Before you educated us all to the ways of the Newell Reel I had purchased a S540 4.6:1 to use during my occasional cod fishing trip to Mass on the Helen-H. I?ve used the reel a couple times with good results but wish that I had the greater cranking power of the lower geared 3.2:1.
Is there a way to down gear this reel and if so how and where can I get the parts? What do you think the costs would be? Is it worth it?