Zebco Delta Spincast Reel
this is a very good product, it preforms well in all types of weather except winter conditions in northern minnesota but i dont think i will try that out either, loved the cajun line prespooled on there, very smooth but takes a bit of getting used to the slow butter smooth reeling and only one bad thing about it, once in a while the pickups will rub on the inside of the case not enough to do damage but enough to feel it and hear it on a calm day, but over all a very good buy
July 28, 2010
The Best Spincast Reel I've owned
I've been spincasting all my life. The last couple of years, I've gone through over a dozen cheap, shoddy reels from various manufacturers. Finally, I found a good one. The Delta reel is well crafted, made of good materials. I own both models. I highly recommend it.
July 27, 2010
I've used the Omega since they came out. When I saw the Delta was the same reel without the extra spool and $20 less than the Omega, this is now my #1 go to reel. Has a quality feel since it's not plastic.
June 4, 2010
It'll Earn It's Keep
I looked at the Omega, but couldn't justify the price tag. So I decided to try this one instead. I've used Zebco Spincasters off and on throughout the years and have honestly never had any of the problems reviewers here are talking about. Of course I've always respooled each reel (no matter what brand/type) out of the box before first fishing and then shoot some dry land practice casts to ensure everything is working properly.
Before buying this I owned a Platnium 33 that was excellent and in many ways out-fished my other reels. The bottom line is that Zebco, and spincasters, get a bad reputation but in all honesty can run with any baitcaster/spinning reel on the market.
This reel is a good choice for a second or primary combo, that feels very solid (you'll enjoy the reeling action), and its well made. There have been many days where I took this reel (on a Rhino rod) and nothing else.
Finally for those who are having trouble with casts, for what reason I'm not sure, respool with SpiderWire Flurocarbon .... talk about distance .. I cast so far at times I'm actually scared to hook anything.
March 29, 2010