Readers ask: How To Remove The Rear Cover From A All Metal Zebco 33 Reel?

How do you remove a Zebco 33 reel cover?

Grasp the spool cover on the front of the reel. Turn the front spool counterclockwise to loosen. Continue turning slightly until the cover stops and will not turn further. Pull the front spool cover straight out and away from the body of the reel.

How do you take apart a closed reel?

Locate the nut at the front of the reel. Spin it counterclockwise. Grab the assembly that protects the reel spool and pull it off the reel. Spin the star-shaped knob counterclockwise and remove it from the reel.

How do you maintain a Zebco 33?

The reels should be disassembled, cleaned and oiled at least twice a year and more often if used in dusty conditions or in saltwater. To start you’ll need a pair of pliers, flat and Phillips screwdrivers, an old toothbrush, a bowl of water with a few drops of dishwashing detergent and a clean, dry cloth.

How much line do you put on a Zebco 33?

What is the Zebco 33 Max Line Capacity? Zebco 33 has a line capacity of 10lb/120yd. If you plan to use lighter lines, you can increase the capacity to reach more than 200 yards, but those will be 2 or 4lb lines, and there is not much you can do with those.

How much line can a Zebco 404 hold?

Heavy action, with a 3.0:1 gear ratio and 100 yd. / 20 lb. line capacity.

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