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#11002246 - 07/26/15 09:26 PM using a 606 for big flatties
catdub Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 156
Loc: cleburne tx
Would a red zebco 606 freshwater combo with 25 lb test Berkley trilene big game solar collector work well for big flatheads ?

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#11002414 - 07/26/15 11:51 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
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Registered: 04/16/09
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Loc: Dallas, Tx
Depends on how big of a flatty...

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#11002755 - 07/27/15 09:25 AM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
J.StoneRepairs Offline
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Registered: 09/03/13
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Loc: Waco
If it straps the gears out you can always hand line it

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#11002790 - 07/27/15 09:40 AM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
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Don't know about the 606 but I landed a 31 lb flathead with an old Zebco 33 and 15 lb trilene caught in Denton creek when the water was up and flowing bank full.
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#11002816 - 07/27/15 09:47 AM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
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Im sure it would work. Wouldn't be my first choice, and probably wont be the longest lasting rig for the job.

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#11003167 - 07/27/15 12:11 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
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Registered: 06/15/12
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Loc: Abilene Texas
Zebco 808 should do the trick.
I have been pondering the idea of getting 1 Zebco 33 to go along with my ABU C3s. C3s are all i use, but when i was a kid 33s was all i had. ive been wanting to get 1 to see if i could catch a monster cat on 1.

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#11005621 - 07/28/15 01:16 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
Big Sam Online   content
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Loc: Arkansas
Give it a go and get pictures!! fish then give us a report..
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#11005810 - 07/28/15 02:37 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
RL206 Online   content
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Registered: 06/06/11
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Loc: Fate Texas
You may want to pull line to check to see if the drag is set and not seized up, you'll need a good working drag.

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#11010086 - 07/30/15 01:50 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: J.StoneRepairs]
taterpop Online   content
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Registered: 01/30/13
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Originally Posted By: J.StoneRepairs
If it straps the gears out you can always hand line it
That's a fault I've seen in them just getting into some nice channel cats.

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#11010233 - 07/30/15 02:57 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
CatfishAddiction Offline
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Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 1763
Loc: Midlothian, TX
They don't make them like the used to. I've thrown away a half-dozen Zebcos in the last few years just from sheer frustration over the poor build quality. Gears are all plastic and pot metal now, even in the 33 classics that still have the stamped metal housings. I keep a couple for my kiddos when we fish channel cat and panfish, but I've had 2-3 lb fish peel drag off of Zebcos with little effort. Not sure about the big boys since I get the small reels, but if the small reels are indicative of quality, it might be rough.

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#11010243 - 07/30/15 03:02 PM Re: using a 606 for big flatties [Re: catdub]
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Registered: 06/03/10
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Loc: Weatherford, TX
Not consistently. You'll be very upset if you lose a big fish due to sub-par gear. At least I would.
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