YoYo jig best gear ratio ?

MannyOjai

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I’m sure there is plenty of opinions. I’m thinking 50/60 lb top shot on 80 lb spectra. I’m talking about bigger yellows and jigging for them . 4 to 1 to slow..? 4.8. 5.1. 5.5. Any higher and it would seem to be not enough leverage. I have penn fathom 30 2 speed. 5 .5 to 1. A penn fathom 40 2 speed 5 to 1 and penn 12 t that was two speeded by Cal Sheets and blueprinted to fish 60 which is 5 to 1. And a Shimano Torium HG 20. 6 to 1. Anyone have thoughts?
 

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IPT is the real unit of measure and my guess is a minimum of 40”?
I think the fathoms are both in that low 40 IPT range. From what I have seen. I also have a Gen 1 200 x Torque. It would probably do the job but may lack line capacity unless I went all braid and a floro top shot
 

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I’m sure there is plenty of opinions. I’m thinking 50/60 lb top shot on 80 lb spectra. I’m talking about bigger yellows and jigging for them . 4 to 1 to slow..? 4.8. 5.1. 5.5. Any higher and it would seem to be not enough leverage. I have penn fathom 30 2 speed. 5 .5 to 1. A penn fathom 40 2 speed 5 to 1 and penn 12 t that was two speeded by Cal Sheets and blueprinted to fish 60 which is 5 to 1. And a Shimano Torium HG 20. 6 to 1. Anyone have thoughts?
I have always had better Luck with my 6.1 Ratio Reels.
 

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The classic Yellowtail Special, narrowed 4/0, had 4:1 gears getting 28" per crank (as I recall). A Trini 16/20/30 gets 46" per crank, a Trini 40/40n gets 44". Nobody says you have to crank at warp speed. Determine the speed that gets you the best swimming action and do that.
 

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The classic Yellowtail Special, narrowed 4/0, had 4:1 gears getting 28" per crank (as I recall). A Trini 16/20/30 gets 46" per crank, a Trini 40/40n gets 44". Nobody says you have to crank at warp speed. Determine the speed that gets you the best swimming action and do that.
thX hucklongfin, im not really concerned about getting bit as most of the reels I mentioned all seem to get bit fine if the bite is on. I was more asking what is BEST for getting bit while still maintaining the Torque needed to help horse them in. My Fathom 40 N high speed 7.1 was great for getting bit. but anything above 20lb was to much work. Im thinking the fathom 40N two speed in 5.1 high gear might be the best choice. appreciate the feedback
 

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The Fathom (and Torque) 40N two speed is damned near a perfect yo-yo reel IMHO. I typically fight in high the whole time, but for the bigger grade over 20, it's nice to drop into low and torque their head around.
seems like it is best choice.. appreciate your feedback
 

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just make sure you put it on A good stiff Rod,
that will do most of the work, Lift up Reel down
What do think of a calstar 610. 7 ft. Fifty pound top shot. Or Calstar *6465 H. ?
 

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Calstar 765xl 6.5 ft. 50lb test. I have 3 of them. Also the best wahoo bomb stick for me.
 

jer dog

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Thx jerdog. The 610 rated 25 to 60. I’m guessing 50 is fine. The 6465H is 30 to 80 So clearly fine.
as we speak, I'm setting these two up for Yo Yo ing'
for some Local YT and Rock Cod , A Trip I'm going on next Monday.
 

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thX hucklongfin, im not really concerned about getting bit as most of the reels I mentioned all seem to get bit fine if the bite is on. I was more asking what is BEST for getting bit while still maintaining the Torque needed to help horse them in. My Fathom 40 N high speed 7.1 was great for getting bit. but anything above 20lb was to much work. Im thinking the fathom 40N two speed in 5.1 high gear might be the best choice. appreciate the feedback
I caught a pair of 80+ BFT on the fathom 40N, took about 15 minutes a piece, on a 80 monster. It seemed like plenty enough reel for them.
 

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I’m sure there is plenty of opinions. I’m thinking 50/60 lb top shot on 80 lb spectra. I’m talking about bigger yellows and jigging for them . 4 to 1 to slow..? 4.8. 5.1. 5.5. Any higher and it would seem to be not enough leverage. I have penn fathom 30 2 speed. 5 .5 to 1. A penn fathom 40 2 speed 5 to 1 and penn 12 t that was two speeded by Cal Sheets and blueprinted to fish 60 which is 5 to 1. And a Shimano Torium HG 20. 6 to 1. Anyone have thoughts?
Careful with how much spectra
I’m sure there is plenty of opinions. I’m thinking 50/60 lb top shot on 80 lb spectra. I’m talking about bigger yellows and jigging for them . 4 to 1 to slow..? 4.8. 5.1. 5.5. Any higher and it would seem to be not enough leverage. I have penn fathom 30 2 speed. 5 .5 to 1. A penn fathom 40 2 speed 5 to 1 and penn 12 t that was two speeded by Cal Sheets and blueprinted to fish 60 which is 5 to 1. And a Shimano Torium HG 20. 6 to 1. Anyone have thoughts?
Careful with how much spectra to load. You want to make sure your yoyo range is all in the mono. Or you ll shred your thumb. Can be very painful.
 
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