Fishing QuestionsCategory: Jig Fishing FAQWhat gear ratio is best for jigging?
Robert Palacios asked 2 months ago
What is the best gear ratio for slow jigging?

6 Answers
Wilson answered 2 months ago
The gear ratio you use for jigging will depend on the weight and motion of the lure, as well as the size and power of the reel.

For example, a heavy lure that is being jerked quickly would require a higher gear ratio than a light lure that is being retrieved slowly.

Generally speaking, you’ll want a gear ratio that is high enough to allow you to make quick, powerful movements with the lure without causing the line to break.

However, you also need to make sure that the reel can handle the stress of fighting big fish, so it’s important to choose a reel with good torque.

Martin Staff answered 2 months ago
The gear ratio you use for jigging will largely depend on the species of fish you are targeting and the size of the jig you are using. A good starting point is to use a gear ratio that will allow you to reel in the jig at a rate of approximately 2-3 times per second.

David answered 2 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question since there are many variables that can affect the optimum gear ratio for jigging (such as boat size, the weight of jigs and lures, wind and wave conditions, etc.).

However, a good starting point is to use a gear ratio that will allow you to reel in your lure at a rate of approximately two revolutions per second.

Carlos answered 2 months ago

The gear ratio that is best for jigging will vary depending on the weight and action of the lure, as well as the size and power of the reel. Generally speaking, you’ll want a gear ratio that provides a good amount of torque so that you can work the lure quickly and aggressively.

So, a reel with a 6:1 or 7:1 gear ratio should do the trick. Of course, there are always exceptions, so it’s always best to experiment until you find what works best for you.

Bernard answered 2 months ago
Gear ratios are a personal preference. There is no one “correct” gear ratio for jigging. Some anglers prefer high-gear ratios for quick retrieval, while others prefer low-gear ratios for more power and control. Ultimately, it’s up to the individual angler to decide what gear ratio works best for them.

That said, there are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a gear ratio for jigging. First, you’ll want a reel with a high enough retrieve rate to keep up with the fast-moving jigs. Second, you’ll want a reel with enough torque to handle larger fish. And finally, you’ll want to choose a reel that matches the size of your rod (a smaller reel for a smaller rod, and vice versa).

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 months ago
There is no definitive answer to this question as it depends on a variety of factors including the weight and size of your jig, the type of water you’re fishing in, and your own personal preferences. However, a good starting point is to use a gear ratio that is somewhere in the range of 4.5:1 to 6.5:1. This will give you enough power to reel in big fish without putting too much strain on your arm.