A Closer Look At The Abu Garcia ZATA Low Profile Baitcasting Reel
It has been a few years since I first heard about the Abu Garcia ZATA reels. Well, it felt like years. This is because 2020 is such a drag. Time moved slower than usual. Days felt like weeks, and weeks felt like months. Months on the other hand felt like years. So yes, it has been a few years since I first heard about the Abu Garcia ZATA reels…
The combat ready Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel.
Anyway, I finally got to play with the Abu Garcia ZATA reels; both spinning and low profile baitcasting reels. And they are the finished product and not prototypes. For this article I will focus on the low profile baitcasting reel. We’ll leave the spinning one for another article.
[ In the world of army men, the armies of the opposing forces will certainly wet their pants when they see these matte green sleek low profile silent killer. …. ]
Robotech Comes To Mind
The Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel in its military themed green brings to mind the Robotech mechas. It would fit well on one of them especially as its head. The Abu Garcia Zata low profile baitcasting reel even has the red circle at the brake setting knob to make it fit in even better. Animes aside, the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel looks great.
Awesome looking in army matte green. The design of these reels do bring to mind a fantasy sci-fi series; Robotech.
To be honest, the first time I wasn’t sure. Military green is a risky colour to go with. But after a few short while I saw its appeal. Yes, it is a great looker. It has the tough look and it looks ever ready for battle. In the world of army men, the armies of the opposing forces will certainly wet their pants when they see these matte green sleek low profile silent killer.
The rear-end of the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel. The carbon fibre with red lining; circle disc at the star drag area adds to the aesthetics.
Abu Garcia low profile baitcasting reels have been smooth performers and the all new ZATA is different. No, no typo here. The new Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel feels smoother. There is some improvement over some of the older generation low profile baitcasting reels. Maybe it is the 10+1 bearings. Maybe it is the improve gearing. Maybe it is all of them.
When it comes to casting, the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel is superb. The Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel comes with magnetic brake system that has 10 high quality magnets, and a centrifugal brake system that has 4 brake shoes. This well proven braking system called the Infini™ brake system will be great for both beginner casters and seasoned casters.
Dual brakes; a magnetic brake and a centrifugal rake. This braking system provides for a lot more brake settings. The centrifugal brakes helps control the spool from the start of the cast while the magnetic system will take better effect as the rotation of the spool slows down.
With the smoothness of its spool and highly dependable brakes, the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reels not only provides anglers with more cast control options, and better control; it allows for good casting distances sending lures and baits further. This also means that one gets to cover wider areas at every cast.
The four pin centrifugal brakes with four brake shoes. These brakes are adjustable by locking and unlocking the pins.
Fighting fishes will be so much fun with the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reels. They come with Abu Garcia’s well known carbon fibre drags that are smooth eliminating jerkiness and thus reducing the chance of the fish escaping. The ZATA low profile baitcasting reels come with 9kg drag which is good amount of pressure to tire hard fighting fishes out.
Carbon fibre handle and EVA grip that is contoured and designed to provide a better more comfortable grip.
Long hours of fishing will not be an issue when it comes to the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baistasting reel. Weighing in at approximately 0.212kg, the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel is a lightweight reel, hence reducing fatigue during fishing trips or sessions.
Some of the features of the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reel.
While the Abu Garcia ZATA low profile baitcasting reels come with very attractive features, it is moderately priced making it a fantastic reel for those who are stepping into the baitcasting world but prefer a reel that is above entry level but with plenty of good features, yet not at the high-end category. As for the seasoned caster this here is another reel to consider adding to one’s arsenal.