texasfishingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
trophy, BenIzzie, jthorn, Choctaw Angler, Richard Downey
114613 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
TexDawg 100,474
hopalong 94,227
Pilothawk 80,697
John175☮ 78,613
Bigbob_FTW 71,097
JDavis7873 67,401
Derek 🐝 66,068
Mark Perry 62,118
Forum Statistics
Forums61
Topics1,140,509
Posts15,579,922
Members139,613
Most Online36,273
Jan 23rd, 2013
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective #13543166 05/03/20 12:40 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
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.



Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13559475 05/16/20 12:01 AM
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 13,776
D
deucer02 Offline
TFF Guru
Offline
TFF Guru
D
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 13,776
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.


Biden famously said in the New York Observer, “I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man.”
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: deucer02] #13561610 05/17/20 09:14 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
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.


Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13561732 05/17/20 11:09 PM
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,198
F
Flippin-Out Online Content
TFF Team Angler
Online Content
TFF Team Angler
F
Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,198
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
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 59,729
banker-always fishing Online Content
Super Freak
Online Content
Super Freak
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 59,729
Good information. Enjoyed the video. thumb


[Linked Image][Linked Image]

IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

John 3:16

Sinner's Prayer. God forgive me a sinner. I accept Jesus Christ as my Savior !
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: Flippin-Out] #13595875 06/15/20 09:24 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
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.

[Linked Image]


Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13601789 06/20/20 10:31 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
[Linked Image]

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.

Last edited by 1956Zebco; 06/20/20 10:33 AM. Reason: spellid wod wong

Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13601822 06/20/20 12:06 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 672
P
psalty Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
P
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 672
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 !!!


(Psalm 46:1)
GOD bless our troops
EN3 (SS)(SD)
SS-581 - The Last Diesel Sub 1959-1990
DBF
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13655273 08/03/20 10:38 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
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:

[Linked Image]

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!


Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13655361 08/04/20 12:00 AM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 672
P
psalty Offline
Pro Angler
Offline
Pro Angler
P
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 672
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.


(Psalm 46:1)
GOD bless our troops
EN3 (SS)(SD)
SS-581 - The Last Diesel Sub 1959-1990
DBF
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13655767 08/04/20 12:46 PM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
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.


Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13664100 08/11/20 02:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 221
J
j_hirn2 Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
J
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 221
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.


The tug is the drug
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: psalty] #13664859 08/12/20 02:12 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,767
"
"Old School" Offline
Extreme Angler
Offline
Extreme Angler
"
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 2,767
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.


I’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
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
1
1956Zebco Offline OP
Angler
OP Offline
Angler
1
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 293
Came across these while looking for a Penn 146 Squidder Jr.:

Zebco 33's

The one on the left is the target.


Plastics Rig That Works!: https://youtu.be/Qk3Sg4_Yaks
Snag Free With 100% Bite Feel!: https://youtu.be/eCruAntyeW4
Grandpa's Zebco 33 Restore Fix Lube: https://youtu.be/_4BTSEVcbQ4
Zebco 33 Gear Removal: https://youtu.be/ru122KcdLsE
Surf Fishing Tips: https://youtu.be/1u6m_b2Uv5Q
200 more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPSsiJFU2JVh-dfIn1jfZDg/
Re: Bank Bass Fishing - 100% Effective [Re: 1956Zebco] #13696316 09/10/20 12:28 PM
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,271
Jimbo Online Content
TFF Guru
Online Content
TFF Guru
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 18,271
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


Just one more cast!

[Linked Image]
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 1998-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3