Big Cat

$44.99
Catfish are the second most fished-for freshwater species in America behind bass, and Zebco is launching an impressive offering of beefed-up reels called “Big Cat XT” to accommodate the serious value-minded anglers who passionately pursue them.
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Big Cat
$44.99

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Gear Ratio
Number of times the spool turns around with each turn of the handle. E.g. 4.3:1 means the spool turns 4.3 times with 1 handle turn. The higher the ratio, the faster you can retrieve your line.
Product Weight (oz)
Total weight of the reel. Lighter reels are generally easier to cast, help you detect fish bites better and keep your arm from getting tired!
Bearings
Number of ball bearings and roller bearings (usually listed as +1) to help your reel retrieve smoothly.
Anti-Reverse
This mechanism keeps your handle from turning backwards. Allows you to quickly hook a fish when it bites. Our QuickSet™ anti-reverse is good and Continuous anti-reverse is even better.
Hand Retrieve
Left or right hand retrieve. Most Zebco reels allow you to switch the handle to either side.
Mono Capacity
Number of yards of standard monofilament fishing line the reel will hold. E.g. 85/6 means the spool will hold 85 yards of 6 lb. test line.
IPT (in.)
Number of inches of line retrieved per turn of the handle. Higher IPT = faster retrieves. Good for fast-moving lures like spinnerbaits and for helping you stay hooked to fast-swimming fish.

*I.P.T. = Inches-Per-Turn retrieve rate

  • Powerful Magnum™ drag system
  • All-metal gears
  • Rigid graphite body and rotor
  • Instant Anti-Reverse clutch
  • Changeable right- or left-hand retrieve
  • Forged and machined aluminum spool
  • 5 Bearings (4 + Clutch)
Applications for use
For light applications like Panfish or Trout For medium applications like Walleye or Bass For heavy applications like Catfish or Striper or other Saltwater fish