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Zebco® 808 Bowfisher Reel

   

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808BOWCP

Left/Right

2.6:1

Line Capacity:
80/130

Braid Capacity:
80/30

Ball Bearings:
1

Recovery:
19" Per Turn

Reel Weight (oz):
20
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  • SKU: 1222889

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  • 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.

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by not for bow fishing I purchased this real for hunting carp it would be a great reel for regular fishing with a pole but doesn't work so well for bow fishing the reel doesn't let the line out smooth enough to shoot very far it slows down the velocity of the arrow to much making it impossible to shoot at anything more then 10 feet away. June 2, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great reel I give this reel five stars because I love it. This reel is smooth as ever and casts great. I've purchased a couple of them now, and will probably be back for more. March 4, 2008
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No, the bowfishing real seat is sold separate.
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I am curently drawing 60lbs and just shy of 300fps. im using a botech dimond razor edge.

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Yes, with proper line and accessories you shouldnt have an issue.
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It attaches to a real seat that you also buy. The real seat screws into where you would typically mount a stabilizer.
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You need item 38-883-429-00 Muzzy Anchor Reel Seat.
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Presto!! >>> http://www.basspro.com/Muzzy-Anchor-Reel-Seat/product/101243/-1031395
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I think it would be best to get the saltwater version which has stainless parts.
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yes you can use it for salt water fishing but should wash it off in warm soapy water before putting it away
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This is a common reel used to shoot fish with your bow.
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no it is not just a name you attach this reel to your bow and fire arrows into the fish and then reel it in with the bow reel, go find a video at your local library or check on the net for a video of someone bow fishing..it will explain alot....
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This Bowfisher reels intended use is for fishing with a bow and arrow. It comes equipped with 80 lb test Dacron Line instead of mono filament. The normal fishing versions of the 808 come with 20 lb test mono filament line.

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.
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