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Will I haven't fish in over 35 years and starting over with my 10 year old.

I just bought him a Zebco 33 Combo Rod and Reel and planing on ordering a Zebco Delta Combo Rod and Reel for myself.  We cought our first 14in Large Mouth Bass with a rubber worm with my son's reel, it cast's real nice and smooth hopefully the Delta will be better?  Maybe some day I will move up to a bait cast reel.  

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The Zebco will be fine for the boy, but you can do better. Give us your budget and we'll try to keep the "but if you spend an extra $50 you can have this" wolves at bay ;D

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Will I been out off work on WorkMan's Comp. for all most a year now So I didn't have a lot of money to spend ,  But I did find the Zebco Delta Combo for $33.95 Witch I thought was a pretty good deal to get started on.  I have been looking at the Bait Cast but find them to be expensive right now.  But did find a beginners package Bait Cast Reel & Rod with some tackle gear at a Dick's Sport Store around my price range and did happen to see a real nice Quantum Rod & Reel Combo for $119. my hands did start to shake a little when I hold it.

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Well, I'm a spinning reel guy myself, but I don't think baitcast is the way to go for you. Not because I don't like them, but they can be frustrating to learn on. You can get a decent spinning combo at Dick's for well under $100. Dick's always has a sale going on, also $10 off $50 purchase coupons pop up occasionally. Maybe someone can post a link for the coupon, I've never had any luck finding it online.

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Beware the reel seat on these reels will break under the pressure of a decent bass ;)

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I went with the Zebco Delta Combo to start with for $41. .

 Maybe next tax time I will get a good bait cast combo.  I've use the open face reels growing up but always wanted to get my hands on a bait cast.

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I Have the pinnacle platinum pro 40$ and pinnacle solene 50$ from wallmart. Both I found to be decent baitcasters for beginners. Havn't had a problem yet and find them really smooth and nice to cast. You could easily pair one of these with a cheapy rod to start off for about 80$ or so. Then upgrade the rod to a nicer one and then get a nicer real later on which I plan on doing.

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Will today I got to test the Zebco 33 Combo Rod and Reel to see if it would handle a big fish , I cought a 6lb Big Mouth Bass with a 6in tan rubber worm with a 10lb line   ;)  ;D

on a cloudy afternoon before the rain came in ,  It gave a good fight  

and the Zebco handle nicely !!

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zebcos rule for "ping" shot fishing!!!!! ;D go position yerself near a dock or over hanging trees push the zebco thumb release and grab yer line till your rod arcs and "ping" shoot your bait under the dock/overhangs...i still do this with the kids poles at the subdivision pond lmao reminds me of being 10 again.

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