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Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step #13558500 05/15/20 10:39 AM
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Gear removal (if you need to do that too):



If you want to buy one & fish with it (models & years to look for):



The differences in how old reels were constructed & new:


Last edited by steve hummert; 05/16/20 12:04 AM.

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
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Re: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: 1956Zebco] #13559046 05/15/20 06:07 PM
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My first 10 plus pound fish (carp) came using a Zebco 33. Still use one every once in a while.

Re: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: 1956Zebco] #13559767 05/16/20 04:42 AM
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Great reel. thumb


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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: banker-always fishing] #13559871 05/16/20 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Curt0407
My first 10 plus pound fish (carp) came using a Zebco 33. Still use one every once in a while.

Originally Posted by banker-always fishing
Great reel. thumb


Thanks for that and agree (naturally).
Fish my Grandad used to bring in regularly with the '56 (above):
[Linked Image] (fish as big as the beagle (Little Pup)
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And what we use his '56 for mainly today (Connie with her morning catch):
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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: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: 1956Zebco] #13560367 05/16/20 06:26 PM
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"Lifetime Memories" right there for sure. The Good Old days are sometimes the best ones! Life was simple back then. thumb



Side Note: I have plenty of pictures of my dad with the fish he caught. Again some "Lifetime Memories". cheers


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IGFA World Record Rio Grande Cichlid. Lake Dunlap.

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Re: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: 1956Zebco] #13560584 05/16/20 09:51 PM
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Love these videos sir. They're great!!!!


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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Love these videos sir. They're great!!!!





Plus #1. woot

Re: Zebco 33 Cleaning Repair Restore Fix & Lube Grandpa's Old Reel Step by Step [Re: Laker One] #13570628 05/25/20 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Love these videos sir. They're great!!!!

Originally Posted by Laker One
Originally Posted by Frank the Tank
Love these videos sir. They're great!!!!

Plus #1. woot


Thanks to you both and to the fellow who replied on the bottom video on YT (bait-caster & conventional) I would really recommend looking at the 146 (my reply there) - you can get these for little to nothing (any of them really - a good friend looks for USA Senators at the flea market for $50< and uses them for tarpon tournaments rather than Chinese stuff (and I look for the other models mentioned, especially anything Pflueger (absolute best in that era for heavy fish along with Finn Nor):

Travis. If you want a really good caster that will double as surf, jetty, pier, and boat reel, start checking the flea markets, eBay, etc., for a Penn 146. This is a narrow spool version of the bulletproof 140 & by being narrow spool it needs on winding mechanism (so you can tackle really big fish level wind free). Many videos on overhaul & lube on the channel, the ones by Dennis (2nd Chance Tackle) are excellent. Ocean City is great for this too - similar number system (they were copied by Penn). Level-wind: The problem with a level wind and why you seldom (and that is generous) see one with big fish is they are so easy to foul when line is screaming out. If the line and winder get mismatched (often) the line is on one side of the spool, the winder at the other and the moment you apply pressure to the fish - pop - the line snaps. Best to look at spool designs that simply eliminate it. An Ocean City in this genre reel would be a "Seal Beach" "Jones Beach" or anything with "Beach" in it. Look carefully at the 146 spool on the Penn - that is what you want in any mfg.'s reel - self leveling. Good luck and good fishing!

Pflüger Templar:

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If you don't know what we're talking about (how to get away from plastic gear reels - large gear inside in this case (Diawa):

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Last edited by 1956Zebco; 05/25/20 03:22 PM. Reason: Level-wind addition

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/
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