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.
Small rivers often require purpose built rods to fish them to their true potential. The best small river rods are compact to be manageable in tight quarters, and delicate enough to make casts with subtle presentation. The Hardy Ultralite SR series of rods are perfect for those small rivers- offering a crisp rod that protects light tippets and gives you a forgiving, easy loading action for the accuracy and control you need in a small river or stream. The range includes 6-piece packing rods for hiking great distances off the trail.