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Selecting the right casting reel can be complex. Attributes to consider are reel weight, handedness, gear ratio and line capacity. Casting reels are built for left or right hand reeling — just because and angler is a righty doesn’t mean it will be easier to reel with the right hand reel, because they must set the hook with the left.
Another consideration is gear ratio, which designates the number of times each turn of the reel handle turns over the spool. For example a 7.1:1 gear ratio means the spool will turn over 7.1 times for each crank of the handle....