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Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective #13543166 05/03/20 12:40 AM
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But maddeningly slow. The old way we used to do it before Texas & Carolina rigs, creatures and the rest. Before the weed guard hooks came out you would see worms hooked all crazy kinds of ways (seems like now). I'm sure a lot of you remember all that stuff.



Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13559475 05/16/20 12:01 AM
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I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.


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Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: deucer02] #13561610 05/17/20 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by deucer02
I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.


Bingo. Indian Bay Bait Co. made them as I recall. I had a complete card of them at one time and let it get away.


Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13561732 05/17/20 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 1956Zebco
Originally Posted by deucer02
I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.


Bingo. Indian Bay Bait Co. made them as I recall. I had a complete card of them at one time and let it get away.

Creme lure company made the first ones I saw and used in the 1960s.

Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13564588 05/20/20 04:08 AM
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Good information. Enjoyed the video. thumb


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Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: Flippin-Out] #13595875 06/15/20 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Originally Posted by 1956Zebco
Originally Posted by deucer02
I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.


Bingo. Indian Bay Bait Co. made them as I recall. I had a complete card of them at one time and let it get away.

Creme lure company made the first ones I saw and used in the 1960s.


I stand corrected: you're right. The ones we had were apparently a knock off. I had to hunt for and waited until I had the tag to verify that. Ours (in central Florida at that time) were carried by Western Auto.

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Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13601789 06/20/20 10:31 AM
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From the bank last night. Using the slow technique with a 4" plastic green crawfish (hanging in the background), 1968 Zebco 33, 8 lb. test line, EWG hook, 1970's Ugly Stick.

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Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13601822 06/20/20 12:06 PM
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Awesome to see ol' standby's still holding their own. Congrats and looking forward to more reports.
By the way those Zebco you tube video's are great. Thanks !!!


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Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13655273 08/03/20 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by deucer02
I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.




Originally Posted by Flippin-Out
Originally Posted by 1956Zebco
Originally Posted by deucer02
I do. Some of the early pre-rigged worms had beads and a small propeller in front of the worm. Great bait at the time.


Bingo. Indian Bay Bait Co. made them as I recall. I had a complete card of them at one time and let it get away.

Creme lure company made the first ones I saw and used in the 1960s.


Happened to run across one still in the package - has to be from the 60's:

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Originally Posted by psalty
Awesome to see ol' standby's still holding their own. Congrats and looking forward to more reports.
By the way those Zebco you tube video's are great. Thanks !!!
-- You're welcome, hope they help keeping yours going!


Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13655361 08/04/20 12:00 AM
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Luvin' the Zebco's. I retired a 101 that is almost mint. It is a combo- green reel and green/white rod. 4 1/2 footer. Caught a few panfish with a few moons ago.


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Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13655767 08/04/20 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by psalty
Luvin' the Zebco's. I retired a 101 that is almost mint. It is a combo- green reel and green/white rod. 4 1/2 footer. Caught a few panfish with a few moons ago.


It's hard to put them down. I keep saying I'll retire Grandad's '56, but keep on reeling them in with it.

You don't have to be a member to use this: Old Reel Collectors Association

I look for models of USA made reels to use and pick them up for nothing at the flea markets, and wherever. They are absolutely bulletproof to the point lighter spools, etc. are being manufactured for many of them. Penn and Ocean City (mostly) parts interchange as Penn learned at Ocean and even the model numbers are reflective of each other. I'm still lookin for a True Temper (last owner) Ocean City in the box for $10 - it'll come.


Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13664100 08/11/20 02:52 PM
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Lazy Ike had a worm my dad used to great results in the early 1960s. It had a metal lip in front and dual hooks. It was more of a rubber than plastic worm as I recall.

They were sold until some time late into the 80s or early 90s. I saw one listed on Ebay a couple of years ago.


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Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13664859 08/12/20 02:12 AM
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Originally Posted by psalty
Luvin' the Zebco's. I retired a 101 that is almost mint. It is a combo- green reel and green/white rod. 4 1/2 footer. Caught a few panfish with a few moons ago.


Iā€™m 52 years old and I was telling a friend about my first reel and it was a 101 combo. Many fish were caught on that, the 202, 404, catfish on an 808, 33, and an Omega 1, just to name a few. Fun times!

Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13668528 08/15/20 10:17 AM
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Came across these while looking for a Penn 146 Squidder Jr.:

Zebco 33's

The one on the left is the target.


Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Zebco 33's To Look For: https://youtu.be/Tg917tVFrM8
Bobber Drop Shot Setup: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Best Baked Beanie Weenies: https://youtu.be/O52P9IaFdSo
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13696316 09/10/20 12:28 PM
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I still use my old original 33's and I have an 808 that will still reel in those big catfish! Those Zebco's are bombproof if you oil them now and then!
They are the original bank fishing reels, and are still great fishing from spots along the bank with overgrown trees as you don't need to wind up and cast, but just a flick of the wrist and they cast a mile. thumb


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