The Zebco 33J Spincast fishing rod (pictured left) is inspired by the Model 33, which allowed anglers to land bigger fish with lightweight tackle. While not as great as their high-end 33, this is still an awesome rod. This is easily their most popular rod. This rod is a 6-ft, 2 piece Z-Glass rod and comes with a medium action. The rod carries the definitive Zebco 33 spincast reel on its back. It allows for a left or right retrieve, made for both left-handed and right-handed people, and the adjustable drag control with help your line stay intact when you are fighting those bigger fish. This combination makes for a great fishing experience. As with many other medium action rods, I recommend this rod for beginners.
One downfall of this rod seems to be that it tangles when you pull the line in. A helpful tip in this instance would be to guide the line to the reel using your thumb and index finger.
In general, I would suggest using this rod for the smaller fish. That is when it will perform at its best. I recommend using this fishing outfit as a backup rod, for beginners, or for the infrequent fisherman. While there may be some other options that are better, it is a good rod for the price.
The Zebco fishing tackle company began with an industrial designer who went by the name of R.D. Hull. Initially, he worked as a watchmaker and barber. Then he began his career in the fishing tackle business by inventing the backlash-free reel. After many years of failures, he discovered a new design inspired by a random sighting at the marketplace. He convinced the Zero Hour Bomb Company to take on his project. It was called the “Standard” reel. The invention was a success, and the rest is history. He was now officially in the fishing tackle business, producing a reel that was a crowd favorite.
Many contributions and collaborations later, Zebco grew to become a monster in the fishing tackle game. At the low prices for their quality products and the risqué marketing stunts, the company grew rapidly, producing rods for all types of fishing. The company is what many would call the epitome of the American dream – sown and grown right on American soil. The company with the first spincast reel now makes low-cost reels as well as high-end models for all pocket sizes, in addition to their wide variety of fishing tackle.