zebco 808 boss hawg combo


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    Default zebco 808 boss hawg combo

    Was thinking about getting my nephew one of these combos at walmart,but I couldn't find any info so i called zebco and they told me that it holds 150 yards of 20lb test and the gears were brass just wondering if this would be a good setup for cats up to 10 pounds?


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    I had a 808 I loaned out for years and it held up. They caught catfish up to 20 plus pounds on it. They also caught some big carp on it.


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    Not sure about the 808 Boss Hawg, but I've landed 20lb + cats with the 888 and the newer 808 saltwater (probably the same as any other 808 just stainless steel parts to hold up to the salt). I used these reels for years before I could afford high end baitcasters. I would definitely recommend these for someone just starting out. Easy to cast and use. They come prespooled with 20 lb but I would always fill em with 25 lb Ande and they casted/worked just fine.

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    Think Wal-Mart had a combo like that with a blinking bite alert. As a beginner set-up, should do well.

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    Zebco is the ole American standard reel. Perfect for starting him out.


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    i wish i could find a few of the old 808's they were ssdang good reels,but the new one suck aass...

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliswood View Post
    Think Wal-Mart had a combo like that with a blinking bite alert. As a beginner set-up, should do well.
    The ole' hawg seeker combo!!! I had one of those 4 years ago when i first started going after cats!! I loved that thing and it was cool.....until i was reeling it in as fast as it would roll with 50lb spiderwire and it caught a snag... and when it did , my hand was still going round and round wiith the handle!! snapped her right off!! ;)

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    I still use one of those 808 Boss Hawg combos every now and then. As a matter of fact I caught about a 9 lb flathead on mine Saturday night. I use mine sparingly, mostly at night to avoid backlashes on my Abus. I guess the biggest fish I've caught on mine was abt a 15 lb carp, but as I said, don't use it much. I put 25 lb test Big Game mono on mine. Don't know if it would handle a line zipping 20 lb striper or not, but I'm confident it would bring in some big fish.

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    I've got one of these and my grandsons love it. No snarled bird nests to untangle and casts easy.

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    Good for starting them out, he'll be ready to step it up before long! :>


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