Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 4 out of 5 by detroitfisherman Cant beat price!! i bought 2
My first fishing reel when I was a kid was a spincasting Zebco, so naturally when I had kids I did as my father did and got my son an zebco this is a great fishing reel very easy to use for kids and adults. Great for first timers young and old will last for years. it comes spooled with 10lb test don't know brand line , I re spooled with better line after third cast it bird nested on me after that no problems I use for panfish and small 2lb catfish my son landed but well built can handle bigger fish.
wish drag was a little more sensitive, but only down side I see is its only right hand retrieve
February 27, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by letsgofishin1 zebco 202 all potential nothing done yet
Bought this reel to test it's mechanics, design, ergonomics, construction and function. So much potential. Could be the best low-priced reel in existence if Zebco did a handful of things without having to use expensive materials or complicate the reel. It's forte is it's simplicity. If the below items were introduced, this reel would rank VERY high in rating:
1. Be left-hand convertible.
2. The single handle be roller-barrel or triangle paddle.
3. Thumb button be simple "L" shape lever, not press-
4. Larger line aperture.
5. Muted color (dark green, brown best).
6. Small diameter, tri-star drag.
This reel has great qualities not realized due to the absence of the four items above. It's qualities are:
1. Good balance.
2. Sits "back" in the reel seat.
3. Simple, uncomplicated.
5. Good line capacity (design).
6. Sits low.
Can't yet recommend this as a gift - Not Yet.
If the changes were adopted, I would personally own and use ten of these, rank it 5-stars and recommend everyone to fish with at least one, and recommend that every kid in America should have one - that's right, every single kid in America should own one!
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by nateeh Worst Reel Ever
This reel is horrible. It barely casts at all tangles all the time and the spool falls out
August 17, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by Tharp81 Garbage.
I bought this for my son to be his first fishing reel ever. Quite an honor for me to do so. Worked fine his first time out caught his first 10 fish on it. Broke the second fishing trip we went on. Will not cast anymore.
June 24, 2012