My predictions for the ZeeBass:
MrBill: will buy 4 of them.
Rick will buy 12 of them and have T.J. sell 9 after one week of heavy fishing.
TJ won't buy any but will post pictures of a couple for sale demonstrating that they are in perfect condition with the exception of thumbprints permanently pushed into the metal while applying excessive drag. (Further research by a particularly careful buyer will reveal that these prints belong to Rick.) There will be small arrows meticulously showing these slight flaws.
Kil:won't buy any because they don't have a star drag and he will disapprove of their freespool capability.
gman:will stick with reels that look like Christmas Trees. He's just that kind of guy. His son, however, will catch a world-record tuna on one.
Randy: will be unable to find a Japanese supplier and continue to sell Saltigas and Shimanos, thank you very much.
Gunsmoke: will toss at least 5 of them overboard between now and 2020, and will slip one into the drink of an over-60 hooker at a bar he side-tripped to in Nuevo Laredo on his way from taking an unsuspecting boy scout troop, all of whom were formerly virgins, on a fishing trip from New York to British Columbia.
jerry barnes: will wonder why he ever opened a thread that could so easily be hijacked by some senile old coot named Uncle Russ.
gman:will continue to wonder what the Hell is so funny about a Stella looking like a damned Christmas tree! They are good reels, by golly.