The ultra-smooth Zebco® Delta™ Spincast Reels are constructed with double-anodized aircraft-grade aluminum covers for lightweight durability. Ideal for light to medium fishing situations, the Delta Spincast Reels are loaded with performance-based features including Continuous Anti-Reverse®, five bearing system, triple-cam multi-disc drag, multi-point positive pickup system, ceramic line guide and pickup pins, as well as Zebco's popular positive worm-gear drive train.
The smaller size of this is a really great niche product. I bought one for my 5 year old and one for my wife, who likes a spincast but also wants something lightweight. The drag feels nice, it casts and retrieves smoothly.
We've only fished it a few times now, so I'll update if durability proves to be lacking. But for a small spincast reel, its really lovely. I may even get another for a little light travel set up. Very handy little reel.
September 12, 2012
Great little reel
I bought the Zebco Delta with 6lb. test to bluegill fish with grand kids. This reel is very smooth, easy to cast and retrieve, and performs very well. I mounted it on a Bass Pro Power Plus 5' light action rod. What a nice combination! I'm well pleased with this set up.
June 17, 2012
Retrieve was not smooth near the end. Thougt there was too much line on spool but after removing some it did not help. Returned to Bass pro with no hassle and upgraded to the Z02 model...no problems.
October 26, 2011
wife loves them. we had to replace hers though the may 22,11 joplin tornado took hers
August 29, 2011
i bought 2 of these zd3 combo's for my daughters. they mostly use spinner baits and top water's. and on ocasion plastics such as a craw bug or wooly hawg tail. i want to respool these reels with a new line . With what i have given examples on what would be my best choice of line to install ???
For those baits described, you'll likely catch some bigger fish. I'd use no less than 10lb test. You will loose casting distance as you go heavier in diameter. Monofilament is best all around line for the baits you described, but I prefer Florocarbon for most all applications because of its lack of stretch and abrasion resistance, with the exception of top water fishing because Floro sinks. Not the best choice for top water baits unless they are using a constant retrieve. Thats why most fishermen (ladies) have more than one rod for multiple applications. 10lb test mono is probably your best all around choice.
No back crank. This would tangle the line inside the spool housing. Go with the larger gear ratio as it retrieves more line per handle turn. for example 5:1 is faster than 4:3. The only time I would buy a reel with a 4:3 gear ratio is if all I fished was deep diving crank baits with big bills that have a lot of drag when you reel them in. In this case you would want the slower gears so that the bait doesnt roll over when you retrieve it.
Both Omegas and Deltas coming in 2 sizes, small (2) and medium (3). The small (2's) are for 6lb. line and have a 1:3.24 retreival ratio and the (3's) are for 10lb test and have a 1:2.9 ratio. All have anti-back crank. The Omega Pro only comes in the medium (3) size.
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