Product Review                  

Week of January 16, 2006

Zebco Fishing products

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Zebco Platinum 733 Spincast Reel

The word platinum is often used to describe the best of something or the highest level in a class.  The same reference can be made when discussing the new Zebco Platinum spincast reels.  They are indeed engineered to provide the highest level of performance.

 

The new Platinum 733 sits atop the newest additions to the family and might as well be bulletproof because it’s just about everything else.  A stainless steel cover houses the reel’s heavy-duty machinery and makes corrosion a thing of the past.   An integrated lock secures the cover to the reels die cast body, not only keeping it in place during casts and retrieves, but also encasing the spool and line to protect them from damage and debris.

 

Smooth dependable cranking is powered by the Platinum 733’s five stainless steel bearings and the continuous Anti-Reverse ensures rock solid hooksets.  Keeping a lunker in tow is made easier than ever with dual ceramic pickup pins to gobble line, while its dual cam drag stays at the ready to offer relief for those powerful surprise runs.

 

With interchangeable right or left-hand retrieve, the Platinum 733PL is as versatile as it is durable.

 

Features Include:

5 stainless steel bearings

All metal body

Integrated front cover lock

Continuous Anti-Reverse

Right or left-hand retrieve

Corrosion-proof stainless steel covers

Soft-touch rubber thumb-button

2.6:1 Gear ratio

Filled with 90 yds 20 lb. test Line

 

About   $ 29.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 733 Platinum Combo

The 733 Platinum rod and reel combo is a hot deal, too.  It’s matched to a 6’6” 2-piece medium-heavy graphite rod with cork handle.

 

Features Include:

Reel features as above

6’6 2-pc Med-heavy graphite rod

Cork handle

About   $ 39.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 33 Platinum Combo

Another new edition to the Platinum family is the Zebco 33 Platinum Combo. The 33PLC features a 33 Platinum spincast reel, with 3.3:1 gear ratio and 130 yards of 10 lb. test line, seated on a 6’ 2” medium action graphite rod with cork handle. 

 

Anglers will be hard pressed to find a better deal on an all-purpose built-to-last fishing rig.

 

Features Include:

5 stainless steel bearings

All metal body

Integrated front cover lock

Continuous Anti-Reverse

Right or left-hand retrieve

Triple Cam drag

Corrosion-proof stainless steel covers

Soft-touch rubber thumb-button

3.3:1 Gear ratio

Filled with 130 yds 10 lb. test Line 

6’2 2-pc Medium graphite rod

Cork handle

About   $ 34.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco Platinum Ultralight Spincast Reels

For anglers who love the thrill of light tackle pursuits, look no further than the two new little Micro Platinum Ultralight outfits: the 11 PLC micro-spincast reel and the 11PLTC triggerspin.

 

The ultralights’ triple cam drags provide the kind of confidence necessary for tossing tiny baits to panfish or trout, knowing that Mr. Big just might be in the mood for morsels today too. The reels’ 4:3:1 gear ratios are quick enough to put you in command whatever the situation. 

 

Both of the two little Platinum reels come pre-spooled with 75 yards of 4 lb. test line.

 

Features Include:

4 stainless steel bearings

All metal body

Integrated front cover lock

Continuous Anti-Reverse

Right or left-hand retrieve

Triple Cam drag

Dual ceramic pickup pins

Corrosion-proof stainless steel covers

Soft-touch rubber thumb-button

4.3:1 Gear ratio

Filled with 75 yds 4 lb. test Line 

           

                              11PL                                      11PLTC

 

About   $ 24.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco Ready Tackle Kits Ready For Fishing

Now there’s no reason not to be ready for your favorite angling action, thanks to Zebco Ready Tackle Kits.  New to the Ready Tackle line is a family of species-specific open stock combos. “Open stock” means no packaging, so shopping anglers are able to get the true feel of the rod and reel in their hands before ever leaving the store to ensure they’re matching the right equipment to the planned fishing action.

 

The species-specific rigs are designed for a wide variety of popular kinds of fish. Rainbows beware, the Ready Tackle Trout Kit features a 5 ft, 2-pc ultralight rod that comes with an ultralight spinning reel pre-spooled with 4 lb. test. Its tackle kit comes complete with trout worms, terminal tackle, plastic grubs, in-line spinners and more.

 

Other Ready Tackle models include Catfish, Panfish, Bass, Walleye, Inshore Saltwater and Big Water combos.  All Ready Tackle Open Stock spinning combos feature reels with aluminum spools for corrosion resistance, ball bearing drive systems, and pre-spooled line appropriate for the species.

 

Accompanying tackle packs are matched accordingly.

