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Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? #14213265 12/06/21 09:13 PM
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Just came across this Abu Garcia Zata baitcast for $40 off at $129 and thought it was a good deal. Does anyone have any experience with this particular reel. How does it compare to the SX? Just looking for a little feedback before I pull the trigger and the wife figures out what I am doing. I attached the link below if anyone is interested. Let me hear your thoughts.

Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast


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Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: C DUBB] #14213419 12/07/21 12:12 AM
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I'd like to know myself how these perform. I've been buying the ABU Garcia Pro Max reels; they are a mixture of Black Max and Revo technology. I've been buying them off Ebay remanufactured at a really good price. The price kind of varies because they are usually put up as an auction item. I also have the Lew's Laser MG reels but prefer the Pro Max over the Laser MG mainly because if the Laser MG gets dry of oil they have a tendency to malfunction. You can't beat them as long as you keep them oiled. The Pro Max is more tolerant of being dry.


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Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: C DUBB] #14214133 12/07/21 08:56 PM
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I have used both the spinning and baitcasting models of the Zeta lineup from Abu Garcia and have been very impressed. As far as the baitcaster goes it is a very smooth casting reel that is comfortable in the hand and is fairly light as well. There isn't much you cannot do with that reel technique wise especially with the 7.1:1 gear ratio. If I were you I would pull the trigger as that is a steal of price for that reel.

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Seems awfully heavy.

Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: TX Bass Ninja] #14214181 12/07/21 09:47 PM
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Thanks for your advice. I think I will for that price point.


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Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: C DUBB] #14214378 12/08/21 12:43 AM
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Hank Cherry used it on his Jerkbait rod to win the Bassmaster Classic.

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I guess that is proof enough right there.....


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Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: Fast Lane] #14215094 12/08/21 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Fast Lane
Hank Cherry used it on his Jerkbait rod to win the Bassmaster Classic.


Take that with a grain of salt. Pros gat paid to push a product.

Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: tmd11111] #14223935 12/18/21 02:28 AM
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Hank Cherry used it on his Jerkbait rod to win the Bassmaster Classic.


Take that with a grain of salt. Pros gat paid to push a product.

He still won the Bassmaster Classic with one.....

Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: Duke 22] #14224035 12/18/21 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Duke 22
Seems awfully heavy.


Amazon site say 9.5 oz item weight but the ABU site specs say 7.5 oz so that's actually pretty good.



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Re: Abu Garcia Zata Baitcast $40 off. Is this a good reel? [Re: C DUBB] #14224080 12/18/21 10:20 AM
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Amazon haves it at $ 15.00 off


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