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I need a spincast for crappie, but it cant be crappy. Im leanin toward a zebco 11, anything better?

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    I need a spincast for crappie, but it cant be crappy. Im leanin toward a zebco 11, anything better?

  • #2
    Anything but Zebco will do!!

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    • #3
      Any company including zebco makes decent equipment. Typically what you pay is in direct proportion to the quality of the equipment.

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      • #4
        What's wrong with a Zebco? Nothing. For crappie, spool it with with 6lb test. It will also handle smallmouth if drag is set correct. I also love 8lb test, that gives some room for error if your fishing good bass waters. If your going for nothing but bass get 10-12lb test.
        I believe your thinking of the Zebco 33, good reel for starting out, no need to get fancy and, you may use it for the rest of your life.

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        • #5
          Have had real bad luck with Zebco. To each his own....

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          • #6
            If you can find one, the Johnson Century 100 reel and any good casting rod will work wonders. I bought a couple 100's a few years back, still use them, but when you do get them, take them apart and remove the tacky grease and use a good reel oil.

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            • #7
              Ive also had bad luck with zebco. I would go with a Plueger spinning reel. The Pflueger maxx and president are both very good choices. Theyre durable and also spin smoother than anything ive ever used

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              • #8
                I recently bought 2 Pflueger Presidents, one in ultra-light, one in full size, and I've been very impressed w/both. Used the ultralight almost exclusively for 4 days straight on a trout fishing trip, and it worked flawlessly. As for Zebco, their Omega thumb-casters are top of the line. Yeah, they're thumb-casters, but they're made very well and they last. I've had one for 6 years, and have caught literally hundreds of panfish and bass w/it. All I do is clean it well and re-spool it w/6# mono every spring, and the thing just plain works. My kids snag em all the time, so I went w/ a quality spincast cuz they don't know how to use them yet!

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                • #9
                  I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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                    I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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                      I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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                        I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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                          I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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                            I agreed with Beekeeper answer!

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