Customer reviews

Customer Reviews | 16 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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16 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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16 reviews | 3.8 out of 5

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walmart only,still looking
9/12/2015

Customer review by crawfishbill

5.0 stars 9/12/2015 by crawfishbill
by crawfishbill

I have not found this combo no where else. i had to email zebco to find out anything about it. First off the rod is rated 20 lb. test, i would have guess more it is a solid fiber glass upper section, more glass than you will ever see on a ugly stik. and glass rods are still some of the most strongest fishing rods today. This is one of zebcos best looking rod. The reel being a 808 is made the same as a authentic 808 and catfish fighter except its handle it has a double while they both have single handle.This reel also has a metal front cover and they do not. All three of them do not have any bearings they use brass bushings, this works good as long as you keep them lubed. Only 808 MAG, 808 BOW FISHER and 808 SALTFISHER has bearings , these are better reels. but i have use all of them and the hawg has work with out any problems. I only use them for catfish , bottom fishing and have used large mono up to 30 lb test xl trilene , and 25 lb p line with no casting problems. A lot of problem with reels start at the store with people reeling the reels with the drag off this will twist the line in the reel , sometimes damage to the reel and line . make sure this has not happen before you buy.

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crawfishbill
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Pretty Good
9/17/2008

Customer review by Shaan

4.0 stars 9/17/2008 by Shaan
by Shaan

This is a real nice one. 20lbs of line strength is good for any amateur fisherman. Your bait needs to be heavy if you want to pitch it at a distance beyond 40 feet or so. Also, (for right handers) make sure that your left had is at the extreme bottom of the rod when you are pitching it - that adds an extra support and lets your bait land at what ever distance you want it to.

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Shaan
San Antonio, TX
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:25 - 34
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
9/6/2008

Customer review by sdta468

5.0 stars 9/6/2008 by sdta468
by sdta468

This is the fourth Zebco Hawg 808 that I have purchased and I am very satisfied with them. I would recommend them to anyone.

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sdta468
Midway, KY
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:5 - 6 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
7/13/2008

Customer review by flowerlass

5.0 stars 7/13/2008 by flowerlass
by flowerlass

real easy to use and strong enough to catch anything i want.

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flowerlass
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:Once per week
Excellent Catfish Combo!!!
6/9/2008

Customer review by Buck6565

5.0 stars 6/9/2008 by Buck6565
by Buck6565

It's from Zebco, Trust the name. It will never let you down. Remember your first rod and reel? Mine was a Zebco. Nuff said!!! Great Rod and Reel at a great price! Highly recommended!!!

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Buck6565
Minnesota
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:1 week or less
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Good Fishgetter
5/18/2009

Customer review by Dogrunner37

5.0 stars 5/18/2009 by Dogrunner37
by Dogrunner37

A Real Good Buy...Pulled A 25# Flathead In Just Great And Still Goin...Great Combo At A Cheap Price

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Dogrunner37
Evansville, Indiana
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
good for everybody
11/27/2008

Customer review by LOVEFISHING

5.0 stars 11/27/2008 by LOVEFISHING
by LOVEFISHING

i would recommend this product because this reel can take a beating and keep on going ive let other people use it and its very easy to fix when they get line tangled up in the reel........its easy to use and its a easy reel to use .........its for any person that likes to go fishing .

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LOVEFISHING
Lorena,tx
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
bosshawg
9/11/2015

Customer review by mike

5.0 stars 9/11/2015 by mike
by mike

the boss hawg rod and reel combo are great they held up well I caught a 9 pound small mouth bass with no pro blem

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mike
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Very poor reel...
8/6/2009

Customer review by Shinerod

2.0 stars 8/6/2009 by Shinerod
by Shinerod

Rod is sturdy, however the reel doesn't cast well, and completely tangled up inside to the point of destroying the reel. Could not repair it. Lasted about 1 month.

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Shinerod
Kalamazoo, MI
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:35 - 44
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
Decent outfit
9/13/2009

Customer review by abuman

4.0 stars 9/13/2009 by abuman
by abuman

Purchased last two at local wal-mart. Seems I received the best and the "not so best". One reel works like a champ. Can cast far with only 2 oz of weight. Happy with it. Other reel will not cast over 50 feet. Not sure what is going on, but am going to try a 15 or 17 lb line to see if it changes. Lastly, I am not truely happy with the drag on either reel. Even though the range from zero to full is adequate, the desired setting seems to have a very small window. At one point is it too light, and a small roll on the wheel makes it too heavy. ???? Anyway, a decent catfish rig for the money.

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abuman
Tennessee
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
what happened to zebco
9/13/2009

Customer review by ncarolinagma

1.0 stars 9/13/2009 by ncarolinagma
by ncarolinagma

Have used Zebco products for years. bought one of the hawg seekers and it didn"t last one fishing trip.I thought it had to be just a bad reel so I bought another one. well this one almost made it thru a one week vacation. Reel has very good strength and retrieval power but line hangs up in bait alert and the release button brought on both reels.

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ncarolinagma
north carolina
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Female
Usage:A few times per year
Good Rod, Bad Reel
8/3/2008

Customer review by saints35906

2.0 stars 8/3/2008 by saints35906
by saints35906

Had it for less than 2 weeks and the line release button broke in the middle of casting. button is plastic. Great until broke. Feel poor craftsman ship the problem.

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saints35906
North Alabama
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:45 - 54
Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
Gender:Male
Usage:Every few days
this is the worst reel that zebco ever made
2/9/2009

Customer review by catfishmaster

2.0 stars 2/9/2009 by catfishmaster
by catfishmaster

this reel is the worst reel i have ever bought with its nylon bearings and all i used it once and it just grings now

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catfishmaster
Would recommend to a friend? No
Age:18 - 24
Ownership:Longer than one year
Gender:Male
Usage:A few times per month
OK rod
8/19/2008

Customer review by j0hnk377y

3.0 stars 8/19/2008 by j0hnk377y
by j0hnk377y

The reel metal broke trying to pull in a large catfish. I would have thought the 20 pound line would has broke first, but the metal "T" securing the reel to the rod broke. Love Zebko, but I got a dud.

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j0hnk377y
Would recommend to a friend? No
Great Combo!
5/25/2008

Customer review by fishman08

5.0 stars 5/25/2008 by fishman08
by fishman08

This is a good quality rod and reel with 20lb line you can easly bring in the bass and even catfish! this is a great trolling rod but is a little bit of a challenge trying to cast with it because you can't cast very far with it, maybe 35 feet overall its a good rod and reel for the price

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fishman08
Ohio
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Ownership:2 - 3 months
Gender:Male
Usage:Once per week