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Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood #13459226 03/03/20 10:21 PM
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Still an old favorite.
Who remembers what the "On / Off" knob on the side does?

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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459255 03/03/20 10:46 PM
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The lever on the other side allows you to pull line off the reel without pushing the casting button, I believe this round knob makes a clicking sound as the line comes out. This is an added feature for Cat Fishing. May have that backwards??

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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459258 03/03/20 10:51 PM
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i still have 2...33 Platinum...the best...i put 10 lb braid on one and throws gr8...might spray the line with wd40 ever now and then...no backlash / ever...i'm 70 and hope to die castin' my 33


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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459263 03/03/20 10:58 PM
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Still using my Zebco 33 and I've got a total of 4.
Keep them clean and fresh line and they are bomb proof.


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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459283 03/03/20 11:19 PM
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They'd take a lot of abuse. When they got to where they weren't casting good, just give them a quick dunk in the water and you were back in action.

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459337 03/04/20 12:35 AM
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The reel that made all of y'all retrieve with your right hand. Not me. Ha, ha! I had a Mitchell 300 with left hand retrieve!

Go me!


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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459440 03/04/20 02:19 AM
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maybe for you, line and a stick where I grew up.:)

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459493 03/04/20 03:11 AM
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Way back when,would go to Wal-Mart and buy two Zebco 202's. go below the dam on Hugo lake in Oklahoma and catch carp until the gears in the reels were dust.

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13459533 03/04/20 03:53 AM
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Its a shame the 33s are not built like they used to be

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Rayzor] #13460000 03/04/20 04:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Rayzor
The reel that made all of y'all retrieve with your right hand. Not me. Ha, ha! I had a Mitchell 300 with left hand retrieve!

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I have a Mitchell 301 (right hand retrieve)
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Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Rayzor] #13460073 03/04/20 05:15 PM
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Loved the 300

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13460330 03/04/20 09:03 PM
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I remember every night before a fishing trip up until I was about 10, my dad and I would re-spool all our reels! I had the job of holding tension on a spool with a pencil through it. I had 2 or 3 different zebco 33's but the oldest one was my favorite for whatever reason, loose squeaky handle and all!


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Man does this bring back memories...

I had a love / hate relationship with our Zebco 33's...love that they would cast good and fight just about fish with ease...hate that it would tangle even with the best of line management. AHAHAHAHAH

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13460540 03/05/20 12:13 AM
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My dad was a VIrgil Ward fan so we used Johnson Century reels. 33's were the jeeps of the fishing world.

Re: Zebco 33 ~~ The Reel of Our Childhood [Re: Dan_n_Texas] #13460614 03/05/20 01:12 AM
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still have mine
caught 100's of fish on it
from perch to bass

it is retired

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