 

 

About   $ 19.99 to 29.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

 

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

Zebco Platinum Ultralight Combos

The Micro Platinum combos come seated on 4’6 1-pc ultralight graphite rods with cork handle.

 

Features Include:

Reel features as above

4’6 1-pc Ultralight graphite rod

Cork handle

About   $ 34.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 33 Spinning Reel Gets Famous Name, Reputation

For over 50 years, the Zebco 33 has been America’s favorite spincast reel. Now, there is also a Zebco 33 spinning reel, offering the same reliable, affordable performance of its push-button counterpart.

 

The Zebco 33 Spinning reel, Model 33 SP, is an attractive black and silver, medium-sized, ball-bearing drive spinning reel. It features a precision-machined brass pinion for extra durability and long life. The reel’s anti-reverse is selective multi-point and it can be disengaged for back-reeling.

 

The drag is front-adjustable. And the reel sports a strong, die cast handle, convertible to right or left-hand retrieve. Gear ratio is 5.2:1. Line capacity is 225 yards of 8 lb. test line.

 

Features Include:

Ball-bearing drive

Right or left-hand retrieve

Front-adjustable drag control

Selective anti-reverse

Gear ratio is 5.2:1

Line cap: 225 yds of 8 lb. test line

 

About   $ 14.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 33 Spinning Combo

The 33 SP is also available as a combo. The Zebco 33 Spinning Combo, model 33SPC, features a 6 ft, 2-pc medium action Z-Glass rod.

About   $ 14.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 33SPT Spinning Travel Tote

Another great option for travel-minded anglers is the Zebco 33SPT Travel Tote. It features the 33 Spinning reel with a telescoping rod that comes in a quality, zippered travel pack with pockets and removable accessory boxes.

 

(33sptt)

About   $ 29.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 808 Magnum Spincast Reel

The Zebco 808 re-enters the fishing scene in 2006 as bigger and badder spincast reels. There are freshwater and saltwater versions, and both are “best in class.”

 

The 808 Magnum is the freshwater model, featuring precision metal gears, a ball-bearing drive, dual ceramic pickup pins, auto Bait Alert and adjustable drag system. The reel holds up to 125 yds of 25 lb. test line. The new design of the 808 Magnum features a metal front cover and metal reel foot, and a gear shaft that is now supported on both side for added strength and to help eliminate torque on the shaft and gears.

 

The handle is a dual-knob, one-piece power handle.

 

About   $ 19.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco 808 Saltwater Spincast Reel

The 808 Salt Water has the same new design advantages of the 808 magnum, but is a saltwater rated reel that features corrosion-protected metal gears, stainless steel 2-ball bearing drive, wide range dual-cam drag system, Auto Bait Alert, corrosion-protected and stainless steel front cover.

 

The 808 Salt Water reel holds up to 150 yds of 20 lb. test, and works well with braid lines.

 

About   $ 29.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco Slab Seeker Spinning Combo

Joins Popular Panfish Family

Joining Zebco’s hot new Slab Seeker product line is a new spinning reel version, model SL11SP802L. The Slab Seeker Spinning rod and reel combo features a Zebco Ultralight SL11 spinning reel on an 8 foot, 2-piece light action Slab Seeker rod with cork handle. 

 

Slab Seeker rods are characterized by their unique Tap Action Tip (TAT), a super-fine, super-sensitive tip that detects even the most subtle strikes. The rods are designed specifically for catching crappie and other panfish.

About   $ 24.99

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com

 

Zebco ZF200 Portable Fish Finder

Zebco enters the fish finder market with a truly portable and the most feature loaded, affordable fish finder ever.

 

The Zebco ZF200 Fish Finder can be handheld or used with stand, for instant depth and fish readings from 2 - 99.9 ft. The transducer is mountable, trollable or floatable, and comes hard-wired (no connection required) to a 25 ft transducer cable.  The transducer’s ShootThru sonar technology allows readings through a boat’s hull at speeds up to 45 MPH, or works through the ice. The sonar beam angle is an extra wide 45 degrees.
 

The ZF200 Fish Finder has an automatic depth range in feet or meters. Algorithmic programming reduces false readings. A no-glare, polarized VirtuView LCD icon display with soft-glow backlighting allows quality readings in all light conditions. Two-button easy-touch programming with a quick-reference guide makes learning and using easy.
 

Bottom depth readings, fish icons, and weed and bottom indicators, make signal interpretations quick and simple. There is a two-stage audible fish alarm. The ZF200 Fish Finder runs off four AAA batteries (not included) with a 30 hour battery life in regular mode, or 60 hours in battery-save mode. The unit is protected by a durable, textured plastic housing, and is water resistant to IPX4 standards.

 

About   $ 60.00

 

918-836-5581   www.zebco.com


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