For stripers in this range I recommend a 6000 size reel and a 7′ – 9′ rod. I would choose a 7′ rod if you are jigging or live lining for the fish and a 9′ rod if you are casting lures long distances for them.
- 1 How do I know what size reel to get?
- 2 What pound test should I use for striped bass?
- 3 What is the best gear ratio for striper fishing?
- 4 What size reel do I need for a 7 foot rod?
- 5 What kind of line do you use for striper fishing?
- 6 What kind of line do you use for stripers?
- 7 What is a good gear ratio for a crankbait reel?
- 8 What is a 5 to 1 gear ratio?
- 9 Is higher gear ratio better?
- 10 What is a 3000 size reel good for?
- 11 What is a 3000 reel?
- 12 Is a 6000 reel too big?
How do I know what size reel to get?
Choosing the correct reel size is as easy as determining the size fishing line you intend to use most often. The lighter the line you intend to use, the smaller the reel you should purchase. Ten-pound test line should be the highest strength and diameter used on a spinning reel.
What pound test should I use for striped bass?
The Solution. Line matters and Captain Mike recommends sticking with 10-pound or 12-pound test. Plus, it makes catching striped bass a lot more fun.
What is the best gear ratio for striper fishing?
The 6.3:1 gear ratio strikes a perfect balance for trolling with enough speed to rip in the spread, and enough power to handle the heavy resistance of a deep-diver or the serious weight of a mojo.
What size reel do I need for a 7 foot rod?
1000 to 3500 (or 10 – 35) class reels are small reels likely to be used for a lightweight 6 – 7ft rod targeting small fish species. Typically the monofilament line weight range for these smaller reels is 2-10lb (1-5kg) or 4-14lb braid.
What kind of line do you use for striper fishing?
When pursuing striped bass, fishing rod selection becomes a matter of deciding where and how you will be fishing. For school bass, or on bay and inshore waters, a 7-foot light to medium rod, carrying 12- to 20-pound line will handle most casting and drifting chores, with both natural baits and lures.
What kind of line do you use for stripers?
Braided Line: I go with 30lb and 40lb braid for stripers spooled on my Saragosa 5000 and 6000 reels 95% of the time. I have a couple of light set ups with 4000 class reels and 20 braid that I use almost exclusively for worm hatches that usually happen in May.
What is a good gear ratio for a crankbait reel?
A slow reel is the ideal choice for most crankbaiting. A reel with about a 5:1 gear ratio is going to help you get your baits to their maximum depth and also give you superior feel, so you know exactly what’s going on with your lure.
What is a 5 to 1 gear ratio?
For example, if a motor drives a 12T gear to a driven 60T gear on an arm, the 12T driving gear has to rotate 5 times to rotate the 60T driven gear once. This is known as a 5:1 ratio. The torque output is 5 times as much, however, the speed output is only 1/5.
Is higher gear ratio better?
Gear ratios can be boiled down to a single statement: Higher ratios (with a lower numerical value) give better torque/acceleration and lower ratios allow for higher top speeds and better fuel economy. Higher ratios mean the engine has to run faster to achieve a given speed.
What is a 3000 size reel good for?
A good 3000 spin reel packs a punch well above its size and weight. Great for bigger fish. A good 3000 is also refined enough so that it never feels like overkill on a smaller class of fish. It’s appropriate for a broad target size from barely legal, to PB’s and trophy fish.
What is a 3000 reel?
Spinning Reel Size: (3000 or 30) Suggested mono: 3kg-5kg (6-10lb) Suggested Braid: 6-14lb. Common Applications (Guide only): Small fishing reel mostly suited for light fishing in lakes, rivers, bays, harbours etc. Popular for fish type (most common species): Bream, Bass, Flathead, Tarwhine, KG Whiting, Mangrove jack.
Is a 6000 reel too big?
Now the only thing you should do is to look for a reel that can hold 250-300 yards of your optimal line diameter. The size 5000-6000 is large enough to hold 300 yards of most lines used for shore fishing.