zebco hawg seeker

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by DMFW_5, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. DMFW_5

    DMFW_5 New Member

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    I bought my brother a hawg seeker spinning reel and a heavy action 8ft rod for his birthday last sept. i used it this weekend and the handle broke off catching a 10 pound channel in a swift current. I set the hook went to reel and the handle snapped as the fish ran, I turned the spool by hand and still landed it.
     
  2. DLB-in-GR

    DLB-in-GR New Member

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  3. DMFW_5

    DMFW_5 New Member

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    its funny because i have a 808 hawg seeker for my girlfriend and it works great but the spinning one is junk.
     
  4. coler0kw

    coler0kw New Member

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    ZEBCO, LIKE A WHOLE LOT OF MANUFACTERS HAVE SACRIFIED QUALITY FOR MONEY. THEY ARE NOW MADE OVERSEAS, CHINA I THINK, YOU CAN LOOK ON THE BOTTOM OF THE FOOT. MOST OF THEIR HANDLES NOW ARE SYNTHETIC AND WONT TAKE THE FORCE OF THE OLD METAL HANDLES. ALSO DONT DROP THEM OR THE HANDLES WILL BREAK.