Zebco® 808 Bowfisher Reel
- Tough, powerful and right on target
- Ball-bearing drive system
- Power torque metal gear set for more cranking power
- Dial-adjustable dual-cam drag system
- Dual ceramic pickup pins
- Built-in Hook Keeper™
- Auto Bait Alert™
- Multi-stop anti-reverse
- Changeable right/left-hand retrieve
- Prespooled with 80 lb. braided line
The new and improved version of Zebco's 808 Bowfisher Reel is right on target. Offering superior toughness and greater power, the 808 Bowfisher is equipped with a smooth, stainless steel ball bearing drive, dual ceramic pickup pins, precision metal gears with power torque gear-set for greater cranking power and a wide range, dial-adjustable Dual-Cam drag system. The 808 Bowfisher Reel is prespooled with 80 lb. braided line.
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Do not be confused by the model number. There are different variations of the Zebco 808 reel.
For the best possible performance from any reel. It is normally best to stick with the type and size line that the company that made the reel rated it for. One size smaller line usually works fine.
Two of the variations that I own. One variation is assembled for salt water fishing. Another has a few less features and was intended for fresh water catching catfish. Both have all metal gears and bearings rather than bushings.
For even heavier use the Zebco 888 is also available. The 888 comes with 25 lb test mono filament line.
With proper maintenance these are reels that should survive hard use and some abuse for many years.