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Old Zebco #12401171
08/25/17 08:31 PM
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Just wanted share some pics of an old Zebco I have and keep hanging onto. Story is a friends uncle got for retirement in 1958, I acquired in 1992 when I helped him with an estate settlement. Still in the original package as he received it in 1958.






Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12401226
08/25/17 08:59 PM
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how cool...i have a Zebco 89 i bought around 1960 on the same rod...still works great...just a little big & heavy~~~


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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12401393
08/25/17 11:16 PM
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Got to love it! Thanks for posting. thumb




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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12401904
08/26/17 11:13 AM
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Good stuff. woot

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12401919
08/26/17 11:39 AM
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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12402312
08/26/17 07:12 PM
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32�42.136′N 97�6.772′W
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Wow, $45.90 in 1958! Just did a quick online calculator of 1958 to 2017 dollars: $45.90 in 1958 would be $338.36 in 2017. Premium stuff right there.


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Cutting torch the nuts.
Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12402330
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The Original Zebco 33 was, by far, the best reel ever made.


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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12402340
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Back when they were still made in Tulsa,Ok USA.Thanks for sharing.

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12402572
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Its a shame they are made like 3 blind mice assembled them now a days

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12404011
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Nice

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12427483
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ZEro hour Bomb COmpany.

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Fisherman110] #12428207
09/16/17 01:48 AM
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thanks for that, interesting.

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Cutting torch the nuts.
Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12437671
09/22/17 10:26 PM
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That is a piece of history.

cool

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12498363
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Dont lose it.



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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12498372
11/09/17 10:53 PM
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Thats awesome I used to have one of the boy scout ones heck that reel will probably catch more fish then the new ones.

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12505392
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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12505460
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I just ran my three old 33s through the ultrasonic cleaner one at a time until the water stopped turning black and reassembled with some good lube and all three are slicker than snot. Now I need three good cheap rods to make some good pier fishing rods.

Ill snag old Zebco and Abu Swedish reels on sight.


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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12505559
11/16/17 05:32 PM
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i luv my Zebco-matics...i have 33's, 22's, 11's, an 89 and a couple of perch/crappie triggerspin lightweights...dependable...no backlash


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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12517805
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Wish I still had my old zebco's from when I was a kid. Mine were from the 90's, but still...


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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12520535
11/29/17 09:44 PM
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Back in 1978 I Landed a 7.13 lb Spotted bass on an old Zebco just like that, talk about drag singing !

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12520613
11/29/17 11:14 PM
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Holy smoke! I had no idea they were expensive in 1958. $46 in 58 is equivalent to about $380 today.

Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12522075
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Re: Old Zebco [Re: Buddy E] #12522537
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I sent these pics to the VP of Marketing at Zebco/Quantum. He said that was a pretty rare package and surprised to see the wrapper still on.

Thanks for sharing!


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