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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. :)

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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. :)

 

Why are you yelling at us? :confused: Did we do something to piss you off?:huh:

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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.

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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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