Disney’s Star Wars has been a beloved part of American culture for decades. Kids that were mesmerized by lightsabers, the Millennium Falcon, Jedis, droids and more in the 70s, are now taking their kids and grandkids to enjoy and experience the magic of Star Wars via the box office smash currently in theaters, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
It’s only fitting then that the tried and true Zebco spincast combo, treasured by generations of anglers, will have a special edition Star Wars R2-D2 version in honor of the new movie. The front cover of the reel will be shaped like everyone’s favorite droid, R2-D2, paired with a fiberglass rod measuring 5-feet, 6-inches. The combo will also feature a special starter tackle kit that will include jig heads, split shot sinkers, bobbers and curly tail grubs.
Josh Denton, the product and sourcing manager for Zebco Brands, has been a huge fan of Star Wars since he was a kid, and was excited to help make the Star Wars combo a reality.
“It’s a thrill for me, working alongside my co-workers at Zebco, to be able to combine two of my favorite things – fishing and Star Wars, with the creation of the unique Star Wars R2-D2 Zebco Spincast Combo,” said Denton.
“Even better – myself along with many other anglers, will have the joy of sharing the magic of both fishing and Star Wars with our families. I really look forward to taking my four children fishing with their new Disney Star Wars Zebco spincast combos as well as enjoying the movie together too. That’s the good stuff of life in my book,” Denton added.
The force is definitely strong with this combo. Available in the spring of 2016, the special edition Star Wars R2-D2 Zebco Spincast Combo will retail at $19.99.