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The Zebco 33: Where it all began

Fishing is a way of life that many of us learn at a young age. It is a pastime that sticks with us through thick and thin. Fishing is a sport that can continue to offer a thrill even after the millionth time out on the water. This makes me stop to think what really get’s a person set on fishing and what got me into the fishing frenzy. As I considered all the different things that I began to love about fishing it all came back to that moment I received my first rod and reel combo, the Zebco 33. This rod and reel combo is great for both the early and late beginners like myself. At this point I must admit that beginning at an age of around 17 is a little late for people to be just beginning their fishing story but this is where I began. Although with little experience the love of fishing is something that came naturally. Getting out on the lake and taking a couple hours out of a busy day was just what I needed. Although I had gone fishing before it was when I received my Zebco 33 when I really began to learn more about the sport. With the little knowledge that I had of fishing at the time, the Zebco fit my fishing style perfectly. Not being a seasoned veteran I would not necessarily have understood the ins and outs of a spinning reel and would have been guaranteed to end up with endless hours of backlash if I were to use a baitcaster. Obviously, it’s not your top of the line custom built beauty that you see nowadays but it was perfect for getting me into the sport. I would highly recommend this for new beginners because of the ease of casting and the quick retrieval. I would also like to use this blog post to really describe the reason for this blog. This blog is something I am putting together because I love to fish and have a strong interest in learning everything I can about the sport itself. Through this learning process, I would like to share what I am learning in what I hope to be an easy and understandable manner. As I progress through this blogging experience and continue to write the fishing story that I will grow to love hopefully there is something for you to learn also.


Apparently, the Zebco 33 can literally do it all! Watch this video to find out why!


Please feel free to leave a comment about how you became the fisher you are today!!