I’m not saying that’s a fact, just wondering and would like to have definite dates for the changes. The reels are just about in mint condition in their boxes, I've never fished them either and probably never will now, knowing this! From the info you've provided here, it's a '55-'56...black front and back covers, 1/2" wide chrome band, chrome line-release pushbutton and a double handle with black knobs. NEW ZEBCO 33 MICRO SPINNING REEL ultra light 4 lb test line PAN FISHING ice. Never went into production. You guy’s are really gettin it down. Any suggestions on how to get the drag fixed? A shard of metal got in just the right place when it stamped and made the P look like a T. Also someone has put a 404 white handle on the reel. Good fishing!!! Sometimes that means a cool rod and reel. take your new line making sure its not to heavy of line and tie a general square not around the spool,cut excess line off. Make sure you put the line through the hole on the reel first. To tonite I decided I'd look into that. Ending Jan 8 at 4:30PM PST 6d 21h. You get what you pay for these days. Jim, http://www.fishingtalks.com/zebco-spinning-reels-1962-to-mid-1980s-3812.html. By Larry Anderson. My grandpa got me hooked on the old 33s like a bad drug! Jim. I have bought two Johnsons one with a missing pieces that the other one had and made one out of them. It will take written documented facts to change my mind and I don’t expect you to just take my word for it, I’m just telling you what I think to be near the truth. Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 4. In 1984 the 33 N started and It's all down hill from there on. They compared their products in private, the Ambassadeur 5000 and the Zebco model 33 both of which are still in production more than fifty years later. The Zebco 33 Camo is a perfect example — just don’t leave it laying in the grass, or you may never see it again! Thanks for the information! Some years later the "Standard" became the model 33. $5.50 shipping. Posted On May 15, 2019 May 17, 2019 By Cody Vignal. Add a comment . Is it true that Zebco was originally the Zero Bomb Company? February 1, 2013. Here we have a great vintage, A Zebco 33 Rhino tough, Just recently serviced, operates like a new one. They are a part of history as over 4+ million have been sold. The model 11 was the third reel made in 1953 also and remained in production until 1972. The one with steel gears is the only one I’ve seen like that and I think the original brass gears must have gone bad and dad had Mr. Rainey replace them with what was available at that time. 4 bids. The #1 Site for Collectors of Zebco Fishing Products. Jim. This included his old Langley, South Bend, and Game Getter reels also. I posted my email address, can you send me a photo of the reel your asking about. Point No. When the thumb button was pushed, this rod protruded from the spool arbor and pushed a thin brass piece through the spinnerhead. Zebco 33. More Lateral Line. I will soon be 68 and have used Zebco 33’s since my dad bought his first in 1955. 2 is the Feathertouch. It’s also a fully enclosed cover, as opposed to the current model, which has holes. Don’t let them just be collected, I’ve caught a lot of twenty plus pounders on them! The one sided one is the earliest and the two sided one was later. Zebco history tells me the model 22 was the second reel Zebco made, in 1953. Zebco Gold 33 Classic Spincasting Reel **SUPER NICE** $12.00. I think they decided to offset the rivets so that it wouldn’t be as easy for this to happen and from my experience, I haven’t seen as many of them broken. Feb 8, 2011 #57 . Zebco 33 TV Spot, 'Dock' Submissions should come only from the actors themselves, their parent/legal guardian or casting agency. Under $16.00 - apply Price filter. I had 11 of dad’s reels until a little over a month ago, when they were stolen. Gear. 58 sold. Here's what I got I'll put a pic of the guts in a bit but I think that's what I have... Hi J.B., That looks like a pretty good old Black 33. I have a Zebco 66 that looks like aluminum. This confirms what Tommy and I have been talking about lately, that the 44 was Chrome the year before the 33 was. Without FT it would be 1955-56 or with FT it would be a 1957. is it supposed to have chrome covers ? Match a rod for the Zebco 33-type reels? Can you believe that I left something out? We get asked this one all the time...what do the numbers on my Ambassadeur reel seat mean? Get it as soon as Mon, Jan 4. A friend of mine bought one shortly after they came out and the man at the sporting goods store asked him if "He would like for him to make it a better reel." The new Zebco 33 has two improvements worth mentioning. dustyjoe,thanks for the reply,will send a PM. I think the Black special edition reel and I know that the 1980 Silver Anniversary models are this type. It was a revolutionary concept that launched a major fishing tackle brand. It did go to market but here’s the catch the Stainless steel reel was hastily put into production and came out in the same 1958 yr. and continued for many years after. Will revisit... if it's US made, may buy it. This post was chosen to be featured as a blog, By entering this site you declare I have a 33 with chrome body and what looks like aluminum covers stamped with zebco 33 but has brass gears and no anti reverse. Not any kind of a Prototype, a simple stamping error. I will later post more detailed photos on my 33 blog showing the mechanism that worked it, but for now you will see a small brass piece sticking out of the spinnerhead. Also I notice on the Feathertouch paperwork that it states the part numbers for both the spinnerhead and the brake bar are different with Feathertouch, ending in FT. I think the part about brass gears is what I tripped over. I’ve never taken it apart but it;s pretty sluggish. This is a medallion from a 50th Anniversary 33 showing the 1954-2004 dates. Part Number: 33MTNGOLDBX6. in 1956 the name zebco was officially adopted. The son in law brought me a 33 on an old St Croix rod that had been his dad’s and wanted me to see if I could get it working.After cleaning and lubing it it works fine but is missing the front cover.It has the aluminum body and a single rivet foot.Wondering which cover would work on this reel. Zebco 33 Custom-Z Spincast Reel and 2-Piece Fishing Rod Combo, 6-Foot Fiberglass Rod with Split-Grip EVA Handle, Quickset Anti-Reverse Fishing Reel with Bite Alert 4.2 out of … Dusty Joe is kind of correct on dates. I had always heard that they went to SS in 1959. Zebco produced and sold the orig. So in 1957 at the age of 10 I started using Zebco 33s. The 33 came out in 1954-55 with Black covers and the 44 came out in 1956 with Black. VINTAGE ZEBCO REEL PARTS AND PARTS REELS. The Type 1 has a rounded foot and the body is rounder to fit it. I don’t know the real facts, but would like for someone to come up with a definite date for the start of production. I did a Zebco spinning reel blog that should tell how long they made them. 0 bids +$7.40 shipping. The chrome 33 and 44 are both late 56 early 57 and only lasted until the Stainless steel reel came out in 1958. lol. Zebco takes serious spincasting up another notch with the new Omega Pro. The first point that I want to touch on is the 1954 vs. 1955 date. Auf welche Punkte Sie zu Hause vor dem Kauf Ihres Zebco 33 rod and reel achten sollten! The 1955-56 reels are black anodized aluminum cover, chrome plated aluminum body reels with brass bevel gears and smooth as silk. That's my question. UPC: 032784636304. (18) 18 product ratings - new ZEBCO AUTHENTIC 33 Spincast Reel bite alert pre-spooled 10lb test line. Thanks, Tommy, got it! I have them, plane covers that came next, and the banded covers used last. Rigged and ready to go aboard a Phenix Recon C682L. They will all fit it, but the right on would be the one that has Zebco, Spinner, Model 33 on the cover. Spooling a Zebco 33 involves installing new line as part of routine maintenance. If it only says Zebco 33 on the front cover, it would be a stainless steel front and rear cover and probably has 2 diagonal rivets holding the foot on. The iconic, tangle-free design of the Zebco 33 Spincast Reel is back and better than ever! ?, or just ‘57? It is highly renowned for such legendary products as Zebco 33, Zebco 202, Zebco 404, Zebco Bite Alert. Just make sure you have all the old line off the spool. If it is a smaller rivet on a Lexan body, it would be from about 1975 to 1983. Single rivet, stainless cover, white handle, black release