I was given one of these as a gift by my dad. I have since bought 5 more for my wife and kids. They are great for traveling. Very durable. We have landed a 26lb catfish with no issues as well as several Northern and Walleye. I love how much easier it is to pack up the car and take the family on a trip without breaking down the poles, etc...
However, I would recommend that you throw away the reel that comes with it. Total peice of junk. I bought a Rhino reel and replaced the junky one on my first fishing trip.
My young son had begged me to take him out fishing in a local pond for the first time. He always wanted to try it, so I thought this basic $20 Zebco kit would be the perfect starter for him.\n\nUnfortunately, after half an hour of frustration with an incredibly poorly made reel that kept locking and tangling inside, we gave up and returned everything to the store. Walmart should know better than sell this garbage.
very very heavy more than an 808\nhas bascially all the same features as an 808\ndepending on the time of year the 808 is much cheeper so basically same thing in my opinion just buy wich ever is cheeper and available at the time but read on to the end as I will recommend something to you\nthe 888 does have more ball bearings but the way it is desgined 90 degree off a bait cast reel it doesnt do much for the design\nalso it has lots of plastic exterior to much even the metal cover is only covering more plastic from the front spool cover be careful as it may crack\nI wanted the 888 becoz it is able to handle more heavy line\nBut it looks like the 733 is much better it is smaller, lighter and can handle also the heavier line, in the future I will tell ppl to purchase the 733 becoz of its superior advantages and not to mention it looks less bulky and more modern compared to the 888's \"SHIP ANCHOR LOOK\" but dont take my word for it go visit a local walmart or stare at the 808 reel its the biggest \"ANCHOR LOOK\" of the whole bunch in the fishing section at walmart, try the 733 I am next for sure !!!! oh and I think its much cheeper another PLUS AGAIN !!
My Bluegill fishing buddy got a Zebco Z02 Pro from Walmart.com, and his reel looked very nice! After using the reel a couple of days, my friend said that he thought the Z02 Pro reel didn't oscillate enough. So we compared the Z02 Pro to an older, silver colored standard Z02 of mine, and my friend was right. While the older, silver colored, standard Z02 oscillated reliably, the new Z02 Pro only oscillated when held vertical, and then the Z02 Pro's spool oscillated maybe 1\/4 as far as the older reel's spool. So, my fishing buddy returned his Z02 Pro.\n\nAfter seeing how slick the Z02 Pro looks, and considering that the price at Walmart.com was over $20 lower than BassPro, I ordered a Z02 Pro from Walmart.com. Well unfortunately, my new Z02 Pro had the same problem with spool oscillation. And further, my new Z02 Pro emitted a \"grinding \/ growling\" sound very similar to the Zebco 202's that I used as a child. So, I returned the Z02 Pro to my local Walmart store.\n\nOne final thought: Thank you Walmart for having knowledgeable and helpful employees in your return departments at your \"brick & mortar\" stores. It is nice not having to pay for return shipping on defective items from Walmart.com!
Bought this to take my young son fishing for the first time. The reel was literally attached to the rod using ZIP TIES, which were loose, so the reel fell of the first time I tried to cast.\n\nWhen I put it back together and tried (for some stupid reason) to cast again, the reel handle flew off! A small bolt holding the handle on simply fell off. My line got so tangled and unmanageable, I had to cut everything off and just returned the piece of junk to the store. Why would Walmart knowingly sell such obvious garbage?