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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

I was going to order Sportcast Shuttle 656 SCM but the line retrieval is only 23".Kind of slow?

post #2 of 13
i believe it is the same ratio as the abu''s.... 5.3:1
post #3 of 13
450
post #4 of 13
Lets try this!

My penn 525 mag has a 6:1 gear ratio. On A nice size fish I find my self working the rod more when
fighting the fish. I lift up and reel down. Now on the Abu I tend to keep the rod in fighting position and simply
winch away with the lower gear ratio.
You also can think of it this way. When you're rideing your ten speed bike up hill it's easier to peddle in low
gear. One compensates for the other. Which one would you rather prefer. smile.gif
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by reel em in View Post

I was going to order Sportcast Shuttle 656 SCM but the line retrieval is only 23".Kind of slow?

Buy it!! you won't regret it at all.
post #6 of 13
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies. Put this off for a while. Now I am thinking about it again.

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keep in mind that 23" retrive is with a full spool. half spool after a cast equal half that number. Even fast ratio conventionals are slow
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Originally Posted by chunkster View Post

Lets try this!
My penn 525 mag has a 6:1 gear ratio. On A nice size fish I find my self working the rod more when
fighting the fish. I lift up and reel down. Now on the Abu I tend to keep the rod in fighting position and simply
winch away with the lower gear ratio.
You also can think of it this way. When you're rideing your ten speed bike up hill it's easier to peddle in low
gear. One compensates for the other. Which one would you rather prefer. smile.gif

Why are you yelling at us? confused.gif Did we do something to piss you off?headscratch.gif
post #9 of 13
I bought an AKIOS 656CMS AND iLOVE IT.
post #10 of 13
I bought the Akios 757 for catfishing and I liked it so well I bought the Akios 656 Shuttle the next payday. I put the 757 on a GLoomis SUR1267 and it is now my favorite combo for fishing the tailraces for big catfish. I can cast it about 140 yards with a 5 ounce sinker and bait. If I need more distance I use the 656 Shuttle on my Breakaway LDX. I can get about 170 yards with it. I have snagged paddlefish up to 45 pounds on both rigs in heavy flowing rivers. Either reel will bring the fish in and I like the lower gears on the Shuttle than I do the higher gear ratio on my Penn 525 Ultramag Extra. I did remove two of the magnets in the Shuttle but it was very easily done using another strong magnet. They just pulled right out of the carrier. Buy the Shuttle. I really like mine.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 

Amazing the distance you are getting. Wind must not be a factor. Surf fishing LBI NJ the wind is always a hindering factor.

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Wind is always a factor in Oklahoma. I spend about two hours a day, three days a week practicing my casting over the grass. I use the magnetic cast control on the Shuttle to compensate for wind direction and wind speed. I use 15 pound test line with a shock leader for distance on the Shuttle and go to 25 pound line on the 757. I also use a clip down rig to help with wind resistance. I usually use a 5 ounce weight because of the swift current. I bought a Century Kompressor WR300 to try for more distance but I am having an issue with breaking off with the 50 pound shock leader. I will continue trying to learn on my own since they aren't many (any) casting instructors in Oklahoma. Being 6-feet and 265 pounds also help with the wind.
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mcpo46 excellent reply. Let me digest this information and I will get back to you. Thanks

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