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Zebco "33 Platinum"

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MSRP ($):
32.99

Zebco's top-of-the-line Zebco 33 spincast. Sturdy all-metal body, 5 bearings, Continuous Anti-Reverse™ and a 4.1:1 gear ratio for smooth, fast retrieves. Fish will practically feel honored to be caught. Pre-spooled with 10 lb. Cajun Line.

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2 reviews

Overall rating 
 
2.8
Craftsmanship 
 
2.5  (2)
Durability 
 
2.5  (2)
Versatility 
 
3.0  (2)
Value 
 
3.0  (2)
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Craftsmanship
How was the overall fit and finish for this product?
Durability
How well did this item hold up against the rigors of kayak fishing?
Versatility
Are you able to use this in many different situations?
Value
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shaun
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Craftsmanship 
 
4.0
Durability 
 
4.0
Versatility 
 
5.0
Value 
 
5.0

I think its a great spinets

Overall this is a top quality spincast reel. Super easy to use and the 5 bearings is nice. Of course you have to get rid of the junk cajun line that comes with it. Like any fishing reel, if you use crap line, you will get crap results. Put some kastking mono on it, casts like a dream. Im actually using this over my bait caster at the moment, just because of the more versatile it is.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Small Ponds
Used:
7-15 times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Great spinets
Cons:
reel itself is kinda cumbersome

Equipment Model

Model:
33 plat
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(Updated: December 20, 2015)
Overall rating 
 
1.0
Craftsmanship 
 
1.0
Durability 
 
1.0
Versatility 
 
1.0
Value 
 
1.0

Zebco 33Pl Platinum Spincast Reel

I remember back in the day when my mom and uncle would take me fishing. All they used was zebco 33's, and regular versions at that and they were an amazing reel. Now they are very cheaply made. I have been through about 8 of these reels in the past years. The drag system is junk. It either slips when retrieving just your lure or a fish sometimes.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Small Ponds
Used:
30+ times

Pros & Cons

Pros:
Cheap, Nice design
Cons:
Cheap, Faulty drag system, No longer made in USA, Typical throw away after a year reel

Equipment Model

Model:
33 Platinum
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