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.
In addition to a lighted digital line counter that can be adjusted dependent on line type, the Altum™ Syncro conventional reel incorporates a highly adjustable syncro drag system. By cranking the handle 1/3 of a turn in a counterclockwise motion, a 50% decrease in drag pressure is achieved. This feature is especially useful when fishing with downriggers as it allows baits to be dropped easily without having to disengage the reel.