knob. $6.00 shipping. I read, searched and these articles are extremely informative but there is not a 'time-line,' per se of introduction of models and to give any indication when Zebco made 'quality' reels. I have dozens of the NOS later covers if you’d want one of them. thank you. Jim, [Broken link]http://www.fishingtalks.com/the-zebco-33-their-all-time-best-seller-2179.html. It is about the best looking 33 ever made and very hard to find with good chrome, because I've been told that Zebco almost went broke replacing flaking covers. In 1958 the colors were reversed, chrome plated covers and black body and the anti-reverse was added. I've been told that it just depended which supplier made the bodies but my experience tells me otherwise. its called [Zebco] the family reel. Im 13 with a zebco 33 and 404 what line lbt should i use? The type 2 reel ran from about 1972 ‘ 1974 with 2 offset rivets in a flat area of the foot just under the body. FREE Shipping by Amazon. Jim, Since they went to China, there are many different models all called 33 something. You will find many FT spinnerheads with the FT piece removed. I can’t thank Mr. Lafferty enough for sharing his knowledge with me over several years before his passing. Jim, I read Dick’s comment last night and have been pondering whether to reply or not and finally decided to say something. I hope this clears up things a little. 33A, 333, 33XBL, 33C, 33N, CGX33, 33AN, 33E, 33L, and maybe more I'm leaving out. Brand: Zebco. They were replaced by the thousands and that is why finding an early 33 with the plastic spinnerhead is so hard to do today. Messages: 774. Warranty. Hawg Seeker & Bite Alert™ hits the shelf with audible and visual fish strike alarms. There is a plastic O ring tha... How many variations are there of the Zebco 33? Zebco makes a variety of fishing reels that accommodate anglers of all skill levels, from novice to experienced. I could tear up a Zebco 33 on big wipers in one day if given the chance. If the Lexan bodies started about 1969 and ran through 1983, that makes 15 years. Somewhere between 1960 and 1963, dad bought Dick and I both a Zebco 99 Reel-N-Rod combo, which I still have both of them. Dad bought one in 1955 and another with Feathertouch in 1957. Has anyone heard of this reel? Also, you will find information concerning the Zebco Spinner Model 55 contained in the articles, too. By 1956, reel manufacturing had become so important to ZHB that it ceased production of oil field materials and changed its name to Zebco. However, I did find three (3) very interesting articles concerning how the Zebco Company came into existence. $5.50 shipping. They just are not the quality of the 'old' school reels; When 'pride' and 'quality' were the key words with the manufacturing companies, but we live in a 'disposable' world today! Warranty. OIC where you got that Al, from the list that Dick sent you. Only 3 left. Zebco 33 Classic Schematic Rating * Select Rating 1 star (worst) 2 stars 3 stars (average) 4 stars 5 stars (best) Name 2001 was the last year that Zebco Reels were manufactured in the U.S.A. Share this: Share; Category: Catalogs/Zebco. Any way you cut it, the Zebco 33 is a legendary spin cast reel. The 1957 reel had one extra, Feathertouch. Zebco.com. Jim. Second, they’ve increased the gear ratio from 3.3:1 to 3.6:1. Richards then produced a miniature straw … Zebco -- The History of Zebco by Karl T. WhiteZebco 33 History - eHow Hi Newbie, The white handle tells you the someone put a 202 handle on it. The foot engraved Zebco Company, along with pat #, Tulsa OK. My oldest 33 that I’m using has one rivet and 2 tabs that extend up into the body and it says zebco spinner model 33 on the front cover cone. I have bought several Zebco 33's, new and used, over the years and when I buy used I generally examine the insides of the reel to see how much metal is there -- The more metal the happier I am. Also, I started a blog a while back while in the hospital, which I need to finish, but it explains the changes the 33 went through over the years from 1955 to 1983. When was this reel made? He put a piece of blue label maker tape on the button on the new reel and told my brother and I that we could use the old one but leave his new one alone. The early ones also