Search in
VALENTINE'S DAY Video Games TV Computers Finance Home Apparel Tech Cameras Autos Health & Beauty Children Entertainment Travel Pets
Frontpage Deal
Walmart Discounts, Deals and Coupon Codes

Zebco Dock Demon Fishing Rod Combo: Spinning $10, Spincast EXPIRED

guitardedboy 1,193 April 15, 2013 at 08:11 AM in Sporting Goods (3) More Walmart Deals
Deal
Score
+20
17,256 Views
See Deal
$8

Deal Details

Promoted 04-15-2013 at 04:34 PM View Original Post
Walmart has Zebco Dock Demon Combo from as low as $8 with free store pickup. Thanks guitardedboy
  • Spincast Combo $8
The following is no longer available:
  • Spinning Combo $10

Original Post

* Deal now dead as of 4/17/13 9:06 AM

Time for fishing.

Saw these Zebco Dock Demon combos online when looking for a couple of fishing poles for the kids.

Anybody looking for a good micro pole or a pole for the kids that blows away those crappy Dora/Barbie Disney poles, this is a pretty good deal IMO.

At Wal-mart the Spincast is 10 bucks and the Spinning is 13 bucks. (For young children I recommend the Spincast)
If you buy them on-line and pick them up in store you save 2 bucks on the Spincast and 3 bucks on the Spinning, making an already good deal great.

The Disney poles are cheap and the poles are made of plastic, the dock demons are actually solid fiberglass poles making them extra durable for major bends.

Link (scroll over finish and click to see both poles listed)
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Zebco-D...o/19491283

They also have a Zebco Dock Demon Deluxe but to the best of my knowledge the only thing that changes is the Deluxe is 6" longer and the handle is cork. I went to the store and the reel although different color looked and was marked with the exact specifications as the $10 Spinning Dock Demon although Zebco claims the Deluxe has aluminum spool. The deluxe is supposed to have 6 lb Cajun Red fishing line, while the $10 Dock Demon has standard 6 lb line or that could just be a marketing trick? (I don't know if that makes a difference or not to pay 7 extra bucks?)

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Zebco-D...o/22172324

32 Comments

1 2 3

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#16
I used to go fishing a lot, but haven't in a while. Main differences between spincast and spinning?
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#17
Quote from mystery250 View Post :
I used to go fishing a lot, but haven't in a while. Main differences between spincast and spinning?
one is encased in foreskin one is circumcised
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#18
Not really worth it in my opinion. If you are looking for a one-day solution, or for a short weekend camping trip to keep kids occupied, sure. If you are looking to teach a kid to fish and most importantly avoid frustration, upgrade to something of a bit better quality. I've been fishing for awhile and the last thing you want when learning how to fish is fudging around with a crappy (not crappie) setup.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#19
Cheap beginning set. Maybe good for my boys. I am going to get something nicer for myself.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#20
Wow, I grew up just happy with my mickey mouse rod. Don't fool yourself that they need something like this to enjoy fishing.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#21
Perfect timing! Picked up both a spincast and spinning rod. Hoping the spinning rod will work for my 6 yr old, and the spincast for my 4 yr old. Was looking at the cheap licensed ones over the weekend and they were such crap I couldn't buy them. Thanks OP!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#22
We just moved to a log cabin with a private lake on our property, so this is perfect timing! We needed some beater poles for our youngest monkeys to fish off the dock with, and I did NOT want any of the character poles, so THANKS!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#23
Any leads on an inexpensive tackle kit? Looking for something basic to throw in a bug out bag type of thing. At Walmart I saw lots of individual lures and whatnot, but not so much a starter kit kind of thing.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#24
Quote from guitardedboy View Post :
In your opinion would it be worth the extra 7 for the Deluxe that is 6" longer, cork handle and aluminum spool?
The deluxe spinning says it has 2 ball bearings whereas the regular one doesn't mention ball bearings.

This youtube video goes over the spinning reel on the regular one. In the comments, the author says nice things about the spinning reel, but not the spincast version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfY0yygdbT8
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#25
Quote from lantzuh View Post :
No fishing knowledge whatsoever

All I want to do is go fishing this summer, will serve as a beginning rod and be okay for me?
Please determine WHAT you want to use it for. Most average rods are 6' or so (5'6" to 7'). A rod this short will simply not cast as far and will have less accuracy. However, if you are fishing off a dock, you are simply dropping the line down near the piers anyway. A compact rod like this is good for close-quarters fishing, not for fishing in where you are trying to cover a lot of water from one location. In short, a rod of this length serves a purpose, just make sure you are doing the type of fishing that it's designed for.

A generally good starting combo is a Zebco 33 with a 6' medium action rod. It should easily be under $20.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#26
I bought this last time. Very cheaply made reels. Not anywhere near Zebco's former quality.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#27
Quote from mystery250 View Post :
I used to go fishing a lot, but haven't in a while. Main differences between spincast and spinning?
we have both - it just seems that open-faced reel (spinning) is easier to use because you can see the line and know if it is clear or hung up - versus the close-faced reel (spincast) - if you're not fishing too much, it seems simpler and requires less coordination
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#28
Quote from gobblygook View Post :
The deluxe spinning says it has 2 ball bearings whereas the regular one doesn't mention ball bearings.

This youtube video goes over the spinning reel on the regular one. In the comments, the author says nice things about the spinning reel, but not the spincast version. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfY0yygdbT8
Pretty good video. Thanks!
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
#29
Quote from lazyman View Post :
I bought this last time. Very cheaply made reels. Not anywhere near Zebco's former quality.
Cannot imagine pulling in any good size fish with this. It will be the fight of your life
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0

Sign up for a Slickdeals account to remove this ad.

#30
Quote from myadidas1981 View Post :
Well, my experience has only been with the push-button Dock Demons. Although, I would personally spend the extra money for the deluxe combo.

However ... that being said, Zebco quality has been heading southward for awhile now. For the money, I'd take a comparable Shakespeare product over its Zebco equivalent any day.

These little poles serve their purpose, but I will say that every so often Walmart puts its Zebco 33 combos on sale for $10. I've bought one each time, and while they're not the 33s I grew up with, they're really good beater poles for kids or to use as back-ups.

For reference
Yeah...definitely not the Zebco I remember either. I don't ever recall any "maintenance" on my poles when I was younger...you just brought em' and they worked. With these new ones, it is imperative that you include a bottle of WD40 or some other lube in your tackle box, otherwise you won't be fishing very long.
Reply Helpful Comment? 0 0
Page 2 of 3
1 2 3
Join the Conversation
Add a Comment
 
Slickdeals Price Tracker
Saving money just got easier.
Start Tracking Today
Copyright 1999 - 2016. Slickdeals, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Copyright / Infringement Policy  •  Privacy Policy  •  Terms of Service  •  Acceptable Use Policy (Rules)