New Products for 2017!

Zebco Protégé™ Answers Call for More Baitcasting Reels

Angling consumers often ask Zebco why they don’t make more baitcasting reels – proving Zebco isn’t just a ‘spincast’ company, but instead, a respected fishing brand in the minds of those that love to fish.

The new ProtégéTM reel will go far in satisfying consumer requests for an affordable Zebco baitcasting reel for under fifty bucks.

Built with a lightweight metal aluminum spool, an external magnetic cast control allows anglers to dial-in precise preferences in the braking system no matter how light the lure, or how strong the wind is blowing.

Protégé offers a great all-around 6.1:1 retrieve speed, operated on a 3 bearing system, and when your best bite of the day comes, a disc drag system will lend reassurance during the fight.

When purchased as a combo with the rod, anglers will be very impressed at the lightweight graphite blank, natural split-grip cork handle, and tough-to-tear-up lightweight guides. Early field-testers say the rod feels far pricier than what you’ll have to pay.


New Zebco® Bullet™ is the Fastest Spincast Reel Ever

New for 2017, Zebco, the most recognized brand in fishing, introduces the fastest version ever of the tangle-free reel they made famous. Appropriately named Bullet – it’s faster than all spincast reels, and even faster than 6.1:1 baitcasting reels, and a size 20 spinning reel.

Geared at 5.1:1, Bullet picks up an unprecedented 29” of line with each revolution of the handle – a handle that’s padded with unique-feeling new GripEm™ knobs. Many field test anglers reported the surface of the handle felt even a bit tackier when they’re wet, much like a wide-receivers gloves.

Clearly this is not a discount-priced, two weekends per year, kind of spincast reel – but instead a high-end performance reel designed for anglers that know the value of a premium built spincast reel – and much of Bullet’s class-of-its-own performance comes with true innovation developed by Zebco like friction eliminating casting and retrieving.

Friction has always been a hindrance to spincast reels, but Zebco engineers have eliminated a huge amount of friction with a dual-bearing supported pick-up pin, so that line just rolls smoothly over the pin, plus the line guide hole in the all metal front cover is only 3mm – which was proven in testing to reduce friction and lead to much longer casts.

Speaking of smooth, Bullet contains a 100% CNC machined cut, high strength, brass drive gear, and 9 bearings, all working to create the sort of high-end speedy performance Zebco feels a passionate responsibility to deliver.