had the teardrop AR lever. Would you believe that I got started collecting because I had to start taking my 2 sons fishing after dad died and I couldn't find his old black 33's. Small world skip. Zebco fishing reels are the most popular reels in history. Its a Rhino Tough from the mid 1980’s, nothing really special. Here are 5 photos that Dick Braun just sent me that he wanted put on here. My father and I collect and repair many of these zebco 33’s. Pics will help too. OMG, you and I are the same age...I'll be 68 in May. I think that the idea was that a light pressure on the button and this piece would slow the line down as it went past it. Go to the “Ask a New Question” box, ask your question or whatever, and there will be a “Attach Photo” button you can click to add your photos. 2008. A Zebco 33 Combo Can Take More Heat Than You Think. Posts 558 Post Thanks / Like Likes (Given) 0 Likes (Received) 3 Thanks (Given) 0 Thanks (Received) 0. There is also a 33CLA 1997 which I think is just another 33 Classic model and a 33CKE in 1998 which is probable another with cosmetic differences. They are also the most neglected. They also made chrome plated covers for the model 44 in 1957 and the model 22 was made with the chromed aluminum covers too. I’m convinced that the 33 was still Black in 1957 and figured that the 44 was also. A.B. Thanks Dick, I’ve adjusted the captions under the photos. Now that I have laid this background, I must in all honesty, disagree with Mr. Braun on several points. The history of the Zebco 33 fishing reel started with the Zero Hour Bomb Company in 1932 which made electric time bombs for oil drilling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. From 1959-1967 there were several changes the earlier bodies were anodized before they were painted and were rather purple looking inside while the later ones were just raw aluminum. !959 saw the start of 25 years of stainless steel covers. The joint lines where different materials and parts of the reel come together are actually very good but the handle and knobs do exhibit a bit of play in them. Thus, the change to stainless. I hope this clears up some dates on the early 33’s. 4.6 out of 5 stars 81. Ending Jan 3 at 4:19PM PST 1d 1h. I just bought a Zebco 33. There is a Zebco 33 reel listed on Ebay as a Zebco 33 Stunner Prototype. My guess is someone at some time replaced damaged cover’s with what you currently have and are asking about. I suspect that they started having bodies crack through the rivets. At any rate, I have always figured that the FT ran from 1957 into the early 60s for maybe 6 years give or take a couple. ‘57 version, right? No surprise there. I don’t know if they had the problem with the 66, 88, & 89 that they had with the 33. Yeah, I took that 33 timeline down to avoid infringement. Monofilament fishing line. zebco still produces a model 33 to this day. it has chrome covers a blackbody zebco 33 stamp into the top cone it has an anti reverse and what looks like brass gears. And a half a box of Type 4, with the ears slanting away from each other. It jerks and snags etc. The cover that yours had was used on all aluminum body reels and the first 3 years of the Lexan body reels. 5/26/47 here! Dick says that Ralph Lafferty told him that it depended on the supplier of the bodies and they did them different ways. I have a Zebco 33 with two rivits diagonally on the foot and Zebco 33 stamp... Zebco 33. What years did the "Spinner" name appear on the front cover? Save zebco 33 classic to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Actually Zebco 33 is a very good reel and very simple to respool. Zebco products are warranted for a period of one (1) year from date of original retail purchase against defects in workmanship and/or materials. Jim the ad dated 1956 only proves that the 44 was chrome, the black 33 is an older stock picture, please note there is NO cap lock screw in the body of the black 33. I believe that the first style has 2 rivets in line in the foot. They like many of the old companies have taking their manufacturing to China and the quality that 'old' reels once possessed are 'just that ... a thing of the past!'