The Zero Hour Bomb Company got its start back in 1932 manufacturing electric time bombs for use in oil drilling. In 1947, R.D. Hull approached the company with an idea for a new fishing reel that promised never to backlash on the user. By 1949, the company was in full production mode, delivering these new Spincast reels to customers everywhere. Because of confusion surrounding the company's name, it officially updated the moniker to Zebco in 1956, and the name has stuck ever since.
Today, the Zebco name is one of the most recognizable in the fishing industry, as the brand has continued to innovate over the ensuing decades. Now, you can find Zebco fishing products at just about every sporting goods and fishing specialty store in the country, including here at Norton Sporting Goods. Read on for Zebco's tips for choosing the right fishing reel, followed by a look at some of the brand's top-rated products.
Choosing the Right Reel
Zebco offers four primary reel types, and each is suitable for different styles of anglers. The original Spincast reel is virtually foolproof, making it suitable even for novice fishing enthusiasts. Traditional spinning reels are better for those who have a bit more experience, as they are trickier to cast accurately. Zebco also makes a proprietary Triggerspin reel that combines the ease of a Spincast with the more realistic feel of a spinning reel. This type of reel is suitable for all skill levels. Finally, a baitcast reel is best for the most experienced anglers. However, once you master it, it provides the best distance and accuracy when casting.
Zebco's Winning Products
It should come as no surprise that four out of five of Zebco's best-selling reels are Spincast models. These are the Omega ZO3 and Omega ZO3PRO, and the 33 and 33 Platinum models. The final entry in the top five is the 202 pre-spooled box. Each comes with its own unique benefits and very few drawbacks, so don't be shy about asking one of our sales associates to help you select the perfect reel for your needs, preferences, fishing locations and skill level.
Stock Up for Your Next Fishing Trip at Norton
We have everything you need for a successful fishing excursion here at Norton, and we welcome you to visit our shop any time to see everything that we have to offer. In addition to fishing rods, reels and more, we also stock hunting, archery and camping gear, among many other outdoor items. Our team members are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the products we sell, as they are all avid users themselves. There's nothing quite like a bit of personal experience to provide unique insights into which products are best for your needs. Come by and see us today to learn more!