The Abu Garcia Zata is Abu’s new sub $200 low profile fishing reel. The Zata comes in at a decent price point and can be had for around $175. The Zata is not as pricey as some other reels, it’s still up there in cost. Would you pony up for this Shimano Curado competitor? In my opinion, if this reel performs anywhere near my Abu Garcia Revo Rocket, then this reel will be another winner from Abu Garcia.
Abu Garcia Zata
The first thing you notice about this reel is that Matte Green color. To be honest, I think it’s a winner. It has that military kind of look to it. I wonder if the reel feels smooth or if it has a rough feeling to it?
Abu Garcia Zata Features
- 10 stainless steel ball bearings + 1 roller bearing provides smooth operation
- Graphite frame and sideplates
- Carbon Matrix™ drag system provides smooth, consistent drag pressure across the entire drag range
- Duragear™ brass gear for extended gear life
- Infini™ brake system allows almost limitless adjustability to handle any fishing situation
- Compact bent handle and star provide a more ergonomic design
- Lube port for easy access maintenance
The ZATA low profile reels exemplify a sleek reel design in a compact package. Packed with features like 11 ball bearings and a Duragear brass gear the Zata provides smooth casting and retrieval.
The above specifications were taken right from the Abu Garcia Zata website.