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mdtolic
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:44 AM 05/20/08 (CST)
Hey!

I know most folks use those high speed reels for burning buzz baits and spinners. Is there another good use for them? If a reel comes in 7.1 and 6.4:1, would most folks just go with the 7.1 so they have the versatility? I'm looking at the new Pflueger Patriarch. It would primarily be used for soft plastics, but if I head out for a quick hour or two, it be the only rod/reel I take.

I guess my question really should be: Why would I not want the 7.1:1?

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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 12:33 PM 05/20/08 (CST)
I would say not to got with the 7.1. I think that you could unknowingly cause to fast of a retrieve. I think people get used to winding the reel instead of looking for retrievle speed. Just an opinion but I would stick with something that your used to.



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 09:23 PM 05/20/08 (CST)
I have thought about the 7:1 baitcasters, but at $140-$200 it might be a while, sure wish I could "test drive" one for the afternoon. I'd stay with just top-water until I got my speed down. Sand Burr has a good point about retrieve speed and reeling rythm it might be difficult to adjust if your useing more than one reel. I'd sure like to hear what you think, If you get one.


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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 09:27 AM 05/21/08 (CST)
I think Sand Burr is right on. Someone else said to me: "The #1 reason folks don't consistently catch fish, is that they are fishing too fast". I'm going to pass on the high speed.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:34 AM 05/21/08 (CST)
Oh, I did learn something about the high speed reels though. Folks like them because they can quickly steer a hooked bass away from cover like weeds and logs. Makes sense. But the thing that surprised me was that a lot of folks use them for fishing frogs. You can get your slack line in fast, plus pull the fish in before it gets the chance to dive back down and get caught up. So, if I ever find myself looking for a dedicated froggin' rig, I'd go with a high speed. But for now, I'm looking for a good all around reel.
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:18 PM 05/22/08 (CST)
Get one you wont be dissapointed.I mainly fish for bass and yes there are great for getting the fish away fron the junk in a hurry where they really shine is for Buzzbaits!I have been using them since last season and have used them on spinnerbait,worms,tubes,jigs and cranks.As for the speed issue youll adapt pretty fast to the higher speed it didnt seem to be an issue for me after the first few times out.I fish 8 rods most of which all have different speed I just keep in mind what bait I'm working I find myself reaching for high speed's more and more.Thumbs up in my book!


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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 04:06 PM 06/28/08 (CST)
I use the Abu Garcia 7000 Big Game Series for "burning" bucktails for muskies. The 5.3:1 gear ratio coupled with the large diameter spool excels at retrieving bucktails at high speed. With a conventional reel, most people tire out rather quickly because of the effort involved in the retrieve. With this reel the average angler can retrieve a bucktail at a high rate of speed without wearing down quickly. They also excel at getting the 'tail up on the surface and "bulging" it. I've got a couple of the 7000 Big Games with the wide spool from a few years back, and those are my all time favorite, but the new 7000iHSN (narrow spool) models are great as well. If you are looking for a magazine with great technical information about muskie, walleye, and trophy pike go to www.esoxangler.com. This is the magazine that I write for. Every issue is packed with a wealth of great information from some of the best fishermen and writers in North America. grin smiley



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