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 PENN Torque star drag comes from the factory with a 6.0:1 gear ratio for rapid line retrieve. However, you may find the need for a lower gear ratio in certain fishing situations, such as bottom fishing where power is more important than speed. For these situations we offer our Versa-Gear system. With this system you can easily purchase and install a 5.4:1 or 4.8:1 ratio.