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 Standard reel can retrieve at speeds of 500 feet per min with full variable speed at the turn of the dial. The motor on the standard reels is permanently attached to the left side of the reel, but the reel handle still works for those that want to fight a fish manually, at the push of a button. Built from Aircraft-grade Aluminum construction right here in the USA, these reels are built tough to last a lifetime.