Improvements to Zebco’s ‘Tow Truck’ reels
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Zebco claims that its 808 and 888 are fishing’s most popular large spincast reels – so it’s no surprise that the company will enter 2016 with improved models.
Both versions have a thumb button that is now anchored to the body of the reel for a much more solid feel. Both also have a hardier anti-reverse system.
Describing the reels as ‘tow trucks’ for large species like blue catfish and muskies, Zebco has modified the spool internally to create a non-slip surface for anglers who often use braided line.
The drag system has been improved to cover a wider range of drag settings and the snub-off component has been enhanced to allow anglers to cast heavy lures or lead without fear of slippage during the cast.
In the interests of tangle-free fishing, there is a uniquely designed T-ring that greatly reduces the line’s ability to travel behind the spinnerhead.
Both the 808 and 888 feature a 2.6:1 Power Drive. The 808 comes factory spooled with 20lb line. The stainless-covered 888 is ready to go out of the box with 25lb test and a large stamped stainless Power T handle.
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