New rig

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by kat in the hat, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I got a Zebco Big Water combo for christmas. It's a 7' medium/heavy rod with a closed face reel. I know it's not expensive, but I wondered if any of you have used one, and if it's a fairly decent rig. I usually use a spinning reel, but beggars can't be choosers. It does have a bait clicker which is cool.
     
  2. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    It'll git 'r done. My son brought in an 8 lb river blue cat on a spin cast rig cheaper than that one, who knows what the original line was? He beached the cat fish and the line broke. We did get to fry him up, though...good eating.
     

  3. richard dunbar

    richard dunbar New Member

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    Yep I have one now, the rod is real good but the reel lasted for 2 1/2 fish over 20 lbs and then stripped to here and gone. Its no good any more. I put a abu garcia on it and have caught 4 ft sharks, so the rod is good to go.
     
  4. CatfishHateMe

    CatfishHateMe New Member

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    i never use that factory line, its almost like they put some dang floss on it or sumthin. pretty bad when your fishing line has a minty flavor to it from the floride:lol: tip #148 always replace the pre spooled line on your reels. to much memory and smells like floride:wink:
     
  5. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    That's kinda what I figured. I'm not very fond of flosed face reels anyway. Too used to spin casters. The rod seems hefty though.
     
  6. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    well hope fully youl get some use out of the reel and alot outa the rod
     
  7. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    I don't use spin cast equipment. He bought the thing for his wife, she won't learn how to use a spinning reel, just like she says she can't learn to drive a stick shift car. He just brought it along on the trip to use as a spare and you know how it is when you have an extra rod and are set up on a bank fishing, through out everything you've got. As for myself, I only spool with name brand line, the stuff the factory puts on spin cast reels looks like poop warmed over.
     
  8. kat in the hat

    kat in the hat New Member

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    I just use spin casters because that's what I'm used to. I figure the fewer parts to screw up the better. For me anyhow. As for line, I got hooked on cajun red 35# this summer, and love it compared to fireline, spider wire, and big game line. Seems to be strong, and knots tie well. I hope to catch a fish big enough to fry that zebco POS reel so I can get a new one. Oh, and I hate it when someone holds a spin casting reel upside down like a closed face reel. Makes me think wow you're dumb.
     
  9. catman872

    catman872 Member

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    Doesnt mean they're dumb, just means they havent fished much.
     
  10. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Matt congrats on your new rod and reel. I hope it does a good job for you. Kepp us posted on the results. It may help you break your personal best this year. Good Fishing.:cool2:
     
  11. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    i have a zebco 808...i think thats what comes with the big water combo. well i think its a great reel and it has lasted over a year of jam-packed fishing. as long as you take care of it it'll be a good reel.
     
  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Congrats on that new reel, and put it to the test and get a new one lol.