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Old 01-12-2010, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: Manual Pick-up VS. Standard Bailer -- Van Staal vs. Zeebaas

I'll try and take a pic of mine this week and post it for you
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:29 PM
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Default 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
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: Manual Pick-up VS. Standard Bailer -- Van Staal vs. Zeebaas

It's quiet at night so you don't get spot burned!---LOUIE
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:47 PM
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I just picked up a Penn FisherVI 4500 bailess . It's a sealed reel, unless your planning on reeling underwater, but will stand up to getting sand and washing it off in the wash. Not a bad reel for the cost and gets some good reviews.
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