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The Zebco ZO2PRO Fishing Omega 2 Pro Spincast Reel is a lightweight, high-performance spin-casting reel, that's 20-percent lighter than it's bigger sibling, the Zebco ZO3 PRO. The reel features incorporate materials often-found on high-end spinning reels, including Zebco's exclusive ultra-smooth multi-cam drag system. A spare spool, filled with Cajun line and an extended dual-knob power handle are included. The reel handle can be installed on either side for left or right-hand retrieving.
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 5.8 x 4.2 inches ; 10.1 ounces
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
- International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
- Origin: China
- ASIN: B005P4OH7I
- Item model number: ZO2PRO,06,BX3
I bought a cheapie spincast combo for her to try out and she liked it. After researching everything available I settled on …
8 people found this helpful.
We jig fish for trout with ultralight rigs. My wife just couldn’t get the hang of using an open-faced spinning reel. I bought a cheapie spincast combo for her to try out and she liked it. After researching everything available I settled on this reel for her. As I unpacked it I was impressed with the packaging, the instructions, extra handle and spool. The smoothness of the reel was OK but not as good as it should be. Very often new reels are not properly lubricated so i immediately took it apart to make sure. There is a paragraph on the instruction sheet titled “RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE”. It shows a picture of the disassembled reel along with points for oil and grease. Problem is they don’t tell you how to get the back cover off so you can do it. You have to unscrew the front cover and spinnerhead, then remove the spool. This will reveal the 2 screws holding the back cover in place. Once the back cover is off you’re ready to lube the reel. My reel had the typical blobs of grease here and there but there were parts of the gears that were dry. I spread the existing grease around making sure all gears were coated. I then oiled all bearings and shafts I could get to with Quantum Hot Sauce reel oil. Its expensive but its AMAZING stuff. After reassembly the reel was so much smoother running, a huge improvement. The next step was to remove the horrendous line that comes on the reel. It looks like coiled copper wire…….and feels like it too. I replaced it with Trilene XL monofilament (4 lb test for our type of fishing). The next chore was to find a proper casting rod to mount it on. There’s thousands of casting rods available but virtually none made for light spincasting. I ended up getting a 6ft BassPro MicroLite. This makes a good combination with the ZO2PRO. My wife loves her new rig and can get excellent distance with a 1/16oz jig. She’s gone from catching virtually nothing to really doing well. On our last 3 trips to the lake she’s caught a total of 28 trout including a 21in (approx 4 lb) brown trout. She really loves this reel. For her I’m giving it 5 stars. Me? Not so much. While I think this is the best spincast reel on the market, that’s still not saying much because they’re all pretty poor. The ZO2PRO is an improvement but still has a lot of cheapness about it. The fit of components is pretty sloppy. The drag wheel is poorly located and drag action isn’t very reliable. If your drag setting is important then you’d better check it often. The “Level-Wind Oscillating Spool System” isn’t level winding. The spool moves fore and aft a measly 1/8in and the line forms a mound in the center of the spool. However, I do have to say the reel casts very well and the wife has had zero problems with line handling inside the reel. The quick change spool is a great feature and the spare spool is a nice touch. The spare spool is either carbon fiber or plastic and doesn’t fit the shaft nearly as well as the metal spool installed on the reel. The extra handle is nice but the handle thing is really weird. The double handles curve outward from the reel and feel pretty good. The single handle, for some reason, curves inward and interferes with the thumb on my rod hand. The wife’s hands are smaller and she doesn’t have that problem. After all this, what’s the bottom line? If you absolutely MUST have a spincast reel then this is the one to get. Before you take it fishing, lubricate it well and put a good quality line on it. I think you’ll be pretty happy with it..
Well worth the money
3 people found this helpful.