. Alternate MPN: 33605MTEL 10C FB4. Thanks for your help. I have 2 boxed Sabra's like new. Items you will need. I was looking at Ebay for 33 reels and noticed how many of them h... Old Mitchell 300 Reels and Their Lettered Sisters: Differences. Remove any old line remaining on the Zebco 33 by pressing the large spool release button on the back of the reel. Went a bit overboard...have six Citations now. A friend of mine bought one not long after they came out and the seller asked if he wanted him to make it a better reel ? In 1980 when Zebco introduced their Silver Anniversary 33, it was marked 1955-1980 and I have 6 of them. i appreciate the response.I was guessing a 56 because of the no antireverse. Submissions without photos may not be accepted. Over $20.00 - apply Price filter. I’m in the process of writing you a PM now. $16.00 to $20.00 - apply Price filter. Zebco 33 Custom-Z Spincast Reel and 2-Piece Fishing Rod Combo, 6-Foot Fiberglass Rod with Split-Grip EVA Handle, Quickset Anti-Reverse Fishing Reel with Bite Alert 4.2 out of … By clicking 'Submit' or otherwise submitting this form you agree to the, By entering this site you declare First, they’ve added a T-ring that makes it nearly impossible for the line to get tangled in the pick-up pin. If I wasn’t walking the shoreline of Lake Oroville as a kid, then I was at the family cabin on Lake Almanor using marshmallows and salmon eggs under a bobber to reel in trout with a ‘33’,” the northern California native fondly remembers. environments and work with them to teach them the art of fishing which can last a lifetime!!!! I did not care as to the year as long as the pieces fit and worked. Having some fun with the Platinum. A Zebco 33 spincast reel would make a great gift for a kid or anyone else who wants a reliable, dependable fishing reel that is easy to cast and doesn’t cause any problems. Are you sure it … The 33L is the 33 Legacy and then the ones with a CL after the 33 are the 33CL 1992-1998 or the 33 Classics. Question: Would a stainless covers(says only "ZEBCO 33" on top cover), metal gears(non-brass), NO feather touch reel be put in a box with feather touch advertised on the top & sides? I think that it would give you more insight on the Zebco 33. lighter and said the body was made of Lexan. Join Date Jan 2013 Location Pennsylvania Posts 27 Post Thanks / Like Likes (Given) 0 Likes (Received) 1 Thanks (Given) 0 Thanks (Received) 0. The Zebco 202, 404 & 606 get a total redesign to make these popular favorites even better. First off I want to say that I appreciate all the effort that Dick has put into preserving Zebco history and I know that he has been to the Tulsa plant and met with former Zebco big wig, which I have not. This triangular piece would touch the front cover and as the coils of line clicked past it, it would slow it down to the extent of the pressure applied to the TB. Vintage Zebco 33 Classic Fishing Reel. My Mom's old Zebco 33 shown w/o the front and rear covers. Zebco 33 Micro Spincast Reel. I’d be buying from eBay(almost all advertised have only the outside showing). I still have a Zebco 33 hanging on the wall of my shop still on the rod it came with decades ago...Cheap reels to have some fishing fun with, thanks Zebco...If I remember correctly they made a 404 and a 808. In 1984 the 33 N started and It’s all downhill from there on. Also have a zebco spinner model 55. hi, im not certain that there is a way to specifically date your zebco 33. the first model 33 were introduced in late 1954 or early 1955, at that time the company would still have been using the name zero hour bomb company. I have a NIB Zebco 33 Spin-cast reel. Can anyone date ... On my zebco 33 platnum, what is the black button for on the side? Wow, dusty, great info on the Zebco 33's! 2001 Zebco Catalog. Mine is hands on experience dating to 1955 at the age of 8 when my dad bought his first Black 33 and I thought it was the most beautiful reel I’d ever seen. In my opinion, the chromed covered 44 were out a year earlier and showed problems, by the early production of the chromed aluminum model 33 covers in 1958. Go to the Internet and type in the Search Box --, About Zebco -- Zebco America's Favorite Fishing Reels. [Broken link]http://www.fishingtalks.com/another-zebco-production-chart-part-1-3923.html#comment-4939.html. 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