7'2 Shimano Exage MH rod, I don't think you need a special reel to throw Chatterbaits just get something your comfortable with and get to fishing.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Cranky » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:09 pm

Whatever you like for spinnerbaits is probably also a good fit.

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