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Understanding Reel Retrieve Ratios and How it Affects Lure Presentations

Increase a lure's effectiveness by pairing it with the ideal reel speed.

Ever wonder about those numbers on your baitcaster that are separated by a colon? That’s the reel’s retrieve ratio, or the number of turns the spool makes for every full crank of the handle. In this video, outdoor writer and tackle specialist Shane Beilue walks through the range of options and discusses the lures and presentations that each is meant to be used with.

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