Grandson did a great job breaking-in his new Zebbie/Ugly Stik GX2 combo by landing 3 beautiful rainbows!! Glad I bought him sumpin a lil better than a typical kids Mickey Mouse grade as those rainbows sure put up a battle!! His mom & dad cooked trout for dinner last evening and loved them!!
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Nice! I always thought those Zebco reels were a pretty good rig for how inexpensive they were.
Yes CS they are a good value. Grandson handled the spincast reel pretty good. I did have a few practice sessions with him so he wasn't totally green. The first rainbow was the largest about 16" and he really was overwhelmed with how much it fought and jumped!! I know one thing for sure I don't want the Mrs at the net when I'm bringing-in a large flounder!! lol
LOL Dave!! He outfished ole Pap too!! I made a couple casts with a spinner & they had no interest. I didn't try the magic Powerbait that the Grandson used. They had a special blended mixture that looked like a cornmeal/dough mix....likely similar to the pellets the trout grew-up on!! Prolly shoulda brought some home to try in a local stream!! Only charged $2 for a container.
The Ugly sticks with the Zebco reels that each of my sons got for his first rod are still hanging in the garage. Never had any trouble with them.
Their simplicity is hard to beat plus minimal tanglements!! I have a Abu Garcia 5500C baitcaster I may introduce him to next year. Has decent/easy to tune linear magnetic brake system vs centrifugal to help control those nasty backlashes!
Man....I hate bait caster reels. I always got 'em tangled. I think it was a virus.....the "Bait Caster Virus!"
LOL!! Know whut you're saying Dave as over the years I went through quite a few until I landed on 2 baitcasters that put all that in my rearview mirror. I'm now down to 2 that are my "go to" work horses: (1) Shimano Calcutta CT400 & a (2) Penn International 965. Of course.....won't find either at a local Wally!