Conventional Reels - Gear ratio describes how many spool rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
Spinning Reels - Gear ratio describes how many rotor rotations completed with one full rotation of the handle.
The Hooker Electric PENN® International® Detachable reels share all the same great features as the Standard reels, which means speeds of 500 feet per min with full variable speed at the turn of the dial. The main benefit though is the electric drive unit is fully detachable from the reel. This allows the angler to drop and retrieve the rig quickly, but when the bite hits, "off comes the drive" and you’re ready to fight the fish manually. Built from Aircraft-grade Aluminum construction right here in the USA, these reels are built tough to last a lifetime.