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 falcon » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:29 pm

I use a 100d7 chronarch
Legend Alpha 211/Merc 250 Pro XS

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mark poulson » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:57 pm

Whichever reel you choose, try and pick one with brass gears, for a smoother retrieve, and two bearings in each knob, so you won't feel anything on the retrieve but the blade vibrating.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:46 pm

falcon wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:29 pm
I use a 100d7 chronarch
Man I miss my D7

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by badbuffalo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:44 am

100 Conquest(og) with a zpi spool is my chatterbait reel of choice.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by bronzebacks » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:46 am

I use a bantam hg and a metainium mg7

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Lightning » Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:51 am

SV103XS is definitely #1

Lews tourney pro was decent if you can’t find one.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by i_am_R2 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 am

Zillion SV TW 6.3

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Black Haze » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:00 pm

Daiwa TDZ type R +

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mrpao » Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:57 pm

I use a calcutta 100d.
Its got a 5.9:1 gears.
I want to try the Bantam MGL PG or the Engetsu 100PG.
I like a slower gear so I can run it deeper.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mark poulson » Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:37 pm

mrpao wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:57 pm
I use a calcutta 100d.
Its got a 5.9:1 gears.
I want to try the Bantam MGL PG or the Engetsu 100PG.
I like a slower gear so I can run it deeper.
Couldn't you just reel it slower?

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by johnD » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:12 am

Fuego Ct 6:3. Same reel I throw squarebills with it.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by Cranky » 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. [-(

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mrpao » Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:32 pm

Prefer the lower gears.
More torque when retrieving and less resistance.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mark poulson » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:18 pm

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. [-(
I agree. I remember when that was blazing fast.

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Re: Chatterbait reel

Post by mark poulson » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:22 pm

mrpao wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:32 pm
Prefer the lower gears.
More torque when retrieving and less resistance.
I understand that. It makes sense.
I have a bunch of 7.0/1 baitcasters that I use for just about everything, including punching.
For moving baits, I usually reel just fast enough to feel the crank wiggle, or the chatterbait shake, or the blades on the spinnerbait turn. When I want to speed up, I do it by feel.
I've always done it that way, so I guess I'm just too old to change. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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