Re: Manual Pick-up VS. Standard Bailer -- Van Staal vs. Zeebaas
i posted on here in march of 2008
and as of 2 years ago i did finally manage to kill my zee.
had issues with sand in the drag and it did cost me a couple of really good fish. the reel started to seize up on me also, but gave it to tim and he reconditioned it as good as new. it is a first generation model and overall i am happy with it. with that being said i bought a van staal this winter to fish montauk and harsh conditions as my zee proved to be unreliable in those cases.
i cannot speak for the newer gen zeebaas but have a friend who has 2 and he loves them.
also the vs is a larger reel. so ill make a personal comparision after this season.
bailess is great, as stated earlier you wont pop off any valuable wood, but i prefer the single roller with counterweight, the dual roller would occasional catch the line on a cast
just my 2 cents