most of the problems with this reel is the red cast line. zebco cajun line comes in red cast, lightning, and advantage. i only use lightning, and advantage. advantage is a copolymer and is there best line. you can buy all of these in a clear version. zebco say's the red line is hard for fish to see under 3 feet of water, but i am not sold on them yet. there is alot of good fishing line out there, trilene, suffix, stren, spider wire just a few, my problem with these new reels is how easy the covers can come off. if the line is not broken then the front cover is okay, but if the back comes off and falls in water, then it's lost. the older reels had a lock screw to prevent this. to day every thing is about money, and now zebco has a new 2014 33 reel so , is it better. i can only say time will tell. i still have 3, 33 reels that i have had for 45 years and i still use them, they have USA on them. go to zebco.com to see the new 2014 33's you may want to wait. one trick i used was silacon sealent to glue the back covers on between servicing. this does not glue them permanently. good fishing,
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