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finchave

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I'm retired, love camping and fishing. I also love photography. I take photos of anything dealing with nature, wild flowers, birds, fish I have caught and so on. My I'm retired, love camping and fishing. I also love photography. I take photos of anything dealing with nature, wild flowers, birds, fish I have caught and so on. My cat KC is now 18 years old and we are the best of friends. I also have a three year old Westie named Sir Winston. I married my high school sweet heart 40 years ago. (Read more)

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Spin-Champ, Rod & Reel Combo - Fishingin Fishing
Magic Fishing Reel - Fishingin Fishing
Fre-Line fishing reel - Fishingin Fishing
Marabou Prince - Fishingin Fishing
Zebco 9BZ - Fishingin Fishing
Penguin 888 Spin Casting Reel - Fishingin Fishing
WALTCO ny-o-lite. Du Pont Nylon Spinning Reel - Fishingin Fishing
"Action Craft" fishing rod  - Fishingin Fishing
Zebco, Zero Hour Bomb Company - Fishingin Fishing
What Is It? - Fishingin Fishing

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  1. Hello, There were two sizes of the Devil Dog, 1/4oz and a 1/2oz. They came out in 1952. They continued into 1953 but I think that was the end for this lure. Dave
  2. Thanks for the idea dumbdogs. Yes the drag knob is missing and the piece it screws into is still inside the reel but it is not interfering with the operation of the reel. And no, you can not use the o...
  3. Hi Bowfishingrocks, This was the last of three Standards made by Zero Hour Bomb Company. Your reel having the tan spinner head would be the cheapest of the three. The red spinner head would cost more ...
  4. I also like the Johnson reels but don't know how to date them. If anyone knows how to date them or has a website one can use to date the reels, would you please post it here. I have Google searched ...
  5. Hello mrcolorz, just some information I have collected from the internet........... Great Lakes made an intergrated rod and reel combination called the Whirlaway. Depending on model and conditon the...
  6. Thanks BELLIN68.
  7. Thanks babyboomerwil7 and BELLIN68.
  8. Thanks Chapeldreamer, babyboomerwil7, BELLIN68 and beachbomb.
  9. Thanks Fishrod and BELLIN68.
  10. Thanks BELLIN68.
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  13. Thanks LauraJ27 and BELLIN68.
  14. Thanks officialfuel and BELLIN68.
  15. Mike, your post #17, did you find the parts you were looking for? Parts can be found on eBay, from time to time, when searching Zebco parts. I see your post is about 3 months old now. Some how I misse...
  16. Thanks officialfuel, senor_trunk and BELLIN68.
  17. Thanks officialfuel, Harland and BELLIN68.
  18. Thanks BELLIN68.
  19. Thanks BELLIN68.
  20. Thanks officialfuel, lundy and BELLIN68.
  21. Thanks BELLIN68.
  22. Thanks BELLIN68.
  23. Thanks officialfuel and BELLIN68
  24. Thanks BELLIN68.
  25. Thanks lundy, would be fun to fight a big cod, or any big fish.
  26. Hello George, Worth is whatever the buyer wants to spend, I always say. Have watched them go for $50 to $70 on eBay. Yes, slim-pickens for information on the internet. A reel as this you would think t...
  27. The first patent on which the “Magic” reel was based was granted to Jacob M. Goldberg, of Denver, Colo., on October 16, 1951 (Pat. no. 2,571,440). Goldberg received at least three more patents fo...
  28. Use the search button on eBay. Type in "Vintage Zebco Parts". You should then be able to find what you are looking for. Good Luck............
  29. Thanks for the heads-up BOGIE262, about the reel glowing in the dark. I'll take your word on it, but it no longer glows in the dark.
  30. Madison Abad: There is most likely more than one site to get an estimate of the value of your reel. With a Google search one should be able to find a few. Also, search on eBay to see what buyers ar...
  31. I forgot to mention in my original post, I don't think this reel was mounted to a rod and used. There are no scuff marks on the foot. Also, there are at least eight different color variations that I...
  32. Hi Jerry, Yes your safe to say your reel was made in 1950/1952. The number you found inside the box is a serial number for that reel. This number allowed Zebco to track production and the location o...
  33. I have seen them go for $100 plus.
  34. Hi Chris, It depends on the shape of the reel. I don't think it matters where you start, there are buyers out there looking for this reel. They will spend what it is worth to them. Maybe start at $15....
  35. A box with no paper work came with the reel (black spinner head) I bought. There is no price marked on this box. I'm pretty sure you know were this reel came from Dick and I'd never part with it. Soon...
  36. Hi Ron......I've found nothing else on this old rod. I'm sure there are rod experts out there who would know more about this rod. There are times I've asked for information on a particular rod or re...
  37. I know this reel was manufactured in Japan and it looks like that is as far as I can go with it. It's a cool little reel and seems to work as it should. I've never seen one like it.
  38. Dick, thanks for the 5 and 6 postings. To Allen Jones, the 1A, 1B and the 1C is nothing but a reference code to the reels with the black, red and tan spinner head. Hope the above postings helped. T...
  39. I just acquired this same reel from my mother. It belonged to my father who passed on years ago. It's a sweet old reel, still works nice, manufactured in 1962 to 1972, I believe. The reel was manuf...
  40. Hi donnie dougan, I paid around $40 for my Zebco 11 and have seen them go higher and lower on eBay. Then, if the box and paper work come with the reel, expect to pay more. No box came with the one I...
  41. The date for this reel was given to me by none other than That-Zebco-Guy, Dick Braun who is a Zebco collector. Look at the reels front cover. If it says Super Zebco Model 22 then it's a model 22. I...
  42. I now have the standard with the black spinner head and the box. Will try to post photos later today. One just sold on eBay, 3-18-2011, did anyone see what it brought?
  43. Hi Pat, I'll give ya $5 for it and that includes shipping. Just kidding. No, I really don't have a clue what the reel would be worth. See if you can find one like it on eBay and go from there.
  44. This fly reel was made by Pachner & Keller Inc., 3400 Archer Avenue, Chicago 8, Illinois. If I remember right the reel was made between 1940 and 1950. The reel was sold for $3.98 when new.
  45. Thanks Dick, for your comments on the early Zebco's. Your expertise is always welcome. I almost called you the other day as I now have the standard with the red spinner head, I was very excited to get...
  46. I have edited the story about the Zebco Standard with the help of The-Zebco-Guy, Dick Braun. Dick is a collector of Zebco. Had a nice conversation with him on the phone today. In the above article som...
  47. Thanks for your impute Ken. I've done a lot of looking and reading, looking for anything about this reel. I can't seem to find a high pillar reel with the same foot as this one. You mention the yardag...
  48. Hello jcollier83........ I have three rods which look very familiar to your photos. Mine has a True Temper sticker on the rod, placed directly on the other side of Montague 65-10 5'10". I notice the ...
  49. I have gotten some of the words printed on this rod thanks to a fellow on eBay. The Genuine which I could make out refers to "Genuine Tungsten Carbide". This guy goes by dano1155 if you care to chec...
  50. Email Mr. Miller who is a Pfueger expert, he should know. ROBERT A MILLER <onstream@bellsouth.net>
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