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May 19, 2024 18:27:54   #
jvdarling77 Loc: statenville GA
 
My wife has always used a normal spin cast reel. Like a zebco 33 or anything similar to that. Is there a nicer reel that is made the same but made to hold bigger line? 12-20# test? Thanks

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May 19, 2024 19:08:09   #
Fredfish Loc: Prospect CT.
 
jvdarling77 wrote:
My wife has always used a normal spin cast reel. Like a zebco 33 or anything similar to that. Is there a nicer reel that is made the same but made to hold bigger line? 12-20# test? Thanks


The Zebco 808 Saltfisher holds 145 yds of 20 lb mono.
The 888 holds 120 yds of 25 lb mono.
Here's the link.

https://www.zebco.com/en/reels

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May 19, 2024 20:03:13   #
OJdidit Loc: Oak Creek Wisconsin
 
jvdarling77 wrote:
My wife has always used a normal spin cast reel. Like a zebco 33 or anything similar to that. Is there a nicer reel that is made the same but made to hold bigger line? 12-20# test? Thanks


Daiwa, Pflueger and Zebco are trusted names

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May 19, 2024 22:24:27   #
1Oldboat42 Loc: Kearney, Nebraska
 
jvdarling77 wrote:
My wife has always used a normal spin cast reel. Like a zebco 33 or anything similar to that. Is there a nicer reel that is made the same but made to hold bigger line? 12-20# test? Thanks


My wife has used many of the 33's but wore out 2 or 3 each year. A couple of years ago I got her the Omega and the Delta reels which works good for the fresh water fishing we do, lg mth bass, walleye, crappie and the like. But this year I bought her the bullet mg which is light weight yet durable. Light weight is important because we're getting o*****.
She really likes it and the retrieve is super fast. It can hold 12# test line but we opt for 10# mono maximum for trolling for walleye. These fish can give you a good fight so we have learned to use the drag system extensively. That has accounted for bringing in lots of fish and kept us from loosing as much tackle. What ever you decide I think it's prudent to get the best one you can afford.
And yes this reel can take braided.

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May 20, 2024 08:02:17   #
kandydisbar Loc: West Orange, NJ
 
I use Shimano reels.

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May 20, 2024 13:24:25   #
RJW Loc: Hutchinson, KS
 
Around $30 on amazon



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May 20, 2024 18:57:05   #
dorseyl1
 
Zebco makes a really nice big reel the 888 is really nice and Will handle braid if you would like. Try Walmart have used for catfish works well.

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May 20, 2024 19:38:07   #
jvdarling77 Loc: statenville GA
 
Thanks for the advice!

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May 21, 2024 01:52:37   #
rayblock Loc: Palmer, Alaska
 
I have used Garcia Abu-Matic 170 reels and I really liked them. I don't know if they make them anymore. I used 15 lb line on them. Now I have been using spinning reels

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