I guess this review is more about me than the reel to determine what I mean when I say WOW….I like this reel……I took it for a try as soon as it was delivered today and found it ready to go and a very nice reel. I’m loving it, and it, will not only make my fishing time more enjoyable, but more often…..I’m closing in on 70 real quick so you know not too much impresses me anymore…..but admittedly I’m an occasional fisherman, and have always bought my gear off the rack and they usually were the Zebco products, which weren’t the lowest end, but certainly not high priced…..This thing makes casting easy, and the more I fish, the better it got….I could poke that bait and hook just about where I wanted itspl and cast a good distance flawlessly with only a tiny split shot on…..It works great and it looks and feels right…..
I really love the reel
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PLEASE read “reel quick” (ha,ha) before ordering… PRO’s: very high quality reel and smooth as butter, durable frame and foot/seat, interchangeable spool!! (awesome feature). HOWEVER,… Con’s: 1.**the spool that comes mounted can be on so tight that it is almost impossible to get off to change out **, and this happened to me and I called and was told to either send it in or re-order (why didn’t they know about or fix the problem for the price of this reel?). 2. the twin handle that comes with it has one handle that does not turn as freely as the other (very noticeable) so much so that it makes it very awkward and hardly smooth (again.. why?). Overall, I really love the reel, but have no idea why it should have the problems mentioned above as the price of the reel is quite high for this type of reel. IF you get one that doesn’t have the issues, you quite likely have acquired on of the most perfect “push button” reels ever made!
Omega ZO2 Pro
38 people found this helpful.
Anyone who thinks spincast reels are toys should should try fishing with this one. I fish with baitcasters, spinning, and spincasting. They all have their purposes, but like most people used to high end baitcasters and spinning reels, when I used most spincasting reels they did remind me of cheap toys. Not this one. It is built like a tank and should last many years with proper care. It looks very high quality and very high performance. When you fish with it you don’t have any issues with the reels performance even if you expect the best. The best in spincast is what you get with this reel. This reel has been problem free for me when fishing and has been a pleasure to use. It does have a rather slow retrieve speed, but thats not a problem for me. I would like to see Zebco make a smaller 4 lb line size ( a ZO1 ? ). Don’t pass this reel up thinking the price is too high because for what you get the price is more than reasonable. It is hands down the top spincast reel I’ve ever fished. Zebco did themselves proud on this one.
Easy to use, no bird nesting
Will let you know more once I have used it. In the meantime I will say it looks really nice and it’s winding feels smooth. I have used Zebco reels in the past. This type of reel is my favorite as they are extremely easy to use and make fishing fun and effortless in casting and reeling. There are those who would have you believe that only a sissy would use this type of real, not capable of mastering more complicated ‘birds nests’ casting reels. Well, I will tell you this, I am no sissy and the last thing I want to do is mix complicated and fishing together to get a frustrating vacation. This reel is a good choice for any man, woman or child.
I mostly use spinning however purchased one of these for a youngster to embark on the sport of fishing and enjoy the experience
They have come a long way in spincast technology. I mostly use spinning however purchased one of these for a youngster to embark on the sport of fishing and enjoy the experience. In the process of instruction I was amazed at how effortless this was to use. The youngster took right to it and by the end of the day was casting great, and most importantly loving it. I must say I took it for a spin and was astonished at the ease of casting as well as the casting distance. So much so I am ordering one for myself for panfishing. Note I purchased an inexpensive Ugly Stick to match with this reel. The main reason is they will take the beating that occurs when all youngsters start out.
Tried a Diawa Silvercast 80. Felt solid and liked it but would hang up on the third or forth cast like clockwork. Returned the Diawa. Had bought my son a Zebco Delta ZD2 and has been reliable. Decide on the Pro Omega as it was only a few dollars more then the platinum. I am using it for shallow crankbaits. Its pretty smooth and cast well although the line started touching the outer cover causing friction when reeling in. I think this is due to the small oscillations of the spool winding toward the top instead of evenly spaced. Removed some line and its fine. Overall I think the omegas and delta reels are the safest bet over the competition but dont expect zero problems.
One person found this helpful.
Got tired of cheap Walmart reels, so researched the best reel of this nature and for the money this seemed like a good choice. The difference in casting is noticeable. It allows for a very smoot accurate cast and I also like how light weight it is. Good reel for the money.