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Zebco Complaint - Zebco 733 reel

Review by Dave1992 on 2010-06-07
I have been a zebco fisherman for years. Ive used them all from the 33's-733. Then I went out and bought a new reel and pole. So I got what looked like a really nice combo, but in fact was the worst reel I have ever bought. It all started with the first bite, it wouldn't even reel in a 5pd channel cat. I ended up pulling it in by hand because the reel was popping so bad. All in all, it was a very bad reel. DONT BUY IT!!
Comments:5 Replies - Latest reply on 2013-05-31
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2010-06-07:
I prefer to fish for Channel Cat with my bare hands; we call it noodling around these parts. As for your new setup, thanks for the info.
Posted by Alain on 2010-06-07:
MDS, I've read about noodling. They do it in the Allegheny River here. You're either very talented or somewhat crazy! Those catfish are huge!
Posted by jktshff1 on 2010-06-07:
Only time I got snakebit was doing what we call grappling for catfish. Stuck my hand in a hole and went up...bad thing.
Posted by MDSasquatch on 2010-06-07:
The catfish are easy; it's the snapping turtles you have to watch out for
Posted by Robert Fike on 2013-05-31:
It seems we forgot about the original complaint, the reel sucked to catfishing

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