From the original creator of Van Staal reels comes the Zeebaas ZX series spinning reels. (Zeebaas means “ocean boss” in Dutch.) With a price tag of $1,299, these reels offer a variety of eye-popping features. The machined-aluminum frame, spool, rotor and foot are coated with a military-spec finish; the two sealed drag plates combine with carbon-fiber woven materials for a sensitive, linear-performance system that provides up to 30 pounds of drag. The 16.5-ounce Zeebaas can handle up to 65-pound braid, carries a 4.75:1 gear ratio and comes with two different sized spools – 2-inch or 2.23-inch diameter. Order in one of six configurations that include different spools, different crank knobs, one of two handle lengths, single- or dual-line roller pickup and a selectable semi- automatic/manual bail. For more information, visit www.zeebaas.com.