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America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby Cal » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:03 pm

America's Best Selling Reel?

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Introduction: There is perhaps a no more iconic fishing reel than the spincast. This reel, targeted at the novice angler as a transitional tool between spinning and casting is the go to reel on a countless number of rod and reel combo packages for children up to 12 years old. For those who never outgrow the simplicity of this style reel, Zebco makes an adult version with a full on brushed aluminum shell. In fact, this very same reel is touted as the top selling reel in America year after year! We felt it was about time we took a serious look at this number one seller, so here now, is our look at the vaunted, Zebco 33 spincast reel.

Complete Article: http://tackletour.com/reviewzebco33.html
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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby QUAKEnSHAKE » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:33 pm

From article:
"With spincast reels, you click the button at the back of the reel at the exact moment you want to release the line during your cast. Simple right? Not for this enthusiast!"

You should click/hold the button prior to starting your swing then let go of the button at end of swing like you would let go of the spool on bc. You dont push/let go at release.

I put 10# braid on my 33 and distance with 1/2oz lipless crank is impressive.

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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby Cal » Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:43 pm

QUAKEnSHAKE wrote:From article:
"With spincast reels, you click the button at the back of the reel at the exact moment you want to release the line during your cast. Simple right? Not for this enthusiast!"

You should click/hold the button prior to starting your swing then let go of the button at end of swing like you would let go of the spool on bc. You dont push/let go at release.

I put 10# braid on my 33 and distance with 1/2oz lipless crank is impressive.


See? i still can't get it! :P .... i'll get that corrected, thanks. And yes, they can really cast well once you get the mechanics down.
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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby Bronzeye » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:26 pm

Cal wrote:America's Best Selling Reel?
This reel, targeted at the novice angler as a transitional tool between spinning and casting is the go to reel on a countless number of rod and reel combo packages for children up to 12 years old.


A spincast reel has been the best starting reel for kids, as it is the most trouble-free.

I would never start a novice fisherman out with a spinning reel, as there are too many things that can go wrong: line loops around the line roller/bail arm, big snarls that spring off because of a line loop trapped on the spool lip, line slipping behind the spool skirt and getting wound around the shaft. A pretty sure prescription of killing the love of fishing in newbies at an age when patience in untangling things is rarely a virtue.

SV spool control of Daiwa baitcasters might make them good starter reels for casting medium-size freshwater lures, if the child is responsible enough to be trusted not to drop it, step on it, dip it in the water, and so on.

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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby ccass » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:33 pm

Bronzeye wrote:
Cal wrote:America's Best Selling Reel?
This reel, targeted at the novice angler as a transitional tool between spinning and casting is the go to reel on a countless number of rod and reel combo packages for children up to 12 years old.


A spincast reel has been the best starting reel for kids, as it is the most trouble-free.

I would never start a novice fisherman out with a spinning reel, as there are too many things that can go wrong: line loops around the line roller/bail arm, big snarls that spring off because of a line loop trapped on the spool lip, line slipping behind the spool skirt and getting wound around the shaft. A pretty sure prescription of killing the love of fishing in newbies at an age when patience in untangling things is rarely a virtue.

SV spool control of Daiwa baitcasters might make them good starter reels for casting medium-size freshwater lures, if the child is responsible enough to be trusted not to drop it, step on it, dip it in the water, and so on.


If I have friends go fishing with me and they aren't very adept at casting, they get the SV reels.

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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:47 am

Cal wrote:America's Best Selling Reel?

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Introduction: There is perhaps a no more iconic fishing reel than the spincast. This reel, targeted at the novice angler as a transitional tool between spinning and casting is the go to reel on a countless number of rod and reel combo packages for children up to 12 years old. For those who never outgrow the simplicity of this style reel, Zebco makes an adult version with a full on brushed aluminum shell. In fact, this very same reel is touted as the top selling reel in America year after year! We felt it was about time we took a serious look at this number one seller, so here now, is our look at the vaunted, Zebco 33 spincast reel.

Complete Article: http://tackletour.com/reviewzebco33.html


If a good realiable spincasting reel was made, they might be easier to recommend.

The underspin style reels solve most of the problems (aside from line capacity, build quality, and refinement of course) highlighted in the review.

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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby BigG » Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:39 am

Enjoyed reading this review. The process of learning to cast was very similar to my 6 year old grandson. I have about a dozen of the 33 combos at the dock for visitors to bream fish. Have had guite a few guest catch decent bass on them fishing Pop R's. They cast 1/4 oz. Pop R's quite well.

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Math Error

Postby defish » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:37 pm

The review for the Zebco 33 has a math error one of the rating sections - it should be 13 out of 20, not 16 out of 20.

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Re: Math Error

Postby IlliniDawg01 » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:15 am

defish wrote:The review for the Zebco 33 has a math error one of the rating sections - it should be 13 out of 20, not 16 out of 20.


It wouldn't be a TT Review without a math error 8-)

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Re: America's Best Selling Reel?

Postby Zander » Mon Feb 06, 2017 7:50 am

Thanks guys, the error was in the performance ratings section and has now been addressed.


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