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#12167400 - 03/31/17 12:23 PM What was your first reel?
cruzfishing Offline
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Registered: 02/18/13
Posts: 194
Loc: North Dallas, Texas
Anyone remember their very first reel?

What about your first baitcasting reel? What was it?

Do you still have it? Got a picture? Post it up if you got it!


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#12167411 - 03/31/17 12:31 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16986
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA


I traded 5 wooden buckets of goat milk for this when I was a young lad.

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#12167424 - 03/31/17 12:35 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
crapyetr Online   sleepy
Extreme Angler

Registered: 09/20/14
Posts: 1379
Loc: Nacog TX
Zebco 89...still have it and it is usable...a little big and heavy...it is 57 yrs old...bought it, and the rod it is on, in Wichita Falls at a Western Auto when i was 10...with my very own $$$...don't remember how much tho

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#12167432 - 03/31/17 12:41 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
kellisag Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 12/08/06
Posts: 1602
Loc: SETX
ambassadeur 5000

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#12167454 - 03/31/17 12:59 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
Lil joe Offline
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Registered: 05/30/13
Posts: 2955
Loc: lake conroe, tx
I remember my first baitcaster was a Daiwa I got when I was about 9.

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#12167482 - 03/31/17 01:17 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
Fish2222 Online   content
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Registered: 02/28/15
Posts: 159
Yep, Ambassador 5000....It was red.....lasted for about 15 years.
Pulled in lots and lots of bass with it.
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#12167495 - 03/31/17 01:24 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4055
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Abu Garcia 5000 combo. Second was a Shimano "Fast Cast" on a Shimano rod. I had those at around 6yrs old.
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#12167504 - 03/31/17 01:30 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 715
Loc: Rowlett, TX
My VERY first reel, like most, was a Zebco. Dad weaned me from that at pretty young age, though. I cut my teeth on these starting about 6 or 7.
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#12167505 - 03/31/17 01:31 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
JoeyC Offline
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Registered: 03/22/12
Posts: 333
Loc: Grand Prairie
Snoopy rod and reel.

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#12167507 - 03/31/17 01:33 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
ThatOneBigKid Offline
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Registered: 02/12/16
Posts: 29
Loc: Minnesota
Was called the "crappie buster". Was basically a Snoopy pole and spincast reel.

First bait caster was a $20 Diawa. Still can't believe I taught myself to throw a baitcaster with that thing.
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#12167509 - 03/31/17 01:34 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: M. Alexander]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4055
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Originally Posted By: M. Alexander
My VERY first reel, like most, was a Zebco. Dad weaned me from that at pretty young age, though. I cut my teeth on these starting about 6 or 7.


That is a awesome looking reel.
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#12167539 - 03/31/17 01:44 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
DaveTV Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/28/17
Posts: 35
Loc: Plano, Texas
Zebco 33 was the first for me... Then I was introduced to one of those red round Ambassadors. Learned how to untangle birds nests on it before catching fish.

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#12167543 - 03/31/17 01:46 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
COWBOYSFAN008 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 04/22/13
Posts: 211
Loc: Killeen, TX
Zebco 33 of course. Mister Twister and an Ugly Stick. Nice!
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#12167555 - 03/31/17 01:51 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
Big Swimbait Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 02/01/14
Posts: 515
Loc: Irving
Zebco 33 also.
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#12167563 - 03/31/17 01:58 PM Re: What was your first reel? [Re: cruzfishing]
Bass N Beer Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 09/18/11
Posts: 681
Loc: Springtown, Texas
First reel - Zebco 77.
First Baitcast reel - Ambassador 5